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The supermodel and
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what makes her tick,
and what it takes to
date her.
Irina
Shayk
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34 GAMING SPECIAL
These games will keep you busy for the next
six months. Be ready for a cranky girlfriend.
38 BURGER FEST
Dishes for every foodie out there. Damn those
slim-fit jeans we bought yesterday.
40 BEER SERVED
Sorry if you’re bordering on alcoholism, but
these beer-moves are a must-try.
42 THE SEX GURU
Madhuri Banerjee gives us some straight
advice. Take it and get it on.
44 MILITARY WORKOUT REGIME
Moves that will get you the physique that has
been AWOL for a while.
50 GROOMED TO BE A BETTER MAN...
... at least from the looks of it.
CI RCUS MAXI MUS
18 HOTNESS PERSONIFIED
Actor Surveen Chawla drops her inhibitions
for MAXIM.
22 THE FUNNIES
Sorabh Pant takes us on a laughter trip.
24 SCREEN NEWS
Director Seth MacFarlane reasons out A
Million Ways To Die In The West. Plus, movies to
watch out for this month.
28 CUTE CRIMINALS
The trouble animals have to go through
because of humans. Or vice-versa.
30 ICON
A true legend of our times, Ruskin Bond talks
about books, travel and responsibility.
32 HOMETOWN HOTTIES
Sexy Aisha Sharma is unlike any other girl.
REGULARS
14 REFRESH
Maximindia.in is sizzling with sexy women,
mouth-watering recipes, the coolest drinks,
gizmos, cars... and more.
16 INCOMING
Your letters are the reasons why we take
male-bonding seriously.
17 ASK MAXIM
You ask, we get the answers from the far-off
corners of the Earth. We deserve a drink for
that. Where’s the Editor? Need money.
120 EXIT
Don’t let power cuts black out your social life.
The Decider helps you decode what floats your
boat in the dark.
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8 JULY 2014
STYLE

98 SUITS FOR ANY SEASON
Here are the best suits and fabrics for any
season. Plus, shoes for all occasions.
113 BUYING GUIDE
The must-stop shops for a real man.
STASH
108 THE FUZZ
Try our Beat This Caption and find out if you
have a funny bone. If not, get the jokes.
109 SHOCK
The rituals that will give anyone a scare.
110 SEXY IN PUBLIC
The beautiful girls of the grass court.
111 24 HOURS: AARON PAUL
The Breaking Bad actor shares his final-day
plans. Find out what’s cooking.
112 AUTOPORN
The Toyota FT-1 has taken a huge stride from
screen to reality.
FEATURES
70 THE SCIENCE OF THE MOVIES
We get into the nuances of some classic
scenes and decode how far (or not) they are
from realism. Yeah, we have a lot of free time.
78 GENERATION NEXT
With the dangers that surround our
existence, we look at the latest ammunition
available to the world’s soldiers.
84 THE ESCAPE ARTISTS
The walls of the toughest prisons have been
scaled and prisoners have fled. Here are some
of the most daring escapes in history.
STUFF
54 SUPERIOR RIDE
The brand new 2014 Harley-Davidson Street
750 is for every man who loves power, style and
(surprise!) his wallet.
56 POWERFUL BULL
With the Lamborghini Huracán, you can bet
your life on its performance.
58 TRAVEL COMPANION
For a stress-free and fun trek, take this gear
along. It’ll come in handy in unpredictable
circumstances, including losing your pants.
60 TECH OVERLOAD
The latest gizmos from the Electronic
Entertainment Expo 2014 that made everyone
drop their consoles and take notice.
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10 JULY 2014
OR WHERE WE DECODE THE MONTH
The Main Month
(Or How Efect Isn’t Just About The Cause)
Vivek Pareek
EDITOR
For all things MAXIM, follow me on twitter.com/vivekpareek
A longtime MAXIM subscriber called to congratulate me on our 100th Issue in April. It took him
almost a month to go through it, he said, and that’s after he picked up his third copy. His offi ce
mates stole his subscription copy, and his brother-in-law stole the second he’d bought. He’s tucked
away the third, and gushed that he’ll really treasure it. I thanked him, urged him to send us beer—he
said I ought to do that—and highlighted that he’s lucky to have his copy, given that I don’t have one.
That issue was a complete sell-out, and I’m having to make do with my digital edition.
We have the same expectation with all our issues, and that’s especially true for the one in your
hands. We’ve taken into account that a large part of your month will be devoted to the World Cup,
so we’ve segmented this issue to facilitate quick, interrupted and semi-drunk reading. There are
useful insights into everything from sandwiches (the greatest invention that rests on sliced bread)
and drinks (tricks to rescue flat and/or warm beer), to growing fitness concerns (because the guys
on the screen ran 10 km with a ball) and halftime-commentary-relieving trivia (just because). We’re
sure you’ll need our patented humour to elevate your mood if your chosen team’s been knocked out.
Which, in fact, brings me to the only question: When will India go to the FIFA World Cup Finals? We
have more money than some countries so we can presumably afford coaches and facilities, we have
as much talent as others (presumably because there are so many of us) and there’s enough interest
(presumably because it’s true). So, why can’t we qualify, and when can we hope to?
