Sidin Vadukut, Issue Editor

Sidin Vadukut, Issue Editor

Mint Indulge | Editor’s Note

Mint Indulge | Editor’s Note

Deconstructions

Sidin Vadukut, Issue Editor

Sidin Vadukut, Issue Editor

That question might seem simple enough. It’s actually quite hard to answer. I told the reader that the idea of Indulge is to create a platform to talk about great products and services. Sure, we do focus on male readers, and linger on some of

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Managing victory

By Sidin Vadukut

Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner

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Dissecting icons

By Sidin Vadukut

Why were these products so powerful? How did they become symbolic not just of the consumers’ buying choices, but of their lifestyle itself? We asked three experts on the concept of greatness, what greatness means to them, and what great products they use in their daily lives. ( Click here to read full interview )

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Getting it just right

It was an undeniable disaster.

Fortunately, I now know that teaspoons of turmeric powder are not quite the same as soy sauce,which is what gave the rice its brown colour. So if you think you’re a terrible cook because you have trouble making even instant noodles, trust me, everyone starts off with a blank slate. ( Click here to read full column )

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The glass in your hand

By Joel Harrison

iStockphoto

‘’The one I’m drinking right now," is my usual reply,because nothing else really matters other than the drink currently in your hand. Why? Simply because everything else, no matter how good, is still in the bottle. You can’t hit a century while sitting in the pavilion. Until you’re at the crease, you’re nothing. And if you have to walk early, then be gone! And let the next man try and have his name etched on to the honours board of history. ( Click here to read full column )

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The Write Stuff

By Pradip Kumar Saha

The Gaius Maecenas limited edition 888

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Speed demon

By Neil Rodricks

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Burning up the track

By Neil Rodricks

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Easy Riding

By Neil Rodricks

Fat Boy from Harley-Davidson

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Good Vibrations

By Neil Rodricks

Price Rs 79,990

The Wedemark, Germanybased company offers products and customized solutions across all areas of sound recording, transmission and reproduction, but Sennheiser’s HD800 headphones are testament to its more than 60 years of research and development. What sets the HD800 apart is its ability to produce a more voluminous sound wave, a distinctly clearer sound, and better playback. ( Click here to read full story )

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Face Value

By Sidin Vadukut

Movement: Blancpain’s own 40F6 calibre movement comprises 398 components and 37 rubies.

But, in fact, it is a superb complicated watch that sits well on the wrist and screams class instead of carats. We asked Southampton-based Blancpain watchmaker James Avery what he thought made this timepiece exceptional. ( Click hereto read full story )

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Adding a personal touch

By Neil Rodricks

Price: Rs 1,45,500

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Bladeless wonder

By Neil Rodricks

Fluid dynamics engineers spent four years ‘‘running hundreds of simulations to precisely measure and optimize the machine’s aperture and airfoil-shaped ramp", and air fluctuations were mapped using laser doppler annometry, finally revealing the ideal ramp angle, aperture width and loop amplifier dimensions. ( Click here to read story )

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The essence of a great painting

By Anindita Ghose

Photographs: Sotheby’s, Hindustan Times

Born in an affluent Parsi family in Mumbai, he studied at Mumbai’s Sir JJ School of Art before attending art schools in London and Paris in the 1940s and 1950s. In Europe, Sabavala was influenced by Impressionism and cubism. Today, he is regarded as the greatest Indian exponent of cubism.

In a Sotheby’s auction on 15 September 2011 in New York, his serene and delicate Cobweb Cloud (1973) sold for $266,500 to a private collector from Europe. It generated much interest also because of the timing: Sabavala passed away on 2 September in Mumbai. ( Click here to read full story )

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Gin, but better

By Sidin vadukut

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As simple as it gets

By Neil Rodricks

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A slice of Heaven

By Sidin Vadukut

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Our time has come

By Neil Rodricks

Hublot

F1 King Power India

The Swiss luxury watchmaker is coming out with a limited edition of 200 pieces, sporting the F1 logo and the colours of the Indian flag on the dial and bracelet. The watch has several aspects made from an array of high-tech materials directly inspired by Formula One, some of which have never before been used in watchmaking. These include a ceramic bezel with a circular-grained satin finish adorned with multiple holes to represent a high performance brake disc, and a strap made from rubber and Nomex, a synthetic fibre developed by Dupont De Nemours and used to make the suits worn by F1 drivers. ( Click here to read full story )

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An insider’s guide to rogue trading

By Su Do Nim

Nick Leeson

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Harsha Bhogle | His greatest cricket matches

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