Money Today Archive Nov 25, 2012 Issue

Edition: Nov 25, 2012

Culture

Death by boredom

Death by boredom

The next time you think you're dying of boredom, you just might be. Although boredom is common, it's no trivial matter, claims psychologist John Eastwood of York University, Toronto.
  • Gear up' for Diwali Top tech tips to declutter your life, one gadget and social network at a time.
  • Let's get to know Victor Lustig Victor Lustig (1890-1947) was undoubtedly the most confident trickster in history. He is also known as the 'Man who sold the Eiffel Tower, twice.'
Travel
Personal Space
Why do travellers block seats near them with their bags? Understanding this can avoid bad blood on long trips.
  • A perfect vacation at Scottsdale, Arizona Scottsdale, Arizona has come of age, melding a bygone era of hospitality with a modern aesthetic, against a backdrop of the stunning Sonoran desert.
  • Happy flyers Apparently, statistics prove that the best time to book a flight is precisely 21 days before the desired departure. International airfare is best booked more in advance, with the lowest rates surfacing 34 days prior to departure.
  • Taj Mahal Part Two Although the promised replica of the Eiffel Tower in the southern Indian state of Puducherry never materialised, Dubai claims it will replicate the Taj Mahal by 2015.
  • Things to do this month Held every November around the time of full moon, the Pushkar Camel Fair is one of India most rewarding travel experiences.
Products
Yogendra Pratap
The Range Rover coupe
The auto expert equips you with all the right facts to keep in mind when shopping for a new car.
  • What a Man Needs, in Winter Flaky, itchy and dry, that's what Crabtree and Evelyn makes sure you won't feel like this winter. Here's a grooming kit that helps you battle the chill.
  • Why a prestige timepiece is an investment All that glitters may be gold, but Indians are now looking beyond the precious metal for investment options.
  • Windows shopping Praveen Sinha, Co-founder, Jabong.com, tells you why it's a good idea to shop online.
  • Pressto's guide on caring for your clothes It's essential to let your clothes breathe so spread them out for a couple of hours before slipping them back into the wardrobe. Esther Lennaerts, executive chairperson of Pressto helps you care for your clothes.
  • Living Room Realities A connoisseur, curator and creator of all things decor, talks about the quirky pieces that fill her home and should complete yours.
  • My Stuff Alex Huang, Managing Director, Asus India shares his favourite things.
  • First drive: The new Porsche Boxster S The new Porsche Boxster S retains the classic silhouette but has exciting new technology under the hood.
  • Swiss watch-making: The science behind it Brand Rolex opens its doors to reveal a universe of utmost precision, tasteful aesthetics and futuristic technology.
  • New Releases this month Skyfall is being touted as the most successful James Bond film in the 50-yearlong run since the inception of the franchise.
Food
Prachi Bhuchar
Italian food almost always gets an Indian makeover. Prego at The Westin, Gurgaon remains true to its roots.
  • Shake It Baby Rohan Jelkie, master mixologist and founder of beverage consultancy Tulleeho, talks quirky cocktails. Bacon and Bourbon Take four strips of smoked bacon and cook on a nonstick pan for around 20 minutes to render the fat.
  • The Eating Budhha B-Bar gets comfortable in the capital city and plates up thoughtful and sophisticated Japanese cuisine.
  • Eat your way through Manhattan Where to go and what to eat in the Big Apple.
Fashion
When style becomes a lifestyle, every association makes a statement. BT More captures the equation between man and his machine.

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