Chawm Ganguly, Collector of Fountain Pens
I am currently busy writing my blog on fountain pens: www.inkedhappiness.com; trying to popularise the use of fountain pens especially among the young as a sustainable alternative.
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The Brand Called You is elated to welcome Chawm Ganguly, a very unique personality on the show today. Chawm has very interestingly turned his hobby into his passion! Chawm is the collector of fountain pens. Previously he has worked as a journalist. Chawm has also edited magazines and has led his own communications company. Currently he is the Director of Paragon Finance and Owner of Sin PR. He is also working on a book.
In this very interesting conversation with our host Ashutosh Garg, Chawm takes us on a historical journey of the superiority of fountain pens. As an avid collector of fountain pens, Chawm has immense knowledge about them. He has in his collection some of the rarest and most unique pieces. Some pieces he proudly shares are hundreds of years old!
Chawm shares his passion and the story behind his unique hobby of collecting pens. Chawm shares about what goes into making a good fountain pen. He talks about the lack of awareness among the younger generations with respect to fountain pens. And explains why fountain pens are a better option for the environment.
Chawm also works with famous fountain pen companies in order to give them the recognition they deserve. His goal is to help Indian based brands get global reach and help more and more people understand the historical superiority of fountain pens!
I have done many things in life – been a journalist, run my Corporate Communications company, taught people, edited a magazine … and collected fountain pens.
I am currently busy writing my blog on fountain pens: www.inkedhappiness.com; trying to popularise the use of fountain pens especially among the young as a sustainable alternative; writing a book of short stories where the principal protagonists are, you guessed it, fountain pens; and working hard to ensure that at least a few Indian fountain pen and ink brands get the global recognition that they deserve. All this, as I continue to fuel my passion for the pen.