Mhatre. Mhatre Pen & Plastic Industries Private Limited, Bombay. How many of us pen lovers have even heard the name? How many of us know that this entity was once one of the largest players in the domain in India? That pens created by Mhatre, like the hugely popular Mhatre
Croxley Pens from Dickinson – as pucca as a sahib can be, stiff upper lip, understated elegance et all. British fountainpens do not, in general, stir the kind of excitement in stylophiles that German, Italian or even Japanese pens do. A pity, actually, considering the glorious legacy that British pens
The story of Kosuri Venkata Ratnam meeting Gandhiji and Ratnam pens (dated 1932-35) has been documented extremely well. Ratnam pens are celebrated. When President Ram Nath Kovind visited the Pablo Neruda Museum in Santiago on 31st March 2019, the press release by Rashtrapati Bhavan stated, “He gifted a special pen to the
Quotes from two famous authors illustrate how perceptions about the fountain pen changed. The first is Mark Twain (1835-1910). This famous quote is “None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try.” This was part of Pudd’nhead Wilson’s New Calendar
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.
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