Tag: ebonite

Superite – why don’t they make pens like these anymore?

The Superite fountain pen is an enigma of sorts. For starters, there is so little information in the public domain about the brand or the pens they made. Surprising, a pity even, considering the fact that the fountain pens in question were of excellent quality, and their vintage is just

 

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

 

Click Pens Timeline – a remarkable story scripted by three generations that is unfolding over the last four decades … 

Click Pens – a million smiles and counting.   I was contacted by a certain Management School that wanted to take up the story of Click Fountain Pens as a Case Study for their graduate class. The expert (no, he does not want to be named) who contacted me is

 

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