Category: Articles

WEP APRIL 2021- FREEDOM MORNING

Hello everyone! Welcome to A Hundred Quills once again. I am joining the WEP after a long gap and I am glad to be back! The prompt for this April is a watercolour by Claude Clark, the African American artist and art educator, called… Continue Reading “WEP APRIL 2021- FREEDOM MORNING”

Taking risks- iwsg April 2021

Hello friends! Super glad to be writing this IWSG post today. With a lot going on at the personal front, I missed out posting last month and didn’t visit many of my IWSG friends the month before that. But I’m hoping to share more… Continue Reading “Taking risks- iwsg April 2021”

CITY LIGHTS

How do you deal with the sheer predictability of life? I sit in my tiny apartment balcony each evening, watching the city lights and trying to gather my thoughts on the day gone by. They rarely take a detour. At the end of every… Continue Reading “CITY LIGHTS”

A to Z Challenge- MY JOURNEY (Registrations for 2021 now open)

In March 2019, a post on Facebook caught my attention. I was a young blogger, looking to gain a foothold in the blogging world. The post was an announcement about a friend’s participation in a month-long blogging event, popularly called ‘The A to Z… Continue Reading “A to Z Challenge- MY JOURNEY (Registrations for 2021 now open)”

Wild flowers in the woods

More than four decades ago, in an army cantonment far away from the city, a young Captain and his new bride sat watching ‘The Little Tramp’ in action. As the Captain rolled over laughing, his young bride peered into his sparkling eyes with admiration.… Continue Reading “Wild flowers in the woods”

IMPERFECT LIVES

The acceptance of who we are is a daunting task. So hung up are we on the flawlessness of existence, that we spend long hours ironing away the wrinkles. The political correctness of living consumes us early on in life. I remember a class-fellow… Continue Reading “IMPERFECT LIVES”

THE KALI PROJECT is published!

Dear readers, It gives me great pleasure to announce that two of my poems titled ‘Women Who Read Break Families’ and ‘The Dance of Rebellion’ are part of the wonderful ‘The Kali Project’ by Indie Blue Publishing. The links for the book are given… Continue Reading “THE KALI PROJECT is published!”

BEING THE WILDERNESS

Between everything that goes on in life, the wilderness teaches me more lessons than all my reading combined. Even in a metropolis, I am capable of finding my own wastelands. Unattended and forsaken, they don’t care about the haphazard fashion statements of the civilized… Continue Reading “BEING THE WILDERNESS”

KEEPING STILL

‘If we were not so single-minded about keeping our lives moving, and for once could do nothing, perhaps a huge silence might interrupt this sadness of never understanding ourselves and of threatening ourselves with death.’ (Pablo Neruda; Keeping Quiet) I’ve allowed stillness to greet… Continue Reading “KEEPING STILL”

THE FEAR OF NOT WRITING

I’ve been trying to write something over the past few days. If I give the excuse that life happens, I think it would be just lame. So, let me put it like this. There is a succession of thoughts, a thread but it is… Continue Reading “THE FEAR OF NOT WRITING”

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