Founded as a discussion community for tobacco pipe smokers either based in India, or with a strong connection to the country, our Pipe Club of India has grown from a 'virtual world' WhatsApp group to an active Club.
The culture of tobacco pipe smoking is certainly a niche in India. Our mission is to support our members and to encourage new and aspiring pipe smokers with information, resources and fellowship, to help keep those little fires burning.
We welcome pipe smokers from all walks of life. Our founding members include photographers, artists, company executives, legal high fliers, accountants, office workers, IT experts, shop keepers, pipe makers and restorers, to note just a few. Some have modest pipe collections, no more than is needed to truly enjoy the hobby. Others are avid collectors with important pieces from some of the World's greatest pipe makers, even including the renowned Sixten Ivarrson.
With members on four continents we can draw on a diverse range of views and experience which enrich us all. Our club is made up of resident and expat Indians and a small number of non-Indian-origin members who share a passion for the country. We never lose sight of our core goal of supporting and helping to develop the tobacco pipe smoking community of India.
Each new member brings fresh perspectives, new colour and extra vibrancy to our group. We are all here to grow and to share our joy in this humble (and sometimes not so humble) wonderful world of tobacco smoking pleasures.