Editors Speak

February 2019

Editorially Speaking

Dear readers,
This issue is a special issue for us even though it was
delayed for many reasons. We try very hard to release each
issue on time and we thank all our writers who have sent
their work on time. I am really pleased to say that for the
first time we have used our internal resources to produce
this magazine rather than outsourcing the design work.
This means it took us a little longer to get each page checked
for content accuracy and overall look. We hope our readers
will understand the constraints under which we are
working and suggest ways to improve the presentation of
the magazine in future.
Recently I received the following comment from one of our
valued contributors. It read, “I noticed one change from your
father’s time to now in the production that now it is taking
more political bend, starting from the first page, while before
it used to be page-after-page full of literary, and creative
works!” I was really happy to receive the this comment even
though it sounded like Confluence is changing its course
from being a literary magazine to a current affairs
magazine. Well, we are still a literary magazine, but we
can’t ignore certain unprecedented events that are taking
place around us. In South Asia as well as in the western
world, political culture seems to be deviating from accepted
norms. While we like to have diverse content, which will
interest our readers we also would like to highlight these
changes, as one day these events could become part of a
literary work.
We would like to have your submissions for the next issue
starting from the beginning of next month so that we will
be better prepared for our May issue. In the meantime, we
will be happy to receive your comments and we will strive
to maintain a high standard in every issue.
Happy reading!
                                                                    Vijay Anand

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