The search for an “all-terrain” fountain pen made in India, by Indians, for Indians, and priced reasonably enough to attract Indian buyers, has been a long and arduous one, with very little hope of resolution. The hand turned Ebonite or Resin pens with imported feed, nib, cartridge and / or converters are
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.
Wilson Vacumatic, the pen that drafted our Constitution We are a forgetful, if not a downright ungrateful people. Unless, off-course it is politically expedient to remember things, in which case we even tend to remember things that did not occur. But that again is another point, lets get back to
Click Century Acrylic Fountain pens – redefining the priorities of the serious hobbyists! The hobby of fountain pen collecting, of writing with one, suffers from a huge problem – that of elitism. Most hobbyists, at some time or the other, are trapped into the vortex of brands, waylaid into pursuing
The Holy Trinity – Prof Yashwant Pitkar, Yusuf Mansoor and BESC makes the fountain pen the common cause What can a professional architect have in common with a marine geologist that would attract students by the droves to hear them speak, that too on a holiday? Prof Dilip Shah, the
The Swan from Mabie Todd / Mhatre Pens flies again I stumbled upon Saji Kumar S in the net. He is from the world of finance (and highly qualified at that) someone who has given up his lucrative job as a pen pusher, to take up pushing pens to another
Constellations88 presents the Vedisha Trio for a happy and prosperous Diwali! Don’t we just hate it when we are forced to venture out from our cosy comfort zones? It’s a big, bad, ugly world out there, after all! Precisely the time when we also feel the terrible need for some
Plasma – the fourth state of matter, now in a fountain pen! I am a lover of fountain pens. I also collect them, gloat over my hoard, fill my hours sinking in as much trivia about them as I can access, write with and about them – to put a