Kolkata has often been called the Cultural Capital of the Nation – killing fields for the Tagores and the Rays (and innumerable others) that have, and continue to dominate our perceptions. While the creative history of the city is mostly well-documented, what is less known is the story of the
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
Fountain Pen Culture – ushering-in a new dawn in Bangladesh The Genesis As a Facebook community group, Fountain Pen Culture is fairly new, having started just a few months back. But our ideological fight is at least two decades old – having started the day the fountain pen started losing
Dilip Doshi. The very name conjures staccato black and white images of a packed Eden Gardens, men in flannels battling it out against the visitors, with the tricolour fluttering far away in time, as if, on the giant screen of a cinema hall from a lost era. Images of a
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.
Harsh Makkar, Bangalore and a trip to a wonderland of fountain pens. Harsh Makkar was preparing for a career in UPSC when his love for the fountain pen bloomed. “I was fascinated with fountain pens and though in school, we were forced to write with one, we noticed only the