While editing the Tamil literary journal ‘Yugamayini’ I found a surprising fact. Most of the writers who contributed their creative works in Tamil could also write in English. In fact, a few of them like Sumathi Thangapandian, Nagore Rumi, Athankode Anishkumar, P.Raja and Bharathi Harishankar teach English literature. Perhaps, that is where this idea to launch a literary magazine in English from the southern parts of India got seeded. After a period of hibernation, it sprouted and started nudging me. Very soon it grew so large that I became a thumbnail. The end result is in your hands now to pick and pluck.