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Lamy 2000, Jinhao 80 – can you even compare the two?

The Lamy 2000 is much more than a writing instrument to me. It had appeared first in 1966, the year I was born. Made of what was then dubbed the “space age polymer” Makrolon, it had represented a huge step forward in the world of fountain pen craftsmanship. (That the material was later used to…
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Kaweco – the Kaiser

Kaweco is one brand that is seeped in history. It started its journey from Heidelberg in Germany in 1883 and though it has changed hands many times since then, neither has the brand lost its iconic status, nor has the quality of its products come in for questioning, ever. As a matter of fact, it…
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Conway Stewart New Silver Doctor’s Pen Is Your Perfect Companion

Friends, Countrymen, and Doctors, lend me your ears! There is a new pen on the market that is designed especially for the professionals working in the medical world. This pen is an extension to the first Limited Edition Conway Stewart Doctor’s Pen that sold out early in 2022. The new version of this pen is…
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Take a dive into BENU’s forest pond

BENU creates colourful pens. BENU has a glittery style. BENU creates wonder in the form of fountain pens. If there ever would be a gallery for fountain pens, BENU would take the centre stage, such is its grandeur. BENU pens are a blend of chic, elegance, and craftsmanship. They have the most different style in…
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Sulekha means to Write Well. Sulekha Swaraj – independence from poor handwriting!

In 1934, when Sulekha inks had taken birth, the fight was against the Raj. The fight was to establish a Swadeshi product, built by Indians using local resources, but comparable with the best in the world. Sulekha, as we all know, had won that battle to emerge as the ink maker of the Nation. Thank…
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Swaraj is my Birthright – Sulekha launches new range of Inks

The long-awaited Swaraj Range of inks from Sulekha are now available. Initially four shades have been unveiled – Pink Fantasy, Sunkissed Saffron, Turquoise Talisman and Twilight Shades. “More offbeat hues are expected shortly,” said Kaushik Maitra, the Managing Director of Sulekha. “These shades have been developed inhouse based on the requests from the community and…
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Surendra Karamchandani, Venus Traders and the Pune Pen Show

Surendra Karamchandani of Venus Traders in Pune, represents that rare breed of businessmen who, by the dint of their passion for the trade, become so large that their names become generic – synonymous with their calling. This happens when such men set their sights beyond the ambit of their narrow gains, focussing on development of…
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Sulekha Launches Swaraj Ink In The Presence Of Noted Dignitaries

It was quite a forlorn day in Kolkata on Saturday. The weather was gloomy, there was hardly any breeze, and the sun kept hiding behind the clouds. But, inside a factory located in the interiors of Jadavpur, Kolkata was plenty of conversations going on. Some were historical facts, some about the rising pollution issues, and…
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Blue-Black, Mother Teresa and Sulekha Inks

Blue-Black ink, Sulekha’s pride, relaunched as a sacramental. She took the final vows as a Nun and became Mother Teresa in 1937. Sulekha was then a toddler, being manufactured from home by the ladies of the Maitra family in Rajshahi, now in Bangladesh. Nani Gopal, the younger of the two Maitra brothers, was busy perfecting…
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Swadeshi, Sadhinota,  Sulekha – My Experiments with Truth of a Fountain Pen kind.

I spent a good part of the last two days with the students of the Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC) as they organised their Annual English Literature Festival, the Communiqué. More than a hundred students from as many as 15 city colleges participated in the fest which was fiercely contested, and then thoroughly enjoyed. As…
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