Fountain pens – why you should carry one too? My fountain pens are conversation starters. I have never drawn out one from my pocket without having people look at it furtively, or even raising their eyebrows in wonder, or for that matter, nodding their heads in appreciation. Why, some even
Fountain pen terms – learn them, throw them around to be taken seriously So, you are a fountain pen collector, huh? Or maybe, you haven’t made the mark as yet and are, like me, a “wannabe”, someone who dreams of growing up to become one. Or perhaps, you are just
Indian fountain pens the beginning of the end, or is it a new dawn breaking? Indian fountain pen lovers, look at this TWSBI pen that I just bought. It cost me “X” in INR. The pen writes like a dream, is sturdy in its built, looks good, is technologically fully
Sulekha Inks – scripting India’s success story since 1934 There used to be a time when no Bengali Bhadrolok (gentleman, of refined stock, the lettered variety) was complete without the de rigueur fountain pen in his shirt pocket. And nine out of ten, I guess, had Sulekha ink in them.
Kaweco drawing the thin line between tradition and innovation since 1883! Kaweco dates itself back to 1883, the year the Heidelberger penholder factory was set up by Luce and Enßlen in Germany. To put things in the right perspective, Montblanc was established only in in 1906. Soennecken had started its
Mother Teresa, the Saint of the gutters and a unique blessing Mother Teresa had once said “it is not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts”. And yes, I have put all my love in the pens that I collect.
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, the
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 various
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,
Fountain Pen lovers of Mumbai and Pune meet – where nibs are tuned, lives turned! Take an airline pilot, an artist, a couple of lawyers, a splattering of management consultants, a teacher and a few others whose professions are as diverse as India’s unity. Put them in one of Mumbai’s