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Dr Sovan Roy rewrites the history of Fountain Pen making in India!

Dr Sovan Roy’s Magnum Opus to hit the stands soon! Dr Sovan Roy is a scientist by profession. And, a distinguished one at that, if one were to consider the sheer number of papers published in the professional journals or his long and blemish-less record as a Government servant occupying progressively higher posts. But, it

Surviving Crypto Bubble – Lessons from History

Terabytes of articles have been written comparing the historical rise in the price of Bitcoin to the Dotcom bubble of the late 1990’s.  The speculation in new technology companies, particularly by individuals, drove the US NASDAQ stock market to a record high of 5,132.52 on March 10, 2000.  It then lost 78% of its value.

EBERHARD & CO.: THE ART OF DEFYING TIME – A Great History of Men and their Watches

130 years: a milestone that Eberhard & co. has reached without ever interrupting their work, even in the most difficult years. While two world wars and relentless social and market upheaval has proven too much for many other historic firms, in the case of Eberhard & Co. that simply hasn’t happened, thanks to successive generations

Switzerland wins a Good Design Award for the first chronograph-watch in history

“Winning a Good Design Award alongside firms like Apple is recognition indeed. This prize honours the memory of Louis Moinet, thus restoring the watchmaking genius who invented the chronograph to the pantheon of universally acclaimed artists.” JMS Memoris has just received the distinction of winning a prize in the international Good Design Awards, one of

Youngest woman in history completes solo round-the-world flight as part of ‘Dreams Soar’ campaign for girls and STEM

Montréal, 4 October 2017 – Shaesta Waiz, the courageous 30-year-old pilot of the 2017 ‘Dreams Soar’ Global Flight for STEM, touched down in Daytona Beach, Florida at 6:43 PM Eastern this evening in her now well-travelled Beechcraft Bonanza A36 aircraft. Since May, the Dreams Soar campaign has seen Waiz flying to over 20 countries to

Largest global civil disobedience in the history of the climate movement concludes

Hong Kong, 16 May 2016 – Twelve days of worldwide actions from NGOs, local organisations and communities against fossil fuels have just concluded, showing that the climate movement will not rest until all coal, oil and gas is kept in the ground. The combined global efforts on six continents now pose a serious threat to