Navshakti ( Marathi (मराठी) – नवशक्ति ) is a Marathi newspaper based in Mumbai, India. The newspaper has a circulation of 83,910 across the state of Maharashtra.[1] This paper was started by S. Sadanand.[2] P. R. Behere was its first editor.[3]: 279 

Owner(s)Indian National Press
PublisherIndian National Press
Editor-in-chiefG. L. Lakhotia
EditorSanjay Malme
Free online

Indian Literature mentions Prabhakar Padhye, editor of Navshakti as a "formidable editor" whose "political and social writing" stood out in the context of the Marathi language.[4]

Bhatkyachi Bhramanti


Bhatkyachi Bhramanti (Journey of a tramp[5]) was a weekly column by Pramod Navalkar. It ran for a record 52 years. It has found mention in Guinness World Records.[6] Kiran Tare writing in the Daily News and Analysis informs that Navalkar was writing this column when he died.[6] In this column Navalkar wrote about heads of criminal gangs, exposed gold smuggling, prostitution dens and bars. He used disguises to gain entry into exclusive brothels such as posing as an Arab to gain entry to a nude cabaret at Hotel Fariyas. Navalkar wrote free of charge.[7]


  1. ^ a b "About Navshakti The Newspaper". Navshakti. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  2. ^ K. M. Shrivastava (1 April 2007). News Agencies From Pigeon To Internet. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p. 69. ISBN 978-1-932705-67-6. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  3. ^ Maharashtra (India) (1986). Maharashtra State Gazetteers: Greater Bombay District. (3 v.). Directorate of Govt. Print., Stationery and Publications, Maharashtra State. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  4. ^ Nagendra (1988). Indian Literature. Prabhat Prakashan. p. 254. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Pramod Navalkar passes away". The Economic Times (online). Mumbai: Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. 21 November 2007. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  6. ^ a b Tare, Kiran (20 November 2007). "Shiv Sena leader Pramod Navalkar passes away". DNA (online). Mumbai: Diligent Media Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  7. ^ Deshmukh, Smita (2 December 2005). "For Pramod Navalkar, ink still flows". Daily News and Analysis. Mumbai: Diligent Media Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 30 June 2012.