Fountain pens

Even though designs of Indian fountain pens aren’t remarkably attractive, there is little difference in writing quality between an international brand priced at  ₹3,000 and a Chinese fountain pen brand that costs  ₹700. (Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
Anuj Poddar’s first fountain pen was a Sheaffer, gifted by his mother on his eighth birthday. <br />

Anuj Poddar, the man behind AP Pens

5 min read . 29 Aug 2014
<br />Vintage: (From top to bottom) The Ratnams of Rajahmundry; Deccan Pen Stores, Hyderabad; and a 200-year-old set made of ivory at Hilal, Hyderabad. Photographs by Madhu Reddy/Mint.<br />

A case in point

4 min read . 19 Aug 2011