Prof Yashwant Pitkar, Yusuf Mansoor and the Passion of the Pen

Prof Yashwant Pitkar and the Passion of the Pen

 

  The Holy Trinity – Prof Yashwant Pitkar, Yusuf Mansoor and BESC makes the fountain pen the common cause What can a professional architect have in common with a marine geologist that would attract students by the droves to hear them speak, that too on a holiday? Prof Dilip Shah,

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The Arduous Journey of a Self-made Professional Calligrapher

The Arduous Journey of a Self-made Professional Calligrapher

 

  Calligrapher’s True Story of Quintessential Adventure – Gripping, Inspiring & Motivating! As young boy of 7 years in the late 1960’s he was attracted to sketching, painting, sculpting, miniature cars, aero, ship and architectural models. Some of them needed lettering in different styles. He frantically went in search of

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2019 Montegrappa Writing Prize,

Montegrappa: THE POWER OF PERSEVERANCE

 

 Polly Phillips wins in Dubai Third time lucky for Polly Phillips, as she takes out the 2019 Montegrappa Writing Prize, and takes home an Extra Bespoke to power her future writing career. Polly Phillips was the winner of the 2019 Montegrappa Writing Prize, awarded within the programme of the Emirates Airline Festival

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Richard Binder and the history of fountain pens, one pen at a time

 

 Richard Binder “the ultimate goal for any pen collector should be the pleasure derived from the process of collecting” Richard Binder is a well-known authority on the repair, restoration, and history of fountain pens. His intense interest in the pens themselves and in the innovative technology that has gone into

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Cross of Love, that I bear in my heart – thank you students of Mass Communications RGU

 

 Cross Stylo Plume Lustrous Chrome  The students had come all the way from the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) in Arunachal Pradesh – my students (I am a visiting faculty to their campus and had had the pleasure of interacting with them last summer). Officially, they were on a College excursion,

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Mohmmad Riaz, Pen Hospital

Pen Hospital, Kolkata – a fountain of empathy in a desert of despair and decay

 

 Pen Hospital, Kolkata where the fountains still sprout pens Kolkata’s most celebrated adoption service is not one that felicitates the process, whereby one assumes the parenting of a child from the child’s biological or legal parent(s). It is now almost eight decades old, is located bang in the middle of

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The Fountain pens where Punjabi Baroque meets Bania Gothic

 

 A Pen-chant for the fountain pen of eternal blessings? “But wouldn’t the Earth be better off if you switched to using a stylus” asked the PYT in all seriousness when I tried to impress upon her to switch to a fountain pen the other day in my class. “Don’t you

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MEET THE MONTEGRAPPISTI

 

 A young man sits in Washington Square Park with a sign around his neck. With only a clipboard, a writing pad and a pen for company, his passion for words is an opening to incredible human connections. Sometimes all it takes to get people to drop their guard is a

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Click Pens – smooth and flawless since 1978!

 

 Click, scripting the future befitting its glorious past, secure in the present   Four decades. A period that witnessed the worst downturn in the global fountain pen industry – when demand vanished, with the young increasingly adopting the ball points as their preferred instrument of writing, and then, slowly replacing

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