Money Today Archive November 30 2008 Issue

Edition: November 30 2008

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Bibek Bhattacharya

Why does this watch cost Rs 125,00,000?

It’s made out of scraps from the Titanic, that’s why.
  • The best buys Recession? What recession? Here’s some shopping therapy to get you through the downturn.
  • Olive king A rock and roller, feted by the Italian government and an avid aviator— V.N. Dalmia, chairman of india’s biggest olive company, talks about all this, and more.
  • A surreal tale Neil White’s second novel Lost Souls deals with blood and gore and a lot more. This murder mystery is not for the faint-hearted.
  • Fighting fit If your idea of fitness is learning how to deliver an effective kick to the groin, try Krav Maga.
  • Winners’ dinners There are few grander dinner parties than the nobel banquet in stockholm on December 10. but as the man behind it all, chef Mark Phoenix, tells ore, “it’s bloody hard work.”
  • Being Arjun Atwal If Jeev Milkha Singh is the man of many firsts in Indian golf, Atwal is right up there, too. A few weeks ago, he became the first of his countrymen to win a professional golf event in the US.
  • Its about time! The biggest names from the world of high fashion have launched stunning designer watches which don’t cost a hand and a foot.will it change the luxury watch market forever?
  • Watches to watch out for Come spring 2009 and these beauties from some of the world’s best-known fashion brands will be in stores. choose which label you want to sport.
  • Brit attack! Brit Pop thrilled the music world for a few years in the mid-nineties before becoming a cliché for bad music and big gimmicks. This year, some of the era’s biggest bands are back. And they sound completely different.
  • Bombers ahoy
  • Diego's big idea The arrival of Tod’s in Delhi is the latest chapter in the global expansion of the brand. But it all began with just one shoe.
  • Blemish the thought! There’s no doubting that high-definition makes for a super-sharp image. But do you really want to see yourself in that much detail?
  • City centric The new Honda City is now sleeker, but is it any better?
  • Sleepless in Macau The Venetian Macao-Resort Hotel has a golf course, 300 designer shops, an artificial lake with gondola rides and the world’s largest casino. Dhiman Chattopadhyay goes on a holiday that every man must go on, at least once in his lifetime.
  • Vegetarians welcome I would ask for an herbaceous New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, a good match for vegetarian preparations with my Spaghetti Alio Olio. It may make me look less posh, but at least I can tell myself I have made a sensible wine selection.

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