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October 2013

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Review: Sony Xperia Z1

If looks were all that mattered in a smartphone, the Z1 would be the best bet. It looks cool, is sleek and feels premium. The all-glass, all-black body with metal trimmings on the side is fantastic to hold and look. Apart from the headphone jack, all the ports (SIM, memory…

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Getting to know: George Clooney

His suave style and calm demeanour reminds you of the Hollywood stars of yesteryears like Cary Grant and Tyrone Powers. No other star today has the presence that Clooney has. In spite of this, he does not seem to take himself too seriously and displays a great sense of humour.…

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QUARTZ vs. AUTOMATIC WATCHES

Quartz watches Several watches that you see today have the word ‘quartz’ printed on the dial. This refers to the fact that the mechanisms of the timepieces are battery-operated and use a quartz crystal to generate a pulse in order to measure and tell time. The usage of quartz was…

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5 classic movie DVDs every man must own

Ben-Hur (1959) Directed by William Wyler Starring: Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins and Hugh Griffith Most people remember Charlton Heston from the original Planet of the Apes, but one of his most iconic roles is that of Ben-Hur, in the 1959 remake of the silent movie of the same…

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5 words to add to your vocabulary

Everything these days is either awesome or amazing. The overuse of words and inclusion of slang is leading us to steadily loosen our grasp of the English language. Learn some new words you can use on a daily basis, whether in your personal life or the professional domain. Kerfuffle (noun)…

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A Masterclass with Gary Mehigan

Hosting one of the world’s most popular reality shows is no mean feat, but Chef Gary Mehigan has been doing so successfully for the past five years. Aside from hosting Masterchef Australia and Junior Masterchef Australia, Gary has also authored several books; one even in collaboration with fellow host George…

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The complete shirt buying guide

The collar story The collar is where a shirt announces itself. There are a plenty of collar shapes out there wherein a medium collar is quite modern and most wearable. Too big is too dandy and too small is simply boyish. So spin the collar wheel to suit yourself with…

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The ultimate denim guide

“I have often said I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant,” said the late Parisian designer Yves Saint Laurent. Understandably, one can’t imagine a gentleman’s closet without a stack of denims in different tones of blue. Style meets comfort…

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Martin da Costa's 'eventful' life

Martin da Costa wears many hats—entrepreneur, businessman, father. Aside from setting up Seventy EMG (Event Media Group)—global experts in planning special luxury events, brand communication and destination management—he also set up Olive Bar & Kitchen together with wife Saagarika and restaurateurs AD Singh and Henry Tham. Here are a few…