Evelina Hristozova is a post-graduate from the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences in Amsterdam (2000-2001). Before that she completed her master-graduate in Japanese Studies from Sofia University and Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo (1994-1999). Evelina has been living and working in Italy for the last 20 years, covering various
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.
PFM – are you “Man” enough for it? The year was 1959. The years leading to it had seen a move by most US fountain pen manufacturers towards the slender, longish pens like what were popularly referred to as the TM or the Thin Model Pens. Sheaffer was battling it
Dilip Basak – meet the man with the Midas Touch Dilip Basak, the eldest of his four siblings was about eleven years old, when moved by his father’s struggle to run the family, he decided to drop out of school and help his father in his business as a pen
Global Pen Expo, Ahmedabad ready to set the standard for Pen Shows in India. Unprecedented. Unprecedented is the interest that has been generated by the Global Pen Expo, Ahmedabad 2020. And from the initial reports it is amply clear – the Ahmedabad show is ready to walk away with the
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
“That’s elementary, my dear Watson” the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used a Parker Duofold, at least, to write many of his timeless creations. Dylan Thomas, the “roistering, drunken and doomed poet”, is said to have used the then popular Parker 51, which was celebrated for its
My father was a Government servant. He would bring work back home and seeing him sitting on the dining table after dinner, bent on dog-eared files was a daily sight. My remembrance is vivid – typed documents, covering letters in white paper followed by note-sheets in light green on whose