Football, despite its universal appeal and immersive magic, has, by snobbish and opinionated casual commentators, never been seen as an academic pursuit. They somehow overlook the fact that intellectuals and creators like Pasolini, Gramsci, Camus and Galeano have thought about the game at length. There are thousands of books that
Sanjeev Narula, R P Traders and the elusive “Kalkatta” Fountain Pens! The local trains, that ferry daily passengers to and from their workplaces in Kolkata have always fascinated me, among many things for the vendors – who carry trinkets of every conceivable variety, ware, that they peddle with some of
The nib, they say, maketh the pen, just like character maketh the man! Yes, we are talking of the shiny metal jutting out from the frontal end of the pen barrel which sucks the ink from the innards of the pen and through capillary action, deposits it on the paper.
Aristocrat: still reigning supreme. Let me begin this piece with an inconvenient truth – there are two types of pen manufacturers, one, those that make pens for the collectors and two, the ones making pens for actual users. Those focusing on the collectors have it easy, for their products are
Leena Shrestha-Menon, Pen Boutique: spreading joy, one fountain pen at a time. Leena Shrestha-Menon of Pen Boutique – the lady who is giving empathy a fab new meaning with her fountain pens in an exclusive tête-à-tête with www.inkedhappiness.com: Q1. Buy a pen in the US to help a disabled child
If you are a collector of Fountain Pens, an aficionado, then you too must nurse a desire to own an Indian fountain pen, one that will hold its own in your collection of the epoch makers, even give you pleasure as it records your thoughts for posterity. Problem is, Indian