As we ponder that, we present one of the world’s hottest women, supermodel Irina Shayk,
in a beautiful shoot that’ll give the sun a reason to really shine. Plus, MAXIM’s resident sex and
relationships guru, Madhuri Banerjee, answers some of your in-the-sack questions. Finally, we’ve
just returned from the E3, so we have a fantastic gaming and stuff special to keep you updated. I’ve
got my burger, beer and battery back-up in place. I’m sure you have too. Now, time to use it.
QUESTIONS/COMMENTS/HATE
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14 JULY 2014
SEX
GUY ISSUE
Got a problem? We got fixes
that’ll help you last longer.
SPORTS
WIMBLEDON DIARIES
A look at why this is the best
time to be in London.
24 HOURS
JOHN ABRAHAM
The actor shares his last day on
Earth plans. Cheers!
STYLE ADVICE
TRICKY BUSINESS
Designer Ravi Bajaj saves you
from a faux pas.
TRAVEL
CHICK ON A BIKE
A woman’s tale on what to
expect, riding in Latin America.
FITNESS
GET BULLISH
Pump up like a bull with these
easy moves. C’mon, champ!
Hot Right Now
All the things every real man needs... updated daily!
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EXCLUSIVE MAXIM GALLERY This month, say hello to gorgeous royalty
with Soha Ali Khan, in her hottest avatar to date. She agrees.
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SOUTH KOREA vs ITALY, 2002
A golden goal from South Korean superstar
Ahn Jung-Hwan saw
the co-hosts knock out
Italy from the 2002
FIFA World Cup. Lee
Young-Pyo hit the ball
into the penalty area
where Ahn Jung-Hwan
climbed over Paolo
Maldini to head the
ball into the net. South
Korea won 2-1.
URUGUAY vs BRAZIL, 1950
The hosts, Brazil, were favourites to win
the Cup. In the final,
they faced Uruguay.
The hosts took the
lead in the second half
through Friaca but
were equalled by Juan
Alberto Schiaffino in
the 66th minute. Eleven
minutes later, Alcides
Ghiggia struck home
the winner.
WORLD CUP UPSETS ROSTER
By now, you already know where your team stands in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. We take a look at the biggest upsets in history.
YOU HAVE E-MAIL. WE HAVE AN INBOX. WHAT THE SHIT ARE YOU WAITING
FOR? SPAM [email protected] AND ABUSE US NOW! WHO
KNOWS? YOUR NAME MAY FIND ITS WAY HERE, OR IT MAY HELP OUR
TRASH BIN REACH ITS LIMIT. OF COURSE, ALL LETTERS WILL BE EDITED
FOR LANGUAGE AND CONSISTENCY. DON’T HATE US.
SEX-O-LOGY
I wanted to give your June issue
to my sis to see Soha Ali Khan’s
shoot but couldn’t because of
the image you used in your sex
article. I liked the article (of
course) but the picture was a
little over the top. Can you
use images that are more
women-friendly?
Rakesh S., New Delhi
We feel it is time for men and
women to talk about sex openly so
that there are lesser crimes against
women, and more awareness. Sure,
it may be weird with your sis.
FOOD COURT
I loved the food recipes you
published, especially the
27-layer dip. Unfortunately,
my dish didn’t look anything
like the picture. Are you sure
you guys try these before
recommending them?
Jaideep S., Mumbai
All our recipes are created by chefs
who test-drive them for us. We do
try them, and that’s one of the perks
of this otherwise sad job. Our advice
to you: Go step by step. If it still
doesn’t work, drop by our offi ce
with the ingredients. We are poor
and cheap.
WORLD CUP BORE
I’m a football and MAXIM fan
and when you combine these
two, the result should be
legendary. But I found your
article on the 2014 FIFA World
Cup an absolute bore. It took
quite some effort to finish it.
What happened to all the boxes
and nuggets of info?
Afzal K., Ahmedabad
Point taken. This year, we figured
we would go long-form, and give
you as much information as we
could without losing you. Take a
look through and a break with The
Fuzz section this time around. You’ll
be rolling on the floor even as you
learn a few new things.
BRING THE OOMPH!
The reason why MAXIM stands
out from other magazines is
because of sexy women. But, of
late, I’ve realised you guys are
getting pretty tame and there
are fewer women to ogle in
your pages. C’mon, MAXIM,
up your game! We demand
more sexiness.
Akshay S., Hyderabad
We love women more than anything
else in the world and we feature
them intensively throughout the
magazine. If you don’t believe
us, please flip through the issue
again. Last month we had Soha
Ali Khan, Aurélie Sarà Bollier,
Bhavna Suri, Alex Curran Gerrard,
Sara Carbonero, Jennifer Walcott,
Shakira, Abbey Clancy, Danielle
LLoyd… and we’re out of space.
SOHA SO HOT!
Guys, I’ve been pissed with your cover shoots, but I have to
hand it to MAXIM. I still can’t believe you got Soha Ali Khan in
such a sexy avatar. I know you’ve featured her earlier (which
I loved) but this shoot was out of this world. She has never
looked so hot and beautiful.
