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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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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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Fountain pen loving Young Ladies meet to discuss pens, inks, and more at Sulekha Factory

Fountain Pen loving Women-Exclusive Afternoon Tea Session at Sulekha Factory  It is not often when you hear that a group of young women with mutual interests in fountain pens and paraphernalia meet to discuss them! Yes, it happened here, in Kolkata, at the legendary Sulekha Ink Factory where these ladies met for an afternoon tea…
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The Little Book of Architecture, a must-addition to the school curriculum!

The Little Book of Architecture’s authors, Prof. Harshada Bapat Shintre and Prof. Yashwant Pitkar, have successfully managed to take us to their world of Architecture. And not to the technical and intricate one but a vibrant and humble one. A new realm created purely for understanding and discovering the regular architectural objects that do not…
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Prof Dilip Shah, Fountain Pens and the art of transforming education – Jyotshna Agiwal

Prof Dilip Shah. Officially he is the Dean of Student Affairs of the Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC). But for many like me, his students (past and present), he is the latest avatar of God, no less. Prof Shah – Dilip Sir, as he is universally called, is a man of many parts – he…
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Depression’s New Weapon: Fountain Pen in the Pandemic Frenzy – Jyotshna Agiwal

Depression and the pandemic have become the deadliest couple to walk on the Earth hand-in-hand. The pandemic should be declared as the worst word, emotion, and state of the 21st century. It has caused endless damage economically, physically, and emotionally. Amidst all the chaos, people’s mental health has had to endure a lot. There is…
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Love For Fountain Pens Blossoms in a College Corridor – Jyotshna Agiwal

Love for Fountain Pens – My story! As I was walking through the corridor of The Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC), I heard someone talking about fountain pens. With exams in mind and books in hand, I chose to ignore the conversation and simply continue with my work. How much I wish I had paid…
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Dr Sovan Roy rewrites the history of Fountain Pen making in India!

Dr Sovan Roy’s Magnum Opus to hit the stands soon! Dr Sovan Roy is a scientist by profession. And, a distinguished one at that, if one were to consider the sheer number of papers published in the professional journals or his long and blemish-less record as a Government servant occupying progressively higher posts. But, it…
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A Pen for your thoughts?

Yusuf Mansoor, eminent collector, historian and restorer of fountain pens has been tirelessly working for the last many years towards inculcating the habit of writing with fountain pens, especially in the young. “It is a legacy that I want to bequeath” says Mansoor, “a legacy of fine writing, of appreciating the instruments that our forefathers…
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