Ex Nihilo was conceived in December 2006 as a bilingual print little magazine in English and Bengali for college students. The first issue was published in January 2007 on the occasion of the Calcutta Book Fair 2007, under the chief editorship of Sourya Deb, assisted by a board of editors.
Followed by unavoidable difficulties in printing a monthly issue, Ex Nihilo was discontinued after the first print edition.
In January 2008, the magazine had been revived as a monthly online little magazine for school and college students in South Asia and the diaspora.
The old Editorial Board of Ex Nihilo consisted of:
Monidipa Mondal, Literary Editor
Saptarshi Chakraborty, Photography Editor
Sayantani Dasgupta, Art Editor
Meshal Raza, Regional Editor (Pakistan)
Reeti Roy, Assistant Literary Editor
The current Editorial board includes:
Saptarshi Chakraborty, Editor of Photography
Sayantani Dasgupta, Editor of Art
Debarshi Banerjee, Web Wizard