Sachin P., Shimla
First, thank you for copying the headline off our 2008 cover. We don’t
want to praise ourselves but, yeah, the shoot was damn hot. Soha is a
smart and gorgeous woman, and if you read her interview (try to take
your eyes off those pics) you’ll realise that she’s just awesome. We were
blown away by her.
16 JULY 2014
ARGENTINA vs CAMEROON, 1990
Playing in the opening game of the 1990
World Cup, Cameroon
shocked Argentina
with a 1-0 win over the
defending champions.
In the 66th minute,
Cameroon’s Emmanuel
Kunde took a free kick.
The ball met with a
header from Francois
Omam-Biyik and score!
It was a winner.
BULGARIA vs GERMANY, 1994
The powerful Bulgarian duo Hristo
Stoichkov and Yordan
Letchkov proved too
much for Germany.
Germany took the lead
in the second half. But,
in the 75th minute,
Stoichkov found the
net and three minutes
later Letchkov scored
the goal that put them
in the semis.
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SOUTH KOREA vs ITALY, 2002
A golden goal from South Korean superstar
Ahn Jung-Hwan saw
the co-hosts knock out
Italy from the 2002
FIFA World Cup. Lee
Young-Pyo hit the ball
into the penalty area
where Ahn Jung-Hwan
climbed over Paolo
Maldini to head the
ball into the net. South
Korea won 2-1.
URUGUAY vs BRAZIL, 1950
The hosts, Brazil, were favourites to win
the Cup. In the final,
they faced Uruguay.
The hosts took the
lead in the second half
through Friaca but
were equalled by Juan
Alberto Schiaffino in
the 66th minute. Eleven
minutes later, Alcides
Ghiggia struck home
the winner.
WORLD CUP UPSETS ROSTER
By now, you already know where your team stands in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. We take a look at the biggest upsets in history.
YOU HAVE E-MAIL. WE HAVE AN INBOX. WHAT THE SHIT ARE YOU WAITING
FOR? SPAM [email protected] AND ABUSE US NOW! WHO
KNOWS? YOUR NAME MAY FIND ITS WAY HERE, OR IT MAY HELP OUR
TRASH BIN REACH ITS LIMIT. OF COURSE, ALL LETTERS WILL BE EDITED
FOR LANGUAGE AND CONSISTENCY. DON’T HATE US.
SEX-O-LOGY
I wanted to give your June issue
to my sis to see Soha Ali Khan’s
shoot but couldn’t because of
the image you used in your sex
article. I liked the article (of
course) but the picture was a
little over the top. Can you
use images that are more
women-friendly?
Rakesh S., New Delhi
We feel it is time for men and
women to talk about sex openly so
that there are lesser crimes against
women, and more awareness. Sure,
it may be weird with your sis.
FOOD COURT
I loved the food recipes you
published, especially the
27-layer dip. Unfortunately,
my dish didn’t look anything
like the picture. Are you sure
you guys try these before
recommending them?
Jaideep S., Mumbai
All our recipes are created by chefs
who test-drive them for us. We do
try them, and that’s one of the perks
of this otherwise sad job. Our advice
to you: Go step by step. If it still
doesn’t work, drop by our offi ce
with the ingredients. We are poor
and cheap.
WORLD CUP BORE
I’m a football and MAXIM fan
and when you combine these
two, the result should be
legendary. But I found your
article on the 2014 FIFA World
Cup an absolute bore. It took
quite some effort to finish it.
What happened to all the boxes
and nuggets of info?
Afzal K., Ahmedabad
Point taken. This year, we figured
we would go long-form, and give
you as much information as we
could without losing you. Take a
look through and a break with The
Fuzz section this time around. You’ll
be rolling on the floor even as you
learn a few new things.
BRING THE OOMPH!
The reason why MAXIM stands
out from other magazines is
because of sexy women. But, of
late, I’ve realised you guys are
getting pretty tame and there
are fewer women to ogle in
your pages. C’mon, MAXIM,
up your game! We demand
more sexiness.
Akshay S., Hyderabad
We love women more than anything
else in the world and we feature
them intensively throughout the
magazine. If you don’t believe
us, please flip through the issue
again. Last month we had Soha
Ali Khan, Aurélie Sarà Bollier,
Bhavna Suri, Alex Curran Gerrard,
Sara Carbonero, Jennifer Walcott,
Shakira, Abbey Clancy, Danielle
LLoyd… and we’re out of space.
SOHA SO HOT!
Guys, I’ve been pissed with your cover shoots, but I have to
hand it to MAXIM. I still can’t believe you got Soha Ali Khan in
such a sexy avatar. I know you’ve featured her earlier (which
I loved) but this shoot was out of this world. She has never
looked so hot and beautiful.
Sachin P., Shimla
First, thank you for copying the headline off our 2008 cover. We don’t
want to praise ourselves but, yeah, the shoot was damn hot. Soha is a
smart and gorgeous woman, and if you read her interview (try to take
your eyes off those pics) you’ll realise that she’s just awesome. We were
blown away by her.
16 JULY 2014
ARGENTINA vs CAMEROON, 1990
Playing in the opening game of the 1990
World Cup, Cameroon
shocked Argentina
with a 1-0 win over the
defending champions.
