Indian Fountain pens are my dope. The never cease to give me a high. Especially if they are of a certain vintage, hand turned, eye-dropper fillers, made of ebonite and sport pure, “desi” nibs. The ones that give me mind-altering experiences are naturally the type that immediately transport me to
For many years now I have presented myself a fountain pen on my birthday. How or why this practise came into being, I do not remember, though I can rest assured, vouch for the fact that I love it. And like the person that I am, I do not look
Silver filigree work on a fountain pen. Interesting subject, made more so by a near complete lack of knowledge about the same. When did the practise begin? Who were the artisans who perfected the art? Where can one get one, if one so desired? The background din, is near deafening.
Vintage Indian ebonite fountain pens, anyone? “What is your greatest regret as a fountain pen collector?” asked the young lady who had come to take my interview. “Regret”? I heard myself mumbling far away, for her question had hit me straight in the solar plexus. “Fountain pen collecting, on
Gama Ivory with a 1 mm broad nib with a saree to match! We have a new system in place to maintain family peace – every time I get another Fountain Pen, I have to gift my wife a saree, preferably from the same region the pen originates in. As