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A screenwriter and ad film maker join hands to create a special Indian gin

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A screenwriter and ad film maker join hands to create a special Indian gin

Tamras gin uses 16 botanicals, including coriander seeds, black and green cardamom, lemon verbena, sweet lime, grapefruit, Cubeb pepper, lotus flower and seeds, and fennel.

‘Diageo is putting its best foot forward in the craft spirits space’

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‘Diageo is putting its best foot forward in the craft spirits space’

"Craft is a wave... so, you see a wave of gin, then rum, and maybe more new botanical infused spirits": Vikram Damodaran, chief innovation officer, Diageo India

Five interesting spirits for the holiday season

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Five interesting spirits for the holiday season

From Venezuelan rum to bottled-in-India Scotch, and from Epitome Reserve small-batch whisky to the Paul John Christmas Edition 2021, five neat spirits to try over the winter holidays.

One man’s Boeing 747 obsession

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One man’s Boeing 747 obsession

Aviation geek Sam Chui: "The pandemic has reset the airline game... these days, I see most of the premium cabins occupied by leisure travellers who value space and privacy."

"The British wanted to bring trout to India at any cost"

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"The British wanted to bring trout to India at any cost"

In 'A Fish in Alien Streams', journalist Herjinder tells us how the British, who sorely missed trout fishing, achieved the stupendous feats of transporting the cold water fish from Europe and Britain.

Distinctive, affordable: Will one of these be your next watch?

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Distinctive, affordable: Will one of these be your next watch?

Three interesting, recently launched watches from Bulova (Citizen), Baltic and H Moser, respectively.

Stock your home bar with these new spirits this festive season

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Stock your home bar with these new spirits this festive season

Pink gins and coffee-infused gins, a peaty single malt from Amrut, and more to serve guests at home or give as Diwali presents.

‘Nationalism had to be constructed in India—and several princes were part of that conversation’

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‘Nationalism had to be constructed in India—and several princes were part of that conversation’

Author and historian Manu Pillai’s latest book, 'False Allies', looks at India’s princely states and their rulers in a different light.

Gin taste test: a review of some of the best craft gins in India today

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Gin taste test: a review of some of the best craft gins in India today

From the very juniper-y Juniper Bomb to Amrut Distilleries' Nilgiris with betel leaf, these are some of the gins you should try. Plus, prices per bottle and where to find them.

A ‘Goan’ gin and a rice whisky: New additions for your home bar

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A ‘Goan’ gin and a rice whisky: New additions for your home bar

Seqer gin has 10 botanicals including cashews, Epitome Reserve is a 100% rice whisky, and Matinee Gin contains snake saffron, white turmeric, kagzi lime and Goan peppercorn.

Made in India vodka comes of age

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Made in India vodka comes of age

From a gluten-free recipe to one containing a secret indigenous ingredient, made-in-India craft vodka gets a refresh.

A Ford Mustang-inspired Breitling and the return of Gerald Genta

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A Ford Mustang-inspired Breitling and the return of Gerald Genta

A quick look at some of the more interesting watches from Geneva Watch Days 2021.

Why you should take a look at Roni Madhvani’s singular Art Deco watch collection

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Why you should take a look at Roni Madhvani’s singular Art Deco watch collection

"Over time, the focus narrowed into the brands I collect (Patek Philippe, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, and Vacheron Constantin), a particular time period (1945 to 1965), and a particular genre." - Roni Madhvani

Bangalore Watch Company’s Apogee: Watches inspired by ISRO

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Bangalore Watch Company’s Apogee: Watches inspired by ISRO

The twin-crown, dual time, titanium Apogee is priced at Rs 68,000. There is also the Rs 1.68 lakh Extraterrestrial, which has a meteorite dial and is limited to 50 pieces.

Vintage brands: When watchmakers turn back time

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Vintage brands: When watchmakers turn back time

Not just specific models, but entire brands are making a comeback.

Yakshis in Pompeii and other stories of India through 100 objects

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Yakshis in Pompeii and other stories of India through 100 objects

Through insights and visuals, a new book tells the story of the cross-cultural encounters that have shaped us.

Tokyo Olympics | A short history of timekeeping at the Games

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Tokyo Olympics | A short history of timekeeping at the Games

A look at some groundbreaking timekeeping instruments birthed by the Olympics.

What female watch lovers want: More choice, fewer diamonds

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What female watch lovers want: More choice, fewer diamonds

On Clubhouse, and in watch magazines globally, women watch enthusiasts are calling out the unnecessary 'genderising' of luxury watches.

From Mars, affordable Japanese whiskies headed for India

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From Mars, affordable Japanese whiskies headed for India

Peak Spirits and Sonarys Co-Brands are slated to launch the Komagatake 2020 Single Malt and the Iwai and Iwai Tradition blended whiskies in India in September 2021.

Breitling CEO Georges Kern: "Why would you go into a cave and close the door behind you?"

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Breitling CEO Georges Kern: "Why would you go into a cave and close the door behind you?"

Kern on launching new products in 2020 despite the pandemic, the idea of inclusive luxury, and the company’s India plans - including a new Breitling Boutique in Delhi.

How to get your Rolex to be even more exclusive

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How to get your Rolex to be even more exclusive

Mods help to project your individuality, and they are among the hottest trends among watch enthusiasts right now.

A solar-powered Cartier, smaller watches and green dials

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A solar-powered Cartier, smaller watches and green dials

As 2021 crosses the half-year mark, we document some key trends in watches.

From Tissot to Timex, here are four affordable watches inspired by the '70s

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From Tissot to Timex, here are four affordable watches inspired by the '70s

In the 1970s, the cheap and highly accurate quartz technology nearly wiped out mechanical watches.

'Nobody needs a watch these days to tell the time; it's a conscious choice, partly functional, partly expressive': Tej Chauhan

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'Nobody needs a watch these days to tell the time; it's a conscious choice, partly functional, partly expressive': Tej Chauhan

In April 2021, the Rado True Square Tej Chauhan won a Red Dot design award. Chauhan speaks about the watch, taking inspiration from 1960s sci-fi, and his emotive industrial design philosophy.

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