Tag: fountain pens

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

 

Dr Sougata Halder pens about his adventures in Africa

Dr Sougata Halder writes a witty and informative travelogue – Panchmishali Africa launched. We all have childhood dreams we cherish. As we leave childhood behind, the rigours of adult life teach us how ephemeral most of these dreams are. I have observed a childhood dream come true at very close