In the 66th minute,
Cameroon’s Emmanuel
Kunde took a free kick.
The ball met with a
header from Francois
Omam-Biyik and score!
It was a winner.
BULGARIA vs GERMANY, 1994
The powerful Bulgarian duo Hristo
Stoichkov and Yordan
Letchkov proved too
much for Germany.
Germany took the lead
in the second half. But,
in the 75th minute,
Stoichkov found the
net and three minutes
later Letchkov scored
the goal that put them
in the semis.
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I’M HEADING TO SPAIN
THIS MONTH, AND WANT
TO TAKE PART IN THE
FAMOUS SAN FERMIN
BULL RUN. ANY IDEAS
ON HOW I CAN AVOID
A CHARGING BULL... IF I
ACTUALLY GO AHEAD?
George K., Bengaluru
Mate, if more than 100 kg of
raging beef has it in for you,
here’s what to do: Don’t piss
a bull of in the first place
and it won’t charge you. If
it’s too late for that, quickly
do this: If he looks like he’s
about to attack, you’ve got
a decision to make. Bulls
run fast, horns down, ready
to de-ball you. If you can’t
reach a safe spot—behind a
wall, door or fence, or down
a narrow alley—in seconds,
don’t run. Take of your shirt
and toss it away from you.
Already shirtless? Then lose
the pants. Toss them away
from you, and the bull is
likely to follow them, giving
you time to move far away
and board a plane back to
Bengaluru. In case you don’t
get time to employ these
tactics, you’re already nude
so the emergency room
doctor won’t have to cut
of your clothes to reattach
your scrotum.
YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG!
OUR EXPERT GUIDE TO
GETTING GOODER
I AM 24 YEARS OLD AND
I SWEAT A LOT. IS THERE
SOME NATURAL WAY I
CAN CONTROL IT, MAYBE
BY ALTERING MY DIET OR
SOME YOGA THING?
Ajit S., Ludhiana
First and foremost, are
you a hairy beast? Yes?
Get a full-body wax (your
girl will appreciate it too).
If not, bariatric and obesity
specialist Dr. Kiran
Rukadikar says that while
hyperhidrosis (or excessive
sweating) can be genetic,
it is commonly brought on
by being overweight. “Our
eating habits can have
an efect too, so avoid
garlic, onions, cafeine,
spicy food and alcohol.
Also, up your intake of
fruits, olive oil, whole
grains, calcium, tomato
juice and peppermint,” he
advises. Most important,
don’t underestimate the
power of water. Drinking
about four litres a day will
help. Of course, your work
neighbour has requested
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WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF THE
HIGH-FIVE? WHEN AND HOW
DID IT ORIGINATE?
Saj jan B., New Delhi
Well, the exact history has been lost in the man-cave of the
outgoing Homo erectus, but for all practical purposes, the high-
five was first used in 1977. It seems that after a home run, a
baseball player called Dusty Baker—who played for the Los
Angeles Dodgers, if you care to know—raised a hand to his
teammate Glenn Burke, thus consummating the first recorded
high-five. He did, however, miss a great chance to armpit-tickle.
Then, in 1980, the term “high-five” was added to the Oxford
dictionary, and is defined as “a gesture of celebration in which
two people slap each other’s open palm.” It doesn’t sound as
much fun when you put it like that, OxfordKilljoy-nary. In fact, the
third Thursday of April is celebrated as National High Five Day in
the US. Those guys think of everything!
The longest coma ever recorded. Elaine Esposito from Chicago was in
a coma for this time, before passing on at the age of 43 years 357 days.
Answering all the questions you never knew you had (and some you did).
37 years 111 days
“Ohh yeah, right there.
That’s the spot!”
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If you haven’t seen the sexy
SARAH DUMONT on the TV
yet, you need to boost the torrent.
She’s the star of the barcentric
Mixology who’s got guys climbing
all over her. Typecast much?
Text ADAM LINEHAN Photographs HARPER SMITH
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Films, TV, hotness...
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have it all covered. She tells
MAXIM what it takes for a man
to impress her!
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If you haven’t seen the sexy
SARAH DUMONT on the TV
yet, you need to boost the torrent.
She’s the star of the barcentric
Mixology who’s got guys climbing
all over her. Typecast much?
Text ADAM LINEHAN Photographs HARPER SMITH
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You’ve seen her on TV—a lot!—and
in the movies, but you’ve never
seen her like this. The pretty and
sexy SURVEEN CHAWLA makes
her MAXIM debut with a bang, and
we’re sure this is just the beginning.
She lets us in on what it takes to
date her, and what she looks for in a
man. If we were you, we’d be taking
incessant notes.
20 JULY 2014
Care to rate yourself on a hotness scale?
Is there a scale that exists for hotness? I think
people will be the best judge. But if I were to
really dig deep and ask myself, it’ll be somewhere
between an 8 and 8.5.
That’s modest. What’s a complete no-no?
Unhygienic men! Hygiene tops my list of priorities
for a guy. Also, men who boast and brag and show
off. I like simple men.
It’s hot. How does one get you in the mood?
