Calligraphy — an art so ancient, its origins can be traced back to the very beginning of written language itself. Having grown in stature in India in the recent past, calligraphy’s importance is finally being recognised in our country, both as a hobby and a viable career option as well.
Of dots and blots; of scribbles and strokes. Calligraphy is more than just transforming a body of text look ‘pretty’. It is a form of art; a form of expression that takes months to learn and years to master. It’s all around us, too, and knowingly or unknowingly forms a
First things first: Calligraphy as an art is visually satisfying, but is also rather onerous. The intricacies required take years to master — and on occasions, even that isn’t enough. To be in your mid-twenties and make heads turn with your calligraphic work requires you to be prodigious, and that’s