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Click me a Colour

Click Aristocrats. I am obsessed with Click Aristocrats. I can never have enough of them and seldom am I without one with me. My birthdays and other special days are easy for my near and dear ones – all they have to do is buy me another Aristocrat and to be fair to them, I…
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Beena: The Pen That Stands for Quality, Value And comes with a Decades Old Legacy

Beena. The Pen that has been making us proud for a long time now. I held a Beena for the first time just 10 days ago. And I could not take my eyes or hands off it. My mentor, Chawm Sir, presented a Beena Antic to me as a New Year gift. Instantly, I realized…
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Feluda, Fountain Pen and a flight of imagination

I am Karishma Siddique Roy. My arty alter ego is Karie Potter. I specialize in portraits and have a page on Instagram called Potteraits. I took up sketching with fountain pens a year ago and have been using and experimenting with a wide variety of pens and inks. Some of my favourite pens include, Pilot Namiki…
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Nicky Pessaroff, Editor, Pen World talks about pens, the fraternity and the magazine that has been its vanguard for close to four decades now!

PenLoversKolkata: When and why did you start Pen World Magazine? Nicky Pessaroff, Editor, Pen World:  Pen World was started in 1987 as a fine print magazine for the pen collecting community, which was experiencing one of its “golden ages” at the time. With the rise of high-end fountain pen brands and luxury limited editions, the…
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David Oscarson Introduces Collection Featuring Lord Ganesha

David Oscarson is synonymous with fine craftsmanship. As a matter of fact, such is his reputation that anytime the launch of a new pen is announced, it creates buzz among fountain pen lovers. Such is the delight for the brand’s projection of technique and artistry in writing instruments. This time, the frenzy is all about…
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Sulekha Relaunches the iconic Banga Lipi

Sulekha is a legacy. Sulekha is a legacy born out of a people’s need for self-reliance as a means of earning self-respect, at a time when they were fighting to break free from the shackles of a foreign yoke. Sulekha is an emotion, one that has very few parallels for fountain pen lovers in India…
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Christmas Treats, Jingle Bells and Conway Stewart Winston Cherry Red

Christmas is coming. That means a lot of sweets, stuffing, and gifts are on our way! Well, Conway Stewart has found a way to make this magical time even more enchanting and thrilling. The brand has introduced the Conway Stewart Winston Cherry Red as its limited-edition Christmas Pen 2021. Hearing jingle bells already, you wish!…
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Nib it in the bud

“The heart of a fountain pen”, they say, “is the nib”. Some nibs, like the people around us, are large hearted – they write with beautiful, bold, wet lines. Some on the other extreme, are extra fine – frugal in their countenance, their lines thin and precise. Some move almost effortlessly through life’s relationships, gliding…
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Rubel Shah, Akaru and the leitmotif of lettering.

Rubel Shah, has long fascinated me with his work. After many failed attempts, I was finally successful in cornering the calligraphy / lettering wizard from Bangladesh. Am publishing his response to my queries in both Bangla and English as a test case. Excerpts: Pen Lovers Kolkata: You have fondly christened yourself “Akaru” – one who…
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Black. A Click tribute to the Deep.

Black. Why am I fascinated with Black fountain pens? Why do we fountain pen fanatics dream of the Black 149, or the Black KOP for that matter, when in a dream sequence, it can technically take any colour? Why is there such an aura about uncapping a black pen, while seemingly lost in thought, we…
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