M for Mostly Sane

Mostly Sane is the official YouTube channel of one of India’s leading YouTube sensations ‘Prajakta Koli.’ Her channel was my introduction to content-driven YouTube shows. This hard-working and super-talented RJ turned YouTuber is a force to reckon with. Her disciplined schedule of uploading videos every Tuesday (real talks), Thursday (sketch comedies based on her observation of people around her) and Saturday (QnA or video interviews with celebrities) makes her one of the most consistent creators as well. She is often found uploading vlogs based on her travel diaries and personal experiences.

Prajakta Koli - Source:IWMBuzz
Prajakta Koli – Source: IWMBuzz

She has represented India at the YouTubers ‘Creators for Change’ summit through which she met Michelle Obama recently to discuss on education for girls. Recently, she made her foray into YouTube originals with her show ‘Pretty Fit’ that featured a host of celebrities like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sanya Malhotra and Sumukhi Suresh among others. Prajakta was part of Forbes ’30 under 30′ list in 2019.

While Prajakta has created various characters for her sketch comedies, her most famous creation happens to be a teenager called Montu, introduced as the younger brother of Prajakta in the comedy videos. Montu is so popular that the audience (who Prajakta addresses as Dumdums lovingly) has started asking for Montu special videos now. She has collaborated with the biggest names in Youtube community like Bhuvan Bam, Ashish Chanchchlani, Mumbiker Nikhil and many more.

This is the thirteenth post in the Blogchatter A2Z challenge based on the theme ‘Laugh in the time of Corona’. Stay tuned to know the details of the stand-up comedian getting featured in my post for N tomorrow.

You can read all the posts in this series here. Watch Prajakta play multiple roles in this hilarious video based on the life of a typical middle-class family.

Author: Sonia Chatterjee

Who am I? An erstwhile banker turned blogger/writer/author. Any qualifications? A Post-Graduate degree in Chemistry followed by a second Post-Graduate Diploma in Management. Currently, I am pursuing a one-year MFA in creative writing course from the Writer's Village University, U.S. Though I must admit that I am still trying to figure out how and when I can connect all these dots. Have I done any real work? If two years in market research, six years in banking as a branch head two-and-a-half years in blogging and publishing a book can be considered as real work, then yes. Where do I live? After spending life like a nomad for sixteen years in Delhi, Bangalore & Mysore, I am back to where it all started from - Kolkata. My favorite things - Books, coffee, travel, food, and my four-and-a-half-year-old son. What is this blog about? Through Sonia's musings, I intend to explore writing in various genres, create social awareness, spread laughter and channelize emotions through words and pictures. Anything for readers? You can check out my book 'Deal of Death' on Amazon Kindle. If you like fast-paced thrillers, this Detective fiction introducing the woman sleuth, Raya Ray could turn out to be your perfect weekend read.

29 thoughts on “M for Mostly Sane”

  1. Prajakta is a darling. I’m pretty sure I love all her acts. I haven’t really been using Youtube these days and I have a lot of catching up to do. but she is an instant favorite.
    Well written post, Sonia 🙂
    — rightpurchasing.com

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  2. I recently got to listen a full podcast episode interview of hers. She explained her entire journey and it was so cool. I am sure, it sounds very straight forward and rosy to us as a listener but for them to sustain on youtube is very tough.

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  3. I discovered Prajakta through Tina Sequeria’s fb post last month. That evening we saw almost ten videos by the girl. She is a riot.
    I’ve begun to do reasonably well Sonia, haven’t I?☺️☺️

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  4. I am intrigued to watch her ASAP. I am inspired by her talent and hard works, thank you so much for sharing her story here. Today’s morning’s best thing I have read till now. Ohh, what a motivation she draws for everyone.

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  5. Prajakta Koli’s Mostly sane is an awesome channel.
    I started watching it when last year my kiddo and his friends enacted one of her videos of mothers at parent-teacher meetings, for the drama entry in a school function.
    Thanks for sharing.

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