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#21 hilden

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 17:37

All I can say is WOW! And thanks!
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#22 ethernautrix

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 18:31

Whoa. Now those are pen stores.

You know who else has great pen stores?



Tokyo.



Edited to look for passport. (Pats pockets....)

Edited by ethernautrix, 21 April 2008 - 18:32.

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 21:17

What an invaluable contribution, Hari! I will have to extend my stay in Bombay when I visit India next. Thanks clap1.gif

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 03:26

As the Mastercard advertisement says "Priceless"

For a Bombay boy like me, it brings back fond memories. The next time I am in Mumbai I know which shops to visit.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:40

Excellent post .... the pics are amazing ....

I wish I could catch that plane and head straight to India ...

But alas ! I guess I will have to be content for now (and a little jealous rolleyes.gif ) with all those beautiful pics

Great job !!! thumbup.gif

#26 hari317

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 09:21

QUOTE(matrixseq @ Apr 24 2008, 04:10 PM) View Post
Excellent post .... the pics are amazing ....
I wish I could catch that plane and head straight to India ...


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Posted 27 April 2008 - 23:20

I really miss India sometimes...

(lots).
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of nothing at all...

#28 devjeethensh

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:58

Hi Hari ,

Superb post . I am from the Northern part of India (Gurgaon ) , but i have rarely seen so many pen shops around here . I travel and buy pens from all over the world , but now i think i will have to take your help for sourcing some nice vitage pens from '' AAMCHI MUMBAI''

regards,

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:15

fascinating tour, many thanks!

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:52

Awesome! Photo-journalism at its best in my book. The feel of the place really shone through in your article. Well done. A great read.

Are fountain pens still in such demand in India? Who uses them? You've probably got more specialist pen shops there than we've got in the whole of Britain. Amazing.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:29

I wish this guide had been here before I visited Mumbai a couple of years ago!

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:53

Juat as a comparison...............approximate populations


Mumbai - 25 Million
GB 61 million
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:09

Thank you so much for this thread! Your pictures are great and make me want to go to Mumbai really badly (I mean I already considered it a very interesting city before but now I want to see it even more) ! I'm especially envious because you can still buy all the old Sheaffers in some of your shops.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 16:35

That was fascinating. Methinks that Indians still have an appreciation of classic writing implements, much more so than Americans and even Europeans. I was amazed to see that there are so many stores in Mumbai. thumbup.gif

#35 hari317

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 18:10

Thanks for your comments

QUOTE (robeck @ Jul 9 2008, 02:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are fountain pens still in such demand in India? Who uses them? You've probably got more specialist pen shops there than we've got in the whole of Britain. Amazing.


Actually like in rest of the world, here also FPs sell quite less than other modes. FPs are now coming back into vogue here slowly.

The market on Abdul Rehman Street houses major distributors/stockists and caters to the retailers from all over India, hence the large number of shops.

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 10:54

WOW!

That's amazing!
I could spend days browsing those shops.
I've noticed that here in the U.S. you can't even find fountain pens in the drug stores or discount stores (Walmart, Kmart) anymore.
They started phasing them out about 4 or 5 years ago.
I guess they were taking up too much space on the display racks they could use for gell pens.

I think it's really a shame.

#37 ku5165

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 23:21

amazing gallery buddy...
next im i head to india i will have a look myself....too bad that will not be for another year or so sad.gif

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 18:11

Hi,
Loved the info about the shops selling the fountain pens. I had a couple fo questions though i know its waaaaaay too late but i was interested in purchasing a Rotring 600 black knurled grip fountain pen, since i'm doing architecture and i'm smitten with pen. I wanted to know if any of those shops still sell the pen, or if i could get the pen anywhere. I cannot buy it online so the only way i can buy it is from a shop in mumbai. Will be awesome if u could help me with the the info.
Cheers.

#39 hari317

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 18:21

...but i was interested in purchasing a Rotring 600 black knurled grip fountain pen, since i'm doing architecture and i'm smitten with pen. I wanted to know if any of those shops still sell the pen, or if i could get the pen anywhere. I cannot buy it online so the only way i can buy it is from a shop in mumbai. Will be awesome if u could help me with the the info.


Ameya, I have not seen those pens for quite some time during my regular visits to the market... Maybe you can try the Fort area shops if they have old stock, just ask them if they have any Rotring fountain pens. presently Rotring Esprits are easily available.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 02:39

Awesome post Hari! This will be my wiki page for pen shops in Bombay.
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