It takes guts to speak with artistes, especially poets. They are sensitive, they refuse to speak much about themselves (here I’m talking about old-time poets, the present clan is more vocal), and it is even more difficult to understand their mood and psyche. When I asked Nikita Parik, assistant editor, to interview Sanjeev Sethi, I made sure she had read him well before she engaged Sethi in a conversation. I ensured Nikita knew him as much as she could gather from exploring Sethi’s works. And Nikita did it with élan. — Kiriti Sengupta, Editor-in-Chief.