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Calligraphy as a healer: Prof K C Janardhan in conversation with Dr Nan Ananthraman

It is not always that the Maestro, Prof K C Janardhan meets a calligrapher, whose work takes his breath away. Dr Nan Ananthraman’s work did and soon it transpired that they had more in common between them than meets the eye. They are both passionate about calligraphy and have taken it upon themselves the onerous…
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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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Swadeshi Collector’s Edition Inks from Sulekha launched

Swadeshi, Swaraj and Swadhin – three new lines of ink from Sulekha are now ready. During the peak of Corona-infused-lockdown, fountain pen lovers from different parts of India had contacted me to help them organise a “group buy” of Sulekha Inks. To cut a long story short, despite my best efforts, the initiative had failed…
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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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