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
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,
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
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
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
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,
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