Maestro and his High Watermarks await to be surpassed. 

 
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  Maestro’s Indelible Ink Marks!  Calling a Sitar virtuoso, a “maestro” we can understand. A cricketer, perhaps more so. But a professional calligrapher? Can someone, who has spent most of his adult life single-mindedly pursuing the art of writing with his hand and in the process has undoubtedly become one

Karishma Siddique Roy:  If music be the food of sustainability, sketch on!

 
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  Karishma Siddique Roy. Loreto. Jadavpur University. RJ in All India Radio. Curator of Rock Notes. Manager of Musical Bands. Marriage to a Mandolin player. Ownership of a Sustainable Clothing and Accessories Brand. Designer of own line (or should it be destiny?). I guess, life doesn’t get any more exciting

Nib manufacturing in pre-independent India: Bibek Debroy

 
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  Nib Manufacturing in India – the past Knowing of my interest in fountain pens, several acquaintances have drawn my attention to a recent story done by BBC, on how India’s artisanal fountain pens are making a mark.  It is a natural Indian proclivity to recognize something only when the

Of Pens and Other Collections -Indranil Banerjie

 
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  How the pen box has brought together my two passions in life – writing and woodworking. A few months ago, I rediscovered an old fountain pen, a long-forgotten companion from my college days. It was a cheap Parker with a plastic body, hidden in the midst of a drawer

Anupam Bharatiya – Indian beyond compere, and proud to boot!

 
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  Anupam Bharatiya – the fountain pen with the Nawabi Tehzeeb, refinement that was Anupam, yet Bharatiya!   My search for fountain pens that were made in India, the desire to document their history and add some to my collection wherever possible, takes me to myriad places. Sometimes the cache

Yusuf Mansoor and the gift that made my day!

 
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  Yusuf Mansoor giving final touches to his line of boutique FP cases in finest leather, fit to encase your treasured possessions! Every once in a while, life delivers one of those “unplayable” deliveries and all one can do, is look at the dishevelled stumps in disbelief, before walking back