Throw me into a pond or a pool, give me some cold
coffee and put on some romantic music, like
RD Burman or classic romantic music.
What do you look for in a guy?
Intelligence and simplicity. Those are the kind of
men who last for life.
What’s the quirkiest thing about you?
It’s my reaction, post my silence. Let me explain...
if I have had an argument with someone and
that has upset me or if I’m not in a good mood, I
become very quiet. So, there’ll be silence for the
longest time just when everyone feels that I ‘m
going to snap at them. Then, after a while, I just
react by saying, “Hey! Why is everyone so quiet?”
So it’s just a little weird sometimes. I have really
stunned people with this “reaction.”
Who’s your top celebrity crush?
For the longest time, it has been Shah Rukh Khan.
I have always dreamt of doing a film with him. At
the top of the charts right now is Ranbir Kapoor,
because I think he is just pure and sheer sexiness.
His droopy eyes take the cake. You can just get lost
in them. I kind of find him to be the epitome of the
innocently-sexy man.
How was the transition from TV to movies?
I had actually moved in 2008, when I started doing
films down south. But it was my first Punjabi film,
Dharti, with Jimmy Shergill, where it all began.
I’ve always been clear that I wanted a career in
films and I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. But
I was prepared for that. It took a lot of patience
and perseverance after which I got Hate Story 2.
Now, when I look back, it was a lot of struggle but
the journey was beautiful. As they say, if you don’t
struggle then you’re not really in for achieving
something really great.
Which cinema do you prefer? Hindi or regional?
I believe that cinema doesn’t have a language. In
regional cinema—specifically Tamil or Telugu—
the language is alien to you. The difficulty level
is higher because it’s not your primary language
but then it pushes you to work harder to deliver
the perfect scene, and not look mechanical on the
camera. Punjabi cinema has given me so much
love and appreciation but, fundamentally and
principally, the effort you put in is considerable, no
matter where the film is being made.
What are the similarities between acting for TV
and movies?
Actually, there are a lot of differences. TV is story-
telling over a period of episodes whereas films
tell you a full story in a couple of hours. Everything
has to be far more concise, so you are jumping
emotions, and jumping your graph. Since I’ve
begun doing films, my growth as an actor has
been geometric. Television, I have to say, is a great
acting school... just like theatre. It’s given me a lot
of practical experience as an artiste and I must say
it’s been great.
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Wives always
think that every female
friend of their husband
is interested in their
husband. As if two women
would make the
same mistake.
THE
FUNNIES
22 JULY 2014
THE FOURTH HUSBAND
Anita tells her friend she is getting married for the fourth time. “How wonderful! I hope you don’t mind me
asking, what happened to your first husband?” “He ate poisonous mushrooms and died,” Anita replies. The
friend exclaims, “Oh, how tragic! What about your second husband?” “He also ate poisonous mushrooms and
died.” In shock, the friend says, “Oh, how terrible! I’m almost afraid to ask you about your third husband.” Anita
replies, “He died of a broken neck.” “A broken neck?” “He wouldn’t eat the mushrooms.”
“It’s CIRCUS MAXIMUS!”
UPSIDE DOWN
An old couple has been married for
35 years. During one of their fights,
the old man warns his wife, “If I die
first, I will dig my way up and haunt
you for the rest of your life!” One
day, the man dies abruptly. After the
burial, the wife goes straight to the
bar and begins to celebrate. Her
friends ask if she isn’t worried about
her husband digging himself out of
the grave. The wife smiles, “Let the
old bugger dig. I had him buried
upside down!”
TOGETHER, FINALLY
Maria, a devout Catholic, had 10
children with her first husband.
After her first husband’s death, she
remarried and had 10 more children.
A few weeks after her second
husband died, Maria also passed
away. At her funeral, the priest said,
“They’re finally together.” Her sister
interrupted, “Excuse me, Father,
but do you mean she and her first
husband, or she and her second
husband?” The priest replied, “I
mean her legs.”
JUST DEPENDS
Two old people flirt in a bar. After a
few drinks, the man asks the woman,
“If I took you out for wining, dining
and dancing, what would you wear?”
The woman replies, “Depends.”
“Depends on what?” he asks. “On
my bottom—where else?”
A HARD LIFE... DREAM CATCHER
BY NICHOLAS GUREWITCH
SORABH PANT gives
us tummy cramps.
Make Us Laugh,
Funnyman!
The sweetest
vengeance on
tele-marketers
would be to sell their
numbers to
tele-marketers.
Didn’t do well in your
exams? Chill! Your
parents grew up in the
’70s, if they’d done
better in their exams,
you’d probably be
in Amrika.
Modi’s victory and
entire campaign is
basically the longest,
most successful US
visa interview in
Indian history.
“Babe, I don’t want
to see your outer beauty
with your selfies. Show me
a pic of your soul. Show me
your soulfie.”—New-age
pickup line.
Writers are such
morbid creatures.
Humans who
invite chaos in
their lives just
so it helps them
create order in
their fantasies.
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“Hmm. No seats left
near the flatulent
nacho-eaters.”
