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Click Presents 30 Exquisite Pens To J’s La Quill Museum

J’s La Quill Museum is the brainchild of Handwriting Maestro Prof K.C. Janardhan. It is a first-of-its-kind museum on Handwriting, Lettering, Calligraphy, Fountain Pens, Inks & other writing instruments. The motivation behind the museum is somewhat directly related to the slow yet steady decline in popularity of the art of handwriting. What began as our…
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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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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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Inked Happiness turns Four, Honours Prof K C Janardhan with the 3rd Inked Happiness Lifetime Achievement Award

Inked Happiness turns four today. Like all birthdays, ours is a special one too, for it is on this day that we give away the Inked Happiness Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contribution to the world of writing, writing instruments and the writers who wield them. The 1st Award had gone to Yusuf Mansoor – collector, restorer and…
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