The Indian Fountain Pen : lessons from the Quartz Crisis – Pratap Lakshman

 
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  At its peak the Quartz Crisis reduced the number of Swiss watchmakers from 1600 to 600, and enabled Japan take over the lead in watchmaking – Clayton Christenson’s “The Innovator’s Dilemma” was playing out a full 20 years before its publication. Both in the crisis and their subsequent recovery,

Ebonite pens of Indian origin – unsung, uncared, unbranded, but still, the love of my life!

 
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  Ebonite fountain pens made in the India of yore: master pieces of another kind, antique but neither anachronistic nor antediluvian This is not some missive about the fantastic eye candies that our brothers dangle before our eyes in the social media. This is also not a treatise on “Our

An Appeal for Solidarity

 
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  An Appeal to the fountain pen community to come together in this moment of grief and extend our support to humanity.   The loss of  near and  dear ones is always heart wrenching. The voids they leave behind can never be filled. Sorrow that becomes numbing when it is

Gujarati Calligraphers Community writing the woes away

 
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  Gujarati Calligraphers Community uses the art to bring solace to a pandemic devastated population. The virus, representing all that is dark is back, determined to unleash devastation of an unprecedented scale, that too with renewed vigour and mutated to boot. As mankind grapples with its fate, death and despair

Aurora: ORIGINAL CREATIONS FOR A SPECIAL PERSON – Mother’s Day, 9 May 2021

 
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  Aurora celebrates Mother’s Day with a series of creations designed especially for women. Optima 365, Caleidoscopio Luce Rosa and Tu in the rose gold version will impress the most important woman in everyone’s life, with a gift that is original and precious, just like her.   Class and elegance,

Dr Sougata Halder pens about his adventures in Africa

 
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  Dr Sougata Halder writes a witty and informative travelogue – Panchmishali Africa launched. We all have childhood dreams we cherish. As we leave childhood behind, the rigours of adult life teach us how ephemeral most of these dreams are. I have observed a childhood dream come true at very