Author: chawm

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

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, there

 

An Appeal for Solidarity

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 compounded

 

Gujarati Calligraphers Community writing the woes away

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 staring

 

Dr Sougata Halder pens about his adventures in Africa

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 close