Sudhir Kalyanikar, rides his hobby horse, shares vignettes about fountain pen collecting As I have spent some time in this hobby, I’ve realised a few things. For better or worse, sharing these here in the hope that others may identify with these and they may serve as a (kind
Paper Tigers are facing habitat loss but are thankfully, still far from extinction! Everybody writes about Fountain pens. Some even write about inks. But it is seldom that we come across articles about paper, about the surface without which both pen and ink would be… shall we say, lonely?
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
Fountain pens – why you should carry one too? My fountain pens are conversation starters. I have never drawn out one from my pocket without having people look at it furtively, or even raising their eyebrows in wonder, or for that matter, nodding their heads in appreciation. Why, some even
Calligraphy – written art Let us begin at the very beginning – handwriting is simply writing in hand, using an implement like the pen or the pencil. Each person’s handwriting is not only different from the others but is also unique and while some handwriting is a treat to the
Origin One where my addiction for fountain pens seeks its final solace I am a self-confessed fountain pen addict. Addiction, that borders on penophilia. Countless well-wishers have suggested that I seek professional help. Friends and relatives shun me. Colleagues nod disinterestedly in stoic silence every time I accost them with
I am a Pen Widow. Yes, I lost my husband to a fountain pen. Many fountain pens to be precise. But I guess, the numbers do not really matter – for if, losing one’s love is bad enough, losing it to an inanimate object with a belly-full of ink and a
Nah, as I write, the spelling mistakes do not get corrected automatically. The piece of paper (most often a loose sheet, at times a note book) that I put my thoughts on, does not underline the grammatically suspect constructions either. And when I am stuck for a particular or specific