@dill1971: I do not recommend using India ink for calligraphy. It has a very adhesive and strong quality and doesn’t flow freely. When you go into an art supply store, you can ask specifically for calligraphy ink. You can get the traditional nib pen that is dipped into ink or calligraphy pens that have built-in ink cartridges.
You can also use calligraphy markers, which I highly recommend for a beginner. You just take the cap off and start writing. They come in a large variety of colors.