India-made pens. They fascinate me, for they are my reigning passion, the one end that justifies all means. I have spent so many decades of my life in their search – seeking them out, collecting them, getting the old dilapidated ones restored, compiling their stories, learning about their legacies, and
Did Sulekha ever make pens? No, we are not talking about molded pens, but ebonite pens of a certain vintage, that can transport us back to those glory days of the freedom struggle, of Swaraj? At the least, to a time when Sulekha was the premier ink maker in the
The exact aetiology that makes OCD (of which we all “collectors” suffer in varying degrees) flower is, shall we say, not fully understood, as yet. Some experts postulate that we bear the condition in our genes, though what triggers the “mutation” (if that is the right term), is not clear.