Category: features

Dineshchandra Sircar and Isidore of Seville – Bibek Debroy

As is only to be expected, ink is older than pens, not to speak of fountain pens.  Across old civilizations, India, Egypt, China, Rome, ink was used, based on lamp-black and pigments with plant, animal and mineral origins.  The history of those experiments and innovations is often forgotten. Something like

 

Gama Pens – a pilgrimage to the shrine of Pratap Kumar, the reigning deity

Gama Pens need no introduction, nor does the 95 year young Gem & Co. Prof K C Janardhan talks to the man at the helm, Pratap Kumar in an exclusive for Inked Happiness. Pratap Kumar, master pen turner and the third generation at the helm of Gama Pens in conversation