孟買 (Mumbai) 威廉‧潘筆文具公司 (William Penn, Pen Store) 的首席執行官尼凱爾‧瑞恩俊 (Nikhil Ranjan) 說：「高級書寫文具的售價可能高達一千盧比(rupee)。這就是我們所謂的高級書寫文具。大部份我們所販售的筆是純手工製作，也因此價格比較貴。」(shows 10)
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※ The original article was taken from Reuters Website. ( 原文取自路透社網站 )
INTRO: Designer pen companies explore Indian market. Designer pen companies push into the Indian market the writing instrument in silver and gold, embossed with images of divinities.
STORY: Designer pen companies push into the Indian market the writing instruments in silver and gold, embossed with images of divinities. High end and pricey, some of the pens are also adorned with colourful feathers to make them more attractive.
"A fine writing instrument could be upwards of 1,000 rupees. That is what we define as a fine writing instrument. Lot of pens that we carry, are hand crafted and that's what makes them expensive," said Nikhil Ranjan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), William Penn, Pen Store, Mumbai. (shows 10)
A designer pen can cost anywhere from Rs 1,000 to Rs 900,000. Many of these pens are hand crafted and hence so expensive and exclusive. They are an amalgamation of modern technology and art. Today the pens have become perfect accessories to flaunt one's style and status in society.
According to estimates in 2007, the market for pens in the world is around Rs 500 billion against Rs 1.5 billion in India alone.