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The executive consumer

Top restaurateur Rahul Akerkar likes things simple, unfussy and elegant.

Print Edition: May 31, 2009

My Stuff
Top restaurateur Rahul Akerkar likes things simple, unfussy and elegant.

MEDIA
Daily paper: Hindustan Times, Mint and DNA
TV news: NDTV, CNN, BBC
Magazines: Time, The Art of Eating, Cuisine & Wine Asia
Websites: Facebook, www.nytimes.com, YouTube

FOOD AND DRINKS
Tea/Coffee: Light lemon tea or espresso
Spirit: Glenmorangie and Macallan, among single malts
Cocktail: A Whiskey Sour or a Vodka Martini with lots of olives
Beer: Kingfisher, Pilsner Urquell
Restaurant: Indigo!

HOME
Old world, Colaba
Car: Mahindra Scorpio
Dinner set: : Plain white from Paradise Road in Sri Lanka
Water: Himalayan
Curtains: None. Have old-louvered teak-wood windows
Sheets: Egyptian cotton. No brand per se
TV: Sony. A 10-year-old clunker
Pets: Cocker Spaniel

GADGETS
Handheld: Nokia E-71
Laptop: Apple MacBook Pro
Laptop bag: Incase
Watch: Panerai

GROOMING
Shaving cream: Gillette gel
Shampoo: Don’t need it!
Moisturiser: Body Shop, L’Occitane
Aftershave: Armani
Toothpaste: Colgate Sensitive
Soap: Dove

CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES
Shoes: Crockett & Jones, Tod’s, Bruno Magli
Shirts: Cotton World
Suit: Arjun Khanna, Ermenegildo Zegna
T-shirts: No brand in particular. I pick T-shirts from all over Sneakers: Converse All-Stars, Nike

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