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Indian Pen Odyssey - The Series

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#1 wimg

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 15:07

Our member amk posted a few very interesting topics, a travelogue as it were, on her Indian pen trips.
As they provide valuable insights and information, this topic aims to collect the entire set of travelogues for easy reference. The links to these topics follow below.

 

Enjoy!

 

Indian Pen Odyssey 1: Backpacker On A Mission!

 

Indian Pen Odyssey 2: Lookalikes

 

Indian Pen Odyssey 3: Cheapie Shoot-Out

 

Indian Pen Odyssey 4: Varanasi
 

Indian Pen Odyssey 5: Sumgai In Vidisha!

 

Indian Pen Odyssey 6: Indore And Bhopal

 

Indian Pen Odyssey 7: Mumbai - Fountain Pen Central

 

Indian Pen Odyssey 8: Aurangabad - stop The Rickshaw...

 

Indian Pen Odyssey 9: Calcutta, Coincidences And Converts

 

Indian Pen Odyssey 10: Delhi, Disappointments And Delights

 

Thank you kindly, amk, for providing us with these delightful stories!

 

Warm regards, Wim


Edited by wimg, 03 January 2015 - 00:46.
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#2 amk

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 21:32

I'm a her, actually, Wim... but thanks so much for putting all my posts together. I am really delighted that so many people are recognising the delights of Indian pens - and hoping that the Indian fountain pen industry will benefit!


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Posted 03 January 2015 - 00:45

I'm a her, actually, Wim... but thanks so much for putting all my posts together. I am really delighted that so many people are recognising the delights of Indian pens - and hoping that the Indian fountain pen industry will benefit!

Yes, thanks, and corrected. Very brave of you to travel all by yourself, BTW.

 

I noticed that when actually reading the text rather than just admiring the pictures :).

 

And thank you for taking the trouble to write it all down, so we can follow your travels and adventures!

 

Warm regards, Wim


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Posted 03 January 2015 - 04:15

This was amazing. Thank you for sharing, amk, and thank you for compiling the thread so we newbies could experience them, wimg!

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 14:07

Our member amk posted a few very interesting topics, a travelogue as it were, on her Indian pen trips.
As they provide valuable insights and information, this topic aims to collect the entire set of travelogues for easy reference. The links to these topics follow below.

 

Enjoy!

 

Indian Pen Odyssey 1: Backpacker On A Mission!

 

Indian Pen Odyssey 2: Lookalikes

 

Indian Pen Odyssey 3: Cheapie Shoot-Out

 

Indian Pen Odyssey 4: Varanasi
 

Indian Pen Odyssey 5: Sumgai In Vidisha!

 

Indian Pen Odyssey 6: Indore And Bhopal

 

Indian Pen Odyssey 7: Mumbai - Fountain Pen Central

 

Indian Pen Odyssey 8: Aurangabad - stop The Rickshaw...

 

Indian Pen Odyssey 9: Calcutta, Coincidences And Converts

 

Indian Pen Odyssey 10: Delhi, Disappointments And Delights

 

Thank you kindly, amk, for providing us with these delightful stories!

 

Warm regards, Wim

 

 

I'm a her, actually, Wim... but thanks so much for putting all my posts together. I am really delighted that so many people are recognising the delights of Indian pens - and hoping that the Indian fountain pen industry will benefit!

read the complete odyssey.... felt amazing... felt like i should be there doing that....

felt so connected.... and yes, AMK  thank you for such a nice experience thar you have given us via ur odyssey...

 

Thanks to wimg for putting it in one place... 


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Posted 03 January 2015 - 17:24

Am ashamed of myself. My whole life in India and haven't done half the exploring you have done :(. well now that I have a traveller's guide I know where to go next :notworthy1:


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Posted 21 August 2015 - 14:47

I have just finished the all odissey.

 

Thank you ever so much for these delightful episodes, and all the thorough telling.

 

I very much enjoyed it, and felt a little like travelling with you while reading.

 

Impatiantely waiting for your next trip.


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Posted 17 October 2015 - 02:20

I thoroughly enjoyed the stories. Thank you for posting these.


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Posted 31 July 2018 - 11:59

I was delighted to find this series. Thank you for these great fountain pen travel stories, which capture a lot of atmosphere and provide enough detail to fuel the imagination. I've spent a lot of my life figuring out how to negotiate bewildering cities in search of odd nooks and crannies, and enjoyed being reminded of the emotional ups and downs – I particularly liked the expedition to find the best ever kulfi.

 

I had recently been daydreaming about doing something very similar – going to India in search of fountain pen makers – but realistically I will never be able to do it. These texts were the next best thing.



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Posted 08 September 2018 - 05:31

Any chance of a picture of your 'stash'? That must equate to a big pile of boxes. It makes me feel quite envious.



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Posted 18 September 2018 - 11:51

Reading these odesseys, I feel that I'm present in that place.truly a piece of art....🎆

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:41

I would really like to see the boxes all piled up in one place. Just to appreciate what the Customs officers found in your case. As if you were a buyer for a stationary shop, a very tasteful stationary shop at that.

 

I like the Airmail clear barrel/veined acrylic pens. They have some acrylic colours which you do not see with the ebay sellers. Sadly what I don't like about them is the Wality nib that usually needs working with micro-mesh or replacing.

I was very surprised by a simple Camlin 47 piston-filler. The nib was amazing. The only thing was the section's diameter best suits someone with a small hand. On a hot Sunday it didn't burp, which is something in its favour. I would actually want to put the nib on another pen if it was a #5



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 11:51

Just realised: You have been on another visit to India involving the states of Kerala & Tamil Nadhu.

Did you go to Chennai?

Did you pick up anything from The Pen Corner in Bose Rd?

The person from New Delhi that I just bought three Gama pens from obviously had as they were in individual yellow plastic sleeves bearing The Pen Corner's name, address & telephone number.



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Posted 24 April 2019 - 15:47

Sadly, links to the images are all busted... AMK, if you're out there and can re-upload, that'd be wonderful.

 

EDIT: Nope... not busted. Firewalled by our ever-vigilant (over-vigilant?) IT Dept. My bad.


Edited by majorworks, 24 April 2019 - 15:49.

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