BEGIN AGAIN
A lot of people dream of “making it in the
big city,” and that’s precisely what this
movie, directed by John Carney, is
about. Gretta (Keira Knightley) moves to
New York with her boyfriend Dave
(Adam Levine), hoping to get a record
deal, but Dave dumps her shortly after
when he strikes a solo contract. Later,
she’s discovered by a recently-fired
producer, Dan (Mark Rufalo), and they
go around the city recording wherever
they can—no, really, wherever. You just
know it’s going to be a sappy ending.
Why watch? Every month we try and
give you a mix of flicks—movies you can
watch alone and those you can watch
with your girl. This one fits into the latter
category. An easy-on-the-mind romance
that’ll still let you chill.
Human beings have always been at war with nature, and this
movie carries forward with this continuous undercurrent. In
2011’s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, a drug to cure
Alzheimer’s had alternative repercussions and led to the
uprising of superintelligent chimps. A war followed between
humans and chimps, and led to the events of this film. Now,
the sparks are re-ignited when the Nation of Apes—started
and led by handsome Caesar—is once again threatened by
unintelligent humans who have survived the uprising and
virus that spread a decade earlier.
Why watch? If the earlier instalment is anything to go by,
this movie has the visual awesomeness and stellar
performances—actual and motion-capture—to make the
two hours-plus well worth your time. And, of course, a great
back-story and plot to back it all up.
BOYHOOD
Richard Linklater’s latest movie captures
the years of Mason, the protagonist
played by Ellar Coltrane, as he goes from
boy to man. And, may we add, in real
time. Linklater started shooting this film
in 2002, when Coltrane was five, and
finished shooting in 2013, when he was
18. This film resembles a time-lapse
video looking at the boy’s life and
growing up, while dealing with his
parents’ separation. It’s an organic
coming-of-age tale.
Why watch? This movie is a leading
contender for multiple awards at the
Oscars. And it won Linklater the Silver
Bear for best director at the Berlin Film
Festival. Must-watch!
HUMPTY SHARMA
KI DULHANIA
Girl meets boy. Boy meets girl and it’s
happily ever after. Yep, that’s a short
version of the story. Okay, fine, here’s
the long version: Kavya (Alia Bhatt) from
Ambala travels to Delhi to shop for her
wedding, where she meets Humpty
Sharma (Varun Dhawan). The hate
equation changes to love when they
begin to spend a lot of time together.
Even as Kavya heads back to Ambala,
Humpty follows her there.
Why watch? An out-and-out formula
masala film can’t go wrong, can it? This
one promises to be fun without getting
you all tangled in emotions or
unnecessary plot-lines.
MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT
This flick is about Stanley the magician,
played by Colin Firth, who attempts to
uncover the apparent fraud of Sophie
the spiritualist, played by Emma Stone.
The movie is set in the 1920s in the south
of France and, as one would expect from
a classic Woody Allen film, there’s the
obvious tinge of quirk and wit. Since
Stanley is a professional magician, he
cannot fathom how Sophie keeps up her
spiritual facade. What starts of as a
challenge to discover the truth turns into
possible love. But, is it really that simple?
Why watch? All of Allen’s movies are
filled with satire and situational
slip-slops—a ubiquitous trait of his
style—so this one is bound to be a
must-watch… the cast and the setting
alone pretty much guarantee it.
... AND ACTION!
It’s a now-boiling, now-wet month, so here are
some fun-filled movies to relax with.
THE
EMERGENT
Revisit the battle between species in
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.
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Why set a comedy in
the Old West?
I have always been a fan
of the Western genre, and
when I was working on the
final touches of Ted, we were
sitting around watching old
Westerns—procrastinating when we
should have been working—and I think
we were watching Hang ’Em High, the old
Clint Eastwood movie, and we were
talking about what a romanticised time
this was in film, yet what a horribly
depressing, awful place and time it must
have been to live in. You know, it takes
you three hours to go into town, and
when you get there, there’s one store, one
restaurant that serves one thing; everything that’s
not you wants to kill you, and there are literally a
million ways to die.
How do you decide where to draw the line?
Reference the “Runway Slave” shooting game.
Obviously, the only way you get away with that
particular reference is because it’s a period piece.
It would be very hard to do that in a movie that
takes place in 2014. Even with that gag existing in
1882, you still have to have someone commenting
on the fact that it’s pretty despicable. And that’s a
focal part of Albert’s (Seth’s character) personality,
that he was born with a sort of awareness that this
is not a good place and time to live in. You have
someone who is the eyes and ears of the rational
viewer saying, “Something’s wrong here.” And
that’s both my character and Charlize’s (Theron)—
that’s one of the things they connect over.
The story seems to be about a man trying to find
his courage. When did you find yours?
About halfway through the bottle! You know, I don’t
know. I have always had this attitude, going into
projects and into creatively uncharted waters, that
the worst that can happen is that I fuck it up, and
you know, the world is still spinning. We are not
curing cancer here. We are making entertainment. T
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Seth MacFarlane,
director, writer
and producer of
A Million Ways To
Die In The West,
sings the praises
of a terrible time
gone by.
