Inside the inky world of fountain pen lovers
Fountain pens are holy instruments. They command attention without ostentation, respect without intimidation, affection without obsequiousness. The great men and women of history used fountain pens. And they would gladly walk to the gibbet before touching a ball point.
Because fountain pen love is no antiquated affectation. Nor a refuge for the enemies of progress. The fascination with fountain pens are alive and well in the digital age. In 2016, that fascination fed a billion dollar market.
Aparita Bhandari has done her small part to add to sales figures.
She felt it was time to meet some brother and sister enthusiasts. It was a chance to explore their passion for fine writing instruments and to try to understand her own.
Click listen at the top of the page to hear Aparita's documentary.