For N as I continue my #UBC and #AtoZChallenges, continuing with my theme of my journey through childhood once again with my kids, I picked 'Nataraj Pencils'. For those who don't know, this is a popular brand of pencils in India (even today) manufactured by Hindustan Pencils. Every trip to India involves at least one visit to a couple of stationary stores in our local markets, and it is heartening to see that those stores have withstood the test of time. The visit to the stationary store ends up with a bag containing a couple of drawing books, erasers, paints, and pencils (loads of them - regular graphite pencils, and color pencils - and almost always Nataraj!). These pencils always make their way back to the US with us on our return. The familiar red and black stripes always bring up memories of cool school days for me.
Nostalgia apart, these pencils are really great - they sharpen well, the points do not break easily or often, and they write smooth and dark. So yes, they definitely are part of my childhood which continue on through my kids' using them regularly too! They love these pencils :)
And looking for more about them, I discovered a really cool review of these pencils here.
Some nostalgia captured via old print and TV ads for the pencils here
|Image attribution: ClassicIndianAds|
Q to the reader: A favorite writing implement,,, umm, I mean a favorite pencil you wrote/write with?
Signing off on Day 17 and the letter N as I continue on the #AtoZChallenge and #UltimateBloggingChallenge
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