Speaking of drinking, you seem to always have a
character verging on alcoholism in your TV shows:
Brian the Dog, Roger the Alien. Do you ever hit any
obstacles when it comes to portraying that?
You kind of sneak it in through the back door. You
know, they don’t have a problem with drinking—
thank God—or even when you’re dealing with drug
usage. You can actually get away with a lot.
Masturbation is the problem. The message is that it’s
okay to smoke pot, it’s not okay to masturbate. You
can show someone lighting up a joint, you just can’t
show them inhaling. There are very specific
guidelines that we have to abide by, but drinking is…
we’ve never even had any eyebrows raised.
How do you get everything done? Do you sleep?
I don’t do everything, contrary to popular belief. I
surround myself with a really fantastic team. Family
Guy, while I was shooting the Western, and while I
was shooting Ted, was self-sustaining... that’s a team
that knows how to do that show. When I am gone, I
really am just doing voices, hearing story pitches and
giving notes on scripts. That’s it. I am not in the
writers’ room, and I haven’t been for some time. It’s
the only way I’m able to do all these things. I just have
a really reliable team of people who are a lot smarter
than I am, who are able to keep things going. Then
you don’t have to worry about it and you can go of
and make movies about teddy bears.
WHITE
SHEEP
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GO GREEK!
ARES
Son of Zeus and Hera, Ares is the God of
War and represents valour and
bloodshed that define war.
HADES
Zeus’ brother, Hades is the God of the
Underworld. He became Ruler of the
Dead after the Titanomachy War.
ZEUS
The son of Cronus and dad of Hercules,
Zeus is considered the Father of Gods
and Men. A great fighter and a lusty dude.
HERMES
Another son of Zeus, Hermes is the God of
too many things to list, but best known as
the Messenger of the Gods.
POSEIDON
The God of the Sea, he’s Zeus’ brother
and quite the warrior in his own right and
has a temper like his brother’s.
HERMES
ARES
POSEIDON
Okay, we’ll admit it: If a trailer excites us,
we’re going to see the movie. And that’s
the case with Hercules, the movie which
reportedly has some of the best efects
you’ve seen in a while. Starring Dwayne
“The Rock” Johnson as Hercules, John
Hurt as Cotys, the King of Thrace, and our
sensational Covergirl, Irina Shayk, as
Megara, the film is based on the graphic
novel, Hercules: The Thracian Wars. If
you’re not familiar with Greek mythology,
relax, here’s a crash course. Hercules (or
Heracles in Greek) is the demi-god son of
Zeus, who is the son of Cronus, who is
also the father of Hades, Poseidon,
Demeter, Hestia and Hera. Confused? So
were we, so we concentrated on the film.
Hercules is based in the time after—or
just as—our hero has finished the famous
12 labours, and has turned his back on
the Gods. He has chosen to come to the
aid of Cotys, who’s facing destruction
from a tyrannical warlord. Hercules, a
warrior and half-god, is most comfortable
in war and must train the King’s soldiers
and raise a ruthless army. What follows
are adventures, gory boss battles—like
you’d expect from a movie rendition of a
graphic novel—and some great
characters, including Ian McShane as
Amphiaraus and Adrian Bouchet as Zeus.
Why watch? Johnson looks the part and
trained for eight months to get in shape
for the role. Hurt and McShane, of course,
never disappoint. Then, like we said
before, the efects are spectacular. Plus,
one of the world’s sexiest ladies, Shayk,
looks great in her debut. We’re looking at
her without blinking, which is more
dif cult than it sounds.
WARRIOR-ED!
With HERCULES, the mythology genre gets a serious boost.
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HOT EVENTS
CLUB PARTNER MULTIPLEX PARTNER ASSOCIATE PARTNER
Any movie starring Tom Cruise is bound to have flm lovers
standing in queues. Te MAXIM Premiere of Edge of Tomorrow at
DT Cinemas, DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, was no
diferent and saw some excited sci-f flm bufs, including expats.
Te action-packed fick had crowds sitting on the edge and the thrill
continued at the afer-party at Raasta, Hauz Khas Village, the club
which lets you enjoy yourself at your own pace.
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FURRY FAKERS!
Here’s a bit about identity theft and cutesy crime in the animal kingdom.
CAT SLAP
In 2008, a man from Jagatsinghpur
district in Odisha was fined for slapping
his neighbour’s pet cat. It had reportedly
eaten a fish that the man had bought for
lunch. The cat, fortunately, recovered soon
enough. Does it still like fish? Meow!
SNOOP LION
Visitors at a zoo in China last year
complained when the “lion” they came
to see looked, barked and pissed on
everything exactly like a Tibetan mastif.
On the upside, if you petted the beast, it
wouldn’t eat you.
PIGGY SMALLS
In 2010, Catherine Dawes purchased a
“micro pig,” which the breeder promised
would grow to be no larger than a small
dog. But “small dog” could describe
Dudley’s turds after he grew to 127 kg.
AT(ER)M(ITES)
A couple of years ago, termites apparently
ate up `1,00,00,000 in currency notes in
a bank in Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh. The
greedy little critters had already gone
through documents. Which clearly did not
satisfy their fortune-hungry little mouths.
