Fountain Pen & Ink – the Calcutta connection

 
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  Fountain pen & Ink – the story of Calcutta’s intricate connection with their development, especially in the first half of the twentieth century, is a fascinating one that demands to be told, again, to the lovers of fountain pens. Nearly a hundred years on, most sources are as dry

Esterbrook wow’s again – this time with the all new, old J!

 
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  Esterbrook J, when it was released in its pristine form in 1943, did not give any indication, either of its longevity or its enduring appeal. To put things in the right perspective, the model was so popular, that Esterbrook had continued tinkering with its design all the way to

Click Models L2 and 555 – collectors, are you listening?

 
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  Click Pens never ceases to amaze me. And I say this, after having been a user of Click fountain pens for close to four decades now. That in itself should be a cause for some kind of a celebration – some of my readers were not even born when

Nikko Ebonite – rays of perfection from the land of the rising sun!

 
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  Nikko Ebonite – is often considered, in India at least, to be the best that there can be, as far as hand turned fountain pens go. Yoshiko Endo looks after the orders and logistics side of the business in Nikko Ebonite Manufacturing Company – which, with the motto “ebonize

Heavy vs Light pens, what’s your poison?

 
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  Heavy is not necessarily unwieldy, especially as a fountain pen! A fistful of Dollars. That is the first thing that had crossed my mind when I first saw this pen. For, at first sight it looks alike one that is fit to adorn the fist that is big and

Bibek Debroy on fountain pens

 
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  Bibek Debroy is an economist and was educated in Ramakrishna Mission School, Narendrapur; Presidency College, Kolkata; Delhi School of Economics and Trinity College, Cambridge. Presently, he is Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) and President, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).  He has worked in Presidency College, Kolkata

Nook – the Esterbrook home for the beloved

 
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  A nook is a corner, a recess, especially one that offers seclusion or security. A nook is the favourite corner where one retires, perhaps to nurse a drink, to read a book, to be one with one’s thoughts, to contemplate, meditate even – most often than not, with an