This is a very generous PIF. Please kindly don't include my name, though. I'll be happy enough if someone else wins. I'd just also wish to add my thoughts:
Regarding India as a country, I have never been there, but I would love to visit some day.
I've had a teacher in school when I was young who was greatly in love with India. He would organize an exchange every year (to Pune I believe) and would also tell his classes all about his experiences with its culture, customs, peoples, etc. I applied to be sent on the exchange too, but alas, the teacher, in no kind terms, told me that he would not take me. He did not like me much. Yet, looking back now, I can see that it might have been his concern that I would have 'stuck out like a sore thumb' there. Lots of 'personality' on that one (<---) you know?
Anyway, one sees and hears so much about India, so that I would love to spend a generous amount of time there myself one day.
Oh, and, from my personal experience, every single Indian person I have met overseas has been very polite, attentive and open, and good to talk to.
I've had a number of Indian made fountain pens by now. And while not all of them had been perfect (the lower end ones) I have enjoyed them all. I recently gave one very nice specimen away as a gift (I only give away pens that offer an excellent writing experience)
In addition, 2 out of my 3 inked desk pens right now are Indian made.
I've also bought something from ASA before. That experience had been (sorry, but just) okay, but I would still order again, seeing that other people all vouch for its good service
Thank you for reading.