Yeshwant Marathe is the 3rd generation entrepreneur from the house of Marathe Udyog Bhavan who were pioneers of manufacturing offset printing machines in India. Driven by the desire to give back to the society, he took an early retirement and set-up a NGO, Neeraja, working in the field of Community Level Rainwater Harvesting in tribal areas of Vikramgad, Mokhada, Jawhar in Palghar district. The main purpose is to make scarce resource of water available to the remote hamlets (pada's) of villages, by constructing check dams. repairing existing defunct check dams, repairing of wells, cleaning of ponds and doing borewells wherever necessary.
His blog - History Cafe, has primary focus on History & Culture and is targeted at the younger generation to make them inquisitive about the Heritage of India. His other blog सरमिसळ is very popular with the readers.
A book of his selected Marathi Articles is being published in December 2020.
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