My father Mehmet Kamil was a bibliophile of the staunchest kinds. The book was his window to the world – his speeches of freedom, his best friends, his life. Hailing from a middle-class family and growing up in Turkey, the road that was to lead him to fortune and fame
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.
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
Antique, Vintage or Collectable – how best to describe your Fountain Pen? We collectors (hoarders, aficionados, squirrels, gleaners, whatever) of fountain pens are always in a quandary, when it entails describing our prize possessions. How do you classify the Montblanc Rouge et Noir safety BHR (No. 4 long) pen that
“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