I am very happy to see so many responses and so many experiences each of you have shared about India and Indian pens.
I have not been able to individually acknowledge or participate here, as we had a very trying time because of Cyclone (Hurricane) Vardah, which made a landfall right in my city. We were in a phase of no electricity and no internet for a few days and we returning to normalcy fast. The damage to trees, public property and transmission lines have been catastrophic.
However, I am glad I have been able to go through each of your entries and its really motivating and joy to read and note each of your experience. I will over next few days reply to each of the entry.
As for the PIF, its time to declare the winner.
I have used MS Excel to Pick a random no from the list of valid entries here (Post Numbers).
The winner is DavidtheGnome Post no 8.
Congratulations!! I have sent you a PM here.
My sincere thanks to each of you for participating and wish you best of luck next time.