FLIGHT OF THE JACKAL
In 2010, the airport in Kolkata saw a few
flight delays after jackals strayed onto the
runway. Cages were erected to trap them,
but the wily creatures wised up to them.
We can’t substantiate reports about guys
dressed as she-jackals to lure them away
from delicious garbage.
SNAKE FAKE-OUT
A curator at the Houston Zoo in 1984
found a way to ensure his star coral snake
would never die: He re placed it with a
rubber toy. Visitors were unhappy because
they expected to see live, breathing
animals at the zoo. Whiners.
THE SHEPONKEY
In Palakkad, Kerala, a herd of goats was
being instinctively tended by Mani, a
monkey. He’d reportedly warn the workers
in case he sensed danger or whistle to
warn the herd. He’d even pick lice of their
hair. And he didn’t bitch about the wage.
VANITY FERRETS
Dog lovers were surprised to find that the
discounted “toy poodles” they purchased
from a shady street vendor in Argentina in
2013 were actually steroid-injected ferrets.
CIRCUS MAXIMUS ALERT
28 JULY 2014
A WINGNUT
& A PRAYER
ARE THESE THE WORLD’S
MOST CUCKOO MOVEMENTS?
Remnant Fellowship
Gwen Shamblin, founder of
Remnant Fellowship, has some
advice about getting into heaven:
Lose weight, fatty! Shamblin
encourages followers to replace
unhealthy snacking with praying
and reading scriptures, which,
unfortunately, does not have a
creamy filling.
Breatharians
According to Breatharians, people
get all the nutrients they need
by simply breathing oxygen.
Unfortunate ly for the devotees,
the human body actually re quires
food and water to survive, so their
spiritual journeys tend to culminate
in a slow, painful death. And
extremely bad breath.
Church of Euthanasia
Devoted to reducing the human
population to re store balance
on Earth, this cult encourages
followers to engage in sodomy,
abortion and suicide. Now close
your eyes and try not to puke as
you imagine how followers look.
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“Yes, we dig out
the world’s most
useful information.
You’re welcome.”
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THE GENTLEMAN
Writer and quintessential man of the hills RUSKIN BOND talks legacy, conservation and his love for books.
Text SAMONWAY DUTTAGUPTA Photograph MUNEESH TARSEM
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You’ve been in the hills for over 50 years.
What’s really changed?
Hill stations have grown and some of them have
been built up more than they ought to have
been, but if you take a walk or drive out into the
mountains for a few kilometres, you can still be
close to the wilderness. But what perhaps has
changed is the landscape. It is a good thing that
tourists are going to the hills, but we have to
maintain the natural beauty of a place while still
getting people to visit and appreciate it.
What do you look for now when you travel,
considering you’ve seen almost everything?
When I travel, I’m looking at people, first of all.
Because, as a writer, people are what matter
most. That’s where the stories come from.
Someone has to be interested in people to be a
good writer. I observe people and how they
change from one area to the other—how they
live, how they talk, their interests, their
lifestyles. India is one country where you can’t
get bored if you’re on the move. And I look at
the countryside—what’s growing in the fields,
the kind of trees, the fruits and the flowers, the
birds and the animals. Then, I look at the
economic variations, the expansion of towns
that you can’t help but see.
People of all ages love your books. Why?
I guess it’s because I write about the simple
lives of people and children from all walks of
life. People are stories themselves. And, as I’m
getting older, my stories are getting more
humorous. I see life getting funnier, even
ridiculous at times. Also, I am not somebody
with strong political views, I am not someone
who’s religious, so I don’t get into conflicts.
If not a writer and journalist, what else would
you have been?
I would have been a footballer. I’ve got old but I
can still kick a ball—although I wouldn’t be able
to run after it! Besides that, I think I could have
been a forester or a botanist, and that would
have suited my nature. When I came home in
the 1950s after finishing Senior Cambridge, my
mother asked, “Ruskin, what do you want to do
with yourself?” and I said, “Mum, I think I’m
going to be a writer.” And she said, “Don’t be
silly, go join the army!” Everyone joined the
army back then. Now, the idea of a disciplined
life doesn’t appeal to young people nowadays,
which is quite a pity.
Who are your favourite authors?
In my younger days, it was Richard Jeferies,
who wrote a book called The Story Of My Heart.
into obscurity. I like the fact that stories of mine
have been made into films because I am a movie
buf myself. Never thought of acting, though. I
could probably have done a comedy role in
Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi!
You make friends easily. How can one
develop this quality?
You have to come and live in a small place. When
I lived in London in my 20s, it was hard to make
friends. I once wrote a piece about it and called it
The Loneliest City. You could be living in a
boarding house with other tenants and you never
got to know them. You would pass them on the
stairs and not even exchange a greeting. It can
be very lonely unless you join a club or games. In
India, you can interact with anybody—in the bus,
in a train, in a shop or on the street. It is more
natural in a small town, where people see each
other more and have more time to interact. The
trick is to trust each other more, not be overtly
suspicious of strangers, be more responsive, and
be able to recognise a friendly person.
You’re a hero to kids. Do you love to interact
with them, too?
I don’t always love to interact with children. I
want to kick them when they are disorderly! But I
guess I do