Tag: Japan

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

 

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

 

Fountain Pen & Ink – the Calcutta connection

Fountain pen & Ink – the story of Calcutta’s intricate connection with their development, especially in the first half of the twentieth century, is a fascinating one that demands to be told, again, to the lovers of fountain pens. Nearly a hundred years on, most sources are as dry as

 

Origin One – doing a Darwin in custom created, design led stationery!

Origin One goes Carbon Zero! The Writing pad is dead. As dead as a doornail. Killed by an overdose of digital domination and an increasing apathy of our young to pick up the fountain pen (or pencil, or whatever). Emails regularly come with ominous warnings about using paper, that lead

 

The Platinum Preppy – prim, proper and preppy!

The Platinum Preppy is a contradiction of sorts. Preppy (literally a pupil of an expensive prep school, the emphasis being on the neatness of their dresses, not necessarily in proportion with their content) and Platinum (the material and the fountain pen maker – known for their consistent adherence to quality,