Confluence is now 15 years old!

Confluence August 2017 issue

I am truly delighted to share our latest and the fifteenth-year publication of Confluence magazine with all our readers and writers. Signifying this important milestone, we decided to go for a bumper issue and accommodate all the submissions from our contributors who have been the pillars of this independent magazine so far. This is a modest way of celebrating our successful journey. I can’t believe that we have published so many pieces of writing including general interest articles, stories, poems and paintings from at least 150 different writers mainly from the diaspora community spread all over the world. We have also had non-diaspora writers writing for us. I thank you all wholeheartedly. On a special note, I must say that we now have over 25 regular writers who always maintain their high standard of writing and among them are a few who have been writing regularly for Confluence for many years without missing a single issue. In this respect I would like to thank Reginald Massey, Devi Rajab and Anju Makhija for never failing to submit their regular columns over several years. I would also like to say a big thank you to Malathy Sitaram who has been doing a wonderful job over the past few years as a Sub Editor and contributor. We are very proud to see our readership increasing further, thanks to all our writers and our online presence means you don’t have to wait for a quarterly issue any more. On the flip side, as I have mentioned in an earlier issue, our financial position is not healthy as we don’t have any sponsors to support us at present, but I will do all I can to keep this journal going. Lastly, I would like to ask all our contributors to submit their work suitably titled and with accompanying pictures where necessary and most importantly to submit your contributions by the deadline set for each issue. Thank you all again and see you all in the next issue. Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Vijay Anand