Author: chawm

Maestro and his High Watermarks await to be surpassed. 

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 of

 

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

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 than

 

Nib manufacturing in pre-independent India: Bibek Debroy

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 West

 

Of Pens and Other Collections -Indranil Banerjie

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 full