Confluence November 2017 Issue is out now

Confluence November 2017 issue

Editorially Speaking.

The question of strong and moral leadership

Yet another year is almost in its way out! Despite the usual constraints I am very pleased to bring this issue of the magazine to you.

This year will be remembered for many things. In this issue, some writers have highlighted the leadership crisis in the world and the heightening tension in countries which are threatening world peace. In Myanmar, the Rohingya crisis has raised the question of moral leadership in the country. This could be considered to be the second biggest mass exodus of people across boundaries after the partition of India with Pakistan.

Last year in our November issue I mentioned the challenges faced by Great Britain in the process of leaving the European Union known as Brexit. Still, there is no light at the end of the tunnel! Britain is now facing political and economic uncertainties as there have been disagreements between Britain and Europe re financial settlements before our departure from the EU as well as re the future of Europeans in UK and British citizens in Europe. Mrs. May has been criticized for weak leadership.

On the other side of the Atlantic, America, once considered as a country of opportunity for migrants is now apparently lukewarm re immigration espe- cially from Muslim countries due to Donald Trump’s views on the matter even though migrants have been the backbone of America’s economy.

I am delighted to say that the number of our contributors is steadily increasing as also the readership. Recently we formed an online forum of Confluence writers and many of them welcomed the formation of such an interactive forum. While more of our writers are to join this group, I would like to urge all our forum members to bring interesting literary conversations to the table.

Once again, I would like to remind all our writers to stick to the prescribed length of submissions and the deadlines set by us. The subeditor would like our writers to try their best not to exceed the generous 1000 word limit in their submissions as that poses considerable editing difficulty.

I wish you all a very happy and prosperous festive season and look forward to meeting you in another issue in the forthcoming year: 2018.

Vijay Anand

Front page Nov 2017 issue