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  • A boat from Noah's Ark jetty takes you to Deltin Royale,  the ship which is 87 metres long and 22 metres wide. A 'premium stay and play' package, that offers a two-night stay at Deltin Suites Hotel in Goa for two, costs Rs 33,000.
  • Despite the struggle, Formula One is all about recreating magic - it's risky, charming, glamorous, sharp and, often, is the manifestation of the unreal in a real world.
  • ITC, Oberoi Hotels and The Taj Group are digging into the pages of Indian history books. They pick up clues, chase the descendants of royal chefs, and conjure up dishes that are mostly forgotten. The past, it turns out, makes great future sense.
  • Industrialist Gautam Punj has a fundamental, deep-seated love for Mercedes-Benz cars. In fact, he is almost always among the first to book a new car at launch.
  • While a high-decibel television and print campaign, followed up by some quirky communication on digital platforms, can do wonders for mass brands, a similar course of action for a luxury brand can not only be limiting but also detrimental, say experts.
  • It is thought-provoking to analyse how the collecting and spending patterns of Indians are developing diversely based on their conditioning, writes Priyanka Mathew of Sotheby's.
  • "For those who are at the starting point of their collecting journey, I would say, don't look at buying art as an investment. Instead, get a first-hand knowledge of art and see how your eyes respond to a work", says chairperson of Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.
  • From taking a deep dive into underwater tourism to going for magical pop ups, the holiday experience of the luxe set is treading off the beaten path
  • Men's fashion is becoming more and more a hybrid, a natural blend of tailored clothing and leisurewear, writes Cristiano Corneliani, global sales director, Corneliani.
  • Hospitality majors are reinventing themselves and so hotels are building private zones for their uber luxe guest in the new developments coming up. And creating some unforgettable experiences to hook the traveller.
  • There is some saving in the long run as smart homes are energy efficient, reducing consumption by 30 to 60 per cent.
  • It was Emirates which brought about a paradigm shift in luxury air travel, starting its First Class Suite in 2003 on ultra-long haul flights out of Dubai, aboard its Airbus A340-500s and its Boeing 777s to New York in the west and Sydney in the east.
  • It's no longer just real estate and gold - high net worth individuals are increasingly parking their wealth in non-traditional investments.
  • Start-ups have arisen to cater to those too busy to run their own errands, for instance, the US-based Magic or the Indonesia-based YesBoss.
  • The idea is to connect with the luxe consumer on a deeper moral plane. From Gucci to Yves St Laurent (YSL) to spirits brands like Johnnie Walker to hotel chains such as Starwood and car makers like Tesla and Mercedes, brands are all adopting this positioning.
  • In an otherwise sluggish market, weddings are one of the few growth drivers and probably the only recession-proof market in India.
  • Emerging out of the shadows of a slowdown, the luxury market is a bundle of contradictions today. We shine a torchlight on the way forward.
  • Fine products and experiences for the discerning ladies and gentlemen
Sep 13, 2015
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Whats In The new Chi at Janpath has a fun, zesty take on Asian cuisine

The new Chi at Janpath has a fun, zesty take on Asian cuisine

Having sought to incorporate a generous sampling of Vietnamese and Indonesian alongside the ubiquitous Chinese and Thai, the menu is considerably Pan-Asian.

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The cruise is run by Barge Lady Cruises for fans of the award-winning series and those who simply can't get enough of British aristocracy.

Restaurant Review: Take a Bao

With the weight of its very successful Bangalore outlet behind it, the Delhi Asian gastro bar, which is located in RK Puram, has a tough act to follow.

Restaurant review: Beyond the Dim Sum

Taipan at The Oberoi, New Delhi, is one of those restaurants that has stood the test of time and is a fall back option for Oriental staples.

Launch of a Star: BMW X6

The spanking new BMW X6, the brand's first sports activity coupe, is a dashing automobile pumped up with the brand's superior mechanics.

Restaurant review: Social in South Delhi's Defence Colony

This is not a place for dining, but the finger food and breakfast is super.

Posh Brunch in London's Knightsbridge

In the mood for fruit? A bowl of berries and the freshest Greek yoghurt awaits you as does every possible fancy cheese you can think of.

Restaurant Review: Q'la in New Delhi

 Recommended for those looking to splurge on a special occasion and keen on enjoying a modern European meal in the capital.
Products Fashion forward gadgets and accessories you must know of

Fashion forward gadgets and accessories you must know of

Fashion forward gadgets and accessories you must know of.

Best watches of 2015

Since time waits for no one, why should timepieces? Pick your favourites from the best watches of 2015.
Culture I try to retain my handicap, says mjunction MD Viresh Oberoi

I try to retain my handicap, says mjunction MD Viresh Oberoi

MD and CEO of mjunction, Viresh Oberoi, on managing to make time for his favourite sports-golf and squash.

Tips to rise from the ashes of everyday disaster

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Anything that lessens stress sharpens focus: Amish Tripathi

Best-selling author Amish Tripathi on why it is essential to stay focused and calm.
Focus Number of billionaires is growing at a steady pace in India

Number of billionaires is growing at a steady pace in India

As the number of superrich increases, the market for ultra-luxury housing, yachts and private jets is growing as well.

Building a cash hoard

India Inc is sitting on a huge cash pile, though its cash-generating capacity has been falling.
Leadership Spotlight Privacy, view are important for HNIs, says MD of Provenance Lands

Privacy, view are important for HNIs, says MD of Provenance Lands

Location and product are both equally important in luxury real estate development, says Adarsh Jatia, CEO and MD of Provenance Lands.
Economy Politics $75-bn UAE-India fund could bridge the infrastructure gap

$75-bn UAE-India fund could bridge the infrastructure gap

UAE may also turn out to be a pleasant surprise, especially since the US and China still have to deal with their own economic woes.
Luxury Special 2015 The swank digital hangouts for millionaires

The swank digital hangouts for millionaires

While the plebs throng Facebook, the rich have their own exclusive networking clubs on the Internet for which entry is by invitation.
Editors note Have Money, Will Spend

Have Money, Will Spend

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Banking Will RBI succeed in its financial inclusion plan?

Will RBI succeed in its financial inclusion plan?

It has given licences to 11 entities for opening payments banks to widen the financial inclusion net and bring small payments like remittances, utility bills, ticketing, etc, under the digital umbrella.
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PeopleBusiness

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Letters Business Today readers feedback to magazine's coverage

Business Today readers feedback to magazine's coverage

Business Today readers feedback to magazine's coverage
Book Book review: The Success Sutra by Devdutt Pattanaik

Book review: The Success Sutra by Devdutt Pattanaik

A must read for entrepreneurs, investors and management executives.

Book Review: Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

The book looks at what makes the search giant the world's best workplace.
Food Restaurant review: Uzzuri in New Delhi

Restaurant review: Uzzuri in New Delhi

The restaurant offers fantastic desserts. The puey lentil salad is also highly recommended for those who want to tuck into some protein.

Meaty melange: The long-winded brunch at Creo is a must-try

On offer is a medley of European, Japanese and Indian dishes that tick most boxes.

A Dim Sum Affair

The focus here is clearly the food and service, both of which are stellar and live up to the Michelin star status of the space.

Chivas Regal, The Icon, is here!

Chivas Regal, The Icon, is a rare blend of over 20 whiskeys from rare, even forgotten distilleries operated by the House of Chivas across Scotland.