January 2001 -
the first issue of the new millenium. Ekata's editorship passes
from Vidyullekha Aklujkar to Arun Jatkar. The Editorial Board now
consists of Dr. Arun Jatkar, Mr. Shriniwas Mate and Ms. Sushama
- The cover by Arvind
Narale of Toronto, ON, depicts lush evergreens much in keeping
with the season.
- Arun Jatkar's
editorial reviews the travails of US election politics and introduces
the varied offerings in this issue while making light of the lofty
expectations that a millenial editorial must necessarily pronounce
something unprecedented and profound.
- Eka 'attadeep' rajhansashi
samwad (Arun Jatkar, Monroeville, PA) is based on an
in-depth interview of Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Advisor to the Executive
Director, IMF and the author of a fast-selling book, "Amcha
Baap Aan Amhi".
- Asa amcha aamba
(Nalini Adhav, Lake Mary, FL) tells a humorous tale of a
much awaited mango harvest in one family garden.
- Bahuli (Sheela
Bhandari, Erwine, CA) tells a poignant story of an adopted child
about to be abandoned by her parents who are about to finalize their
divorce. (The original story in Gujarati is by Anandrao Lingayat).
(N. B. Datar, Toronto, ON) - A selection of several Ganesha-
subhashitas to begin the new millenium in an auspicious manner.
Mr. Datar offers detailed explanations for the benefit of those
who are not versed in Sanskrit.
- Amcha Henry (Neela
Paranjape, Thunder Bay, ON) - gives a delightful account of
the festivities in anticipation of the arrival of an ice-breaker
- Bhimsen -ek amritanubhav
(Madhav D. Manjarekar, New Berlin, WI) - A personal appreciation
of a 6-CD set marking Pandit Bhimsen Joshi's 75th birthday.
- Josh Malihabadi yanchya
athwaNinchi Varaat (Dr. N. G. Rajurkar, Hyderabad, India
) - Fond rememberances of the celebrated Urdu poet Josh Malihabadi
and his writings.
- Ekavachan, bahuvachan
(Vidyullekha Aklujkar Richmond, BC) - The idiosyncrasies
of popular usage of singular and plural in Marathi.
(Sunanda Kakade, Roseville, MN) - An essay about the scheme
of transliteration of south-east Asian pictographic languages into
the Roman alphabet.
- Lakshadweep-ek awismaraNeeya
yaatraa (Uma Paranjape, Melbourne, Australia) - An account
of a trip to the Lakhdive islands.
* He wyartha na ho balidaan ( Shubhada Sharad Lele, Badalapur, India)
- A touching story of how an errant mother helps her daughter steer
- Shiwajee paarkchee
prabhaatpheree (Sudheer S. Kulkarni, Latham, NY) - A
delightful account of a morning walk in the Shivaji Park, Mumbai
during the author's recent visit to India.
- Panipatchyaa itihaasaabaddal
chaar shabda (Ravindra Godse, Pittsburgh, PA) - Notes
on the history of the battle of Panipat to clarify some of the misconceptions.
- Shivshaheer Purandare
yaanchaa Ottawamadhalaa kaaryakram (Dr. Vijay Dhawale,
Ottawa, ON ) - a review of a speech in Ottawa, Canada, by the widely-acclaimed
researcher of the Maratha history, Mr. Babasheb Purandare.
- Dr. Ambedkar chitrapat-
ek aatmashudhi yajna (Shriniwas Mate, Simi Valley, CA)
- Review of a biographical film on Dr. Ambedkar by Jabbar Patel.
- Poetry Corner
- Shwaas -
Arun Jatkar, Monroeville, PA
- WaLoo ni waLoo
- Prasad Pathare, Mumba, India
Sonali - Joshi Baton Rouge, LA
- P.Umeshchandra Sarodaya, Nagpur, India
- Mrs. Pratibha Sant, Staten Island, NY.
- The English Forum
- Ask the Superspecialist
/ Dr. Sanjeev Kothare / Part 2 (Sushama Yerawadekar,
Jamaica Estates, NY ) - Interview of the physician about his
specialty of sleep disorders. (The previous issue of Ekata carried
the first part of this interview and dealt with epilepsy.
- Second Generation
American Youth (Amit Kshirsagar, Ann Arbor, MI) - An
essay on the problems of the second generation Indian-Americans.
Sandhya Karnik of Fremont, CA gives a critical appreciation
of Kusumagraja's poem 'Aagryaachyaa kilyaat'
Spardha # 25 - A poetry competition in which contestants submit
a short composition of their own that complements the line suggested
by the judges. Winning entries:
Desai, South Croydon, UK;
Padmaja Vijay Das, San Diego, CA;
Satish Desai and Padmaja Vijay Das.
- Other Notable Entries:
Radha Godbole, Ottawa, ON and Sulekha Abhyankar Surrey, UK.
- Marathi Crossword
- A unique, challenging and yet entertaining! Shabdakode # 18 'JaLLan
melan' by Sushama Yerawadekar Jamaica Estates, NY .
- Correct Solvers
of Shabdakode #17 'Are re': Anil and Lata Narale Toronto,ON;
Janardan and Lalita Kulkarni Toronto, ON; Meena and Kashinath
Ghanekar Toronto,ON; Lata Deshpande Ellicot City, MD; Shrikrishna
- Aja-Stambha #
23 and 24 - Incidental writing of Arun Jatkar. Occasionally serious.
- Reviews of notable books.
- Vaidik sanskriteechaa
vikaas by Tarkateertha Lakshmanshastri Joshi, Praadnya Paathshaalaa
Wai, Maharashtra, Third Edition, 1996. Reviewed by Arundhati
Khandkar, Mumbai, India.
- Mahaasangraam by
Meena Deshpande, Dimple Prakashan Vasai, Maharashtra, Reviewed
by Vasudha Madhukar Pandit, Buffalo, NY.
- Maharashtra Saar
by Shubhada Chandrachud, Pune, India. A summary of recent
newsworthy events in Maharashtra.
- Vachakanchya Pratikriya
- Readers share their thoughts about the material published in Ekata.