Road to the Summer Capital

“Veni, Vidi, Vici” (I came, I saw, I conquered.) That is how many empires were built across the globe. What began just as trade, gradually shifted gears and as they say, the English were high on power! However, it is also said that every empire passes on a philosophy to the world, quoting that its … Continue reading Road to the Summer Capital

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Shyamala to Simla

For Previous chapters click here... ****************************************************************************** “If History were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Rudyard Kipling After the Gorkha leaders had been quelled, the British, who saw Shyamala as an obscure village, gave it to the Patiala Raja for the assistance rendered by him in the war (read about … Continue reading Shyamala to Simla

Discovering Shyamala

When God created the earth, he was essentially playing treasure hunt. He precariously placed some fortunes all around and left it to man to discover them. A chance discovery of these treasures has always been special. I’m sure Columbus was on cloud nine when he stumbled upon the Americas while trying to find a direct … Continue reading Discovering Shyamala

A Not So Historical Tale of Shimla Town- Preface

(picture) “So long as Tara Devi sees The lights of Shimla Town," wrote the eminent English writer Rudyard Kipling in the year 1887. More than a century later, the first breath-taking view of the town beguiles you from the very same spot. Simla, Shyamala or Shimla- call it by any name you please, I always … Continue reading A Not So Historical Tale of Shimla Town- Preface

My Friend Alexa- Season 4

This post comes at a special time. Come September and A Hundred Quills completes a year! When I started this blog, I had just one thing on my mind- I wasn’t thinking business. I wanted to write and connect with people who write- the like-minded gang and Voila! Didn’t I do that! The beginning was … Continue reading My Friend Alexa- Season 4