Wondering how Ratnam, Modi and Gandhi are related? Here is how.
Gandhiji started satyagraha movement against the British. The effectiveness is questioned by many people. But one thing that worked, which no one can deny is "swadeshi movement". Gandhi encouraged Indian's to prepare goods in India, so most of the Indian economy remain in India. Gandhiji met Mr Ratnam on his visit to AP and asked him if he could manufacture anything from a needle to pen in India. The result was the first Indian made fountain pen.
When gifted to Gandhiji, he wrote a letter saying "This pen is the best substitute to the foreign pen found in Indian Bazaar". Out of 35000 + letters written by M. K Gandhi, most of the letters were written by this pen.
Now how is Modi related??
When the Chinese attacked India on the border in Ladakh, the 5th generation war has already started. GOI banned may Chinese Apps due to security reason. This lead to the loss of about 45000 crores for the Chinese companies. With 45000 crores you get about 100 fighter aircraft. Without firing a bullet, India destroyed about 100 enemy fighters.
Modi has given a call for "Atma Nirbhar Bharat". If this kicks off India will again become the superpower.
When German Vice-Chancellor came to India Modi gifted a Ratnam Pen to him.
About Ratnam Pens
Even today in Rajamahendravaram Andra Pradesh. There is a shop Ratnam Pen Works, where you can go and purchase pens. The range starts from 150 to 15000 (Golden nib).
They don't have online selling store. But you can purchase the pen by contacting him in the WhatsApp number and selecting the pen on Whatsapp. Since they still manufacture the pen with the old process, it takes about a week for them to ship.
When I finally got the pen and wrote with it. I was feeling that I am using a writing instrument, which is part of history. The history of Independent India,