Author: chawm

Esterbrook and a treaty that Gave Peace a Chance

Esterbrook and the Presidents of the United States of America   August 5th, 1963. Just a day before the 18th anniversary of the dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hioshima, Japan. The day is significant, because, on this day, representatives of the United States, the Soviet Union and Great Britain

 

Leena Shrestha-Menon, Raksha Bandhan and pens that create bonds to test eternity

Leena Shrestha-Menon, Pen Boutique, Raksha Bandhan, Sheaffer Segaris and Visconti Mirage – Aqua! I have never met Leena Shrestha-Menon. There is no way we could – she runs the world-famous “Pen Boutique” in Maryland USA, and I write a blog about fountain pens in Kolkata, India. That’s an eight thousand

 

Sudhir Kalyanikar wins the 2nd Inked Happiness Lifetime Achievement Award

Sudhir Kalyanikar honoured for his peerless contribution to the fraternity of Fountain Pen Lovers, for steering the FPAI to its leadership status! Two years. Today Inked Happiness is all of two. Thank You. It has been a tumultuous two years. It has been an arduous, but thoroughly enjoyable journey. It

 

Inked Happiness – a letter to the Editor

Inked Happiness turning three is a matter of great happiness, but don’t digress. Dear Suvobrata, I learn that your blog, Inked Happiness will be celebrating the second completed year of its being shortly. Congratulations! I will not belittle your passion for the fountain pen with the customary platitudes that letters

 

Kanpur Writers – the story of India’s largest manufacturer of Fountain Pen nibs

Kanpur Writers makes the best fountain pen nibs in India. Period. But there is a lot more behind the statement and it will make immense sense to know more about the brand Kanwrite; the company owning them, Kanpur Writers; the family that runs them and the business philosophies of the

 

Nib Grinding the art of Jaspreet Singh Gill.

Nib Grinding – the master’s touch and quiet flows the Don! Jaspreet Singh Gill. A Mechanical Engineer, working as an Internal Audit professional in Delhi is certainly one of the top Nibmeisters in India whose expertise is matched only by his reluctance bask in his glory as a professional and

 

Marilyn Monroe Overlay in sterling silver from Conway Stewart – celebrating a 20th century Hollywood icon

British silversmith Henry Simpole has captured the spirit of Marilyn in this magnificent Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay pen. One of her most famous images has been carefully transposed on to silver and pierced through so the black acrylic barrel shows through. Henry has even included the famous beauty spot