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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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David Oscarson Launches Its Newest Nikola Tesla Collection!

The term ‘Tesla’ is synonymous with sustainable energy today. We all know that one day we would want to own Tesla electric vehicles and drive them without worrying about the planet. Well, the magnanimous EV brand has been named after Nikola Tesla, the man who invented, engineered, and experimented most of his life. The word…
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Click President – go on, leave your mark on history!

I am a teacher and like all teachers, among the many other things that I do, I also have to correct innumerable examination papers. While I have always been a fountain pen user, preferring to write with my trusted companions, I do not know exactly when I had shifted to using ball point pens to…
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Calcuttans Relish The Inked Taste Of The Pen Mahotsav!

Pen Mahotsav was not just another event held on a Summer weekend to draw people out of their homes for merely looking at bland illustrations. Pen Mahotsav was not an exhibition that only contained expensive articles for the filthy rich. Pen Mahotsav was not a cacophony all about the foreign pen brands.     Pen Mahotsav…
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Kaweco, Cult following and Kolkata – the Liliput from Germany readies to take on the giants!

Kaweco has survived in the fountain pen industry for more than 130+ years. Through all these years, the brand has infused modern technology in its gamut of writing instruments. Kaweco pens, no wonder, are loved for their unique size and colour availability by the FP fraternity. Let’s hear about the classic brand from Abhishek Nair,…
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Karishma Ka Karishma Continues: Her Sketch Gets Selected in prestigious Art Exhibition

Karishma Siddique Roy is no stranger to the fountain pen community. In a short time, she has carved a niche for herself that is unique and remarkable. She is someone who is painting the canvas of the fountain pen world with her vivid colours, one sketch at a time. The woman has had several articles…
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Kaagazi’s Kavya Converses About Her Stationery Collaborative!

First things first, Happy International Women’s Day to everyone out there. With women making their mark in different professions across the world, we thought to contribute to the occasion as well. Today is about celebrating women! We have with us, Kavya Agarwal, entrepreneur, founder of Kaagazi Collaborative. Kaagazi is the birthchild of Kavya Agarwal. A…
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Suvobrata Ganguly’s Pentales: a book of short stories about fountain pens and the post pandemic Kolkata Book Fair – Jyotshna Agiwal

I must admit upfront that I am privileged, as way before the Pentales had taken its current shape, I had had the pleasure of going through the draft. I have also had the pleasure of seeing (and knowing) most of the pens – “old knaves” as Suvobrata Ganguly calls them – whose stories feature in…
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