DesiLit Magazine has a certain name recognition, and a history of excellence, that's worth preserving. But it's not the most evocative of names, and 'magazine' sounds more commercial and less literary than 'journal.' So we're aiming for a name that better symbolizes what we hope to become -- one of the best journals of South Asian and diaspora art and literature. We're thinking of a name something like this:
_____________: A DesiLit Arts and Literature Journal
Of course, what goes in the blank is key. We're hoping to find an English word drawn from a South Asian language. The name should be beautiful, evocative, and ideally fairly easy to spell and remember. And of course, they shouldn't already be the names of literature journals (Verandah, for example, would have been a possible name, but it already exists as a fine journal.) Here's a brief list of possible names we're considering:
- Hot Toddy
What do you think? Do any of these appeal?