Yesterday, I took a trip down the memory lane as I made my way in to one of the oldest parts of Bangalore, Avenue Road. For those who are familiar with Bangalore, this area presents the unique opportunity of buying almost anything at wholesale rate.. Well, my objective was to find if I could find any beauties in this area amongst the myriad of shops here..
A bit disappointed so to say, I couldn’t find too many Indian Pens.. A candid conversation with one of the shop owners gave an unique insight into the state of affairs w.r.t. fountain pen in Bangalore.. Or better known as “ink pen”… Apparently, since the children have the flexibility of using any type of pens, the demand for fountain pens has reduced drastically..almost to a trickle.. The thorough gentleman was very passionate.. “These days the kids’ handwriting is pathetic.. you compare your handwriting and your kids.. where are we heading to???“
Well.. I didn’t return empty handed.. I did manage to find some nostalgic pens.. Camlin Vacuum Pens and my eternal favorite,Hero Fountain pens…specifically Hero 329..and some real gems.. INKS… I found my long lost love.. BRIL Royal Blue Ink.. and Chelpark Inks..
Presenting the true Indian beauties which the whole world seems to be adoring….
Watch this space for reviews of these pens and inks in a future date…Tell me, what is your favorite school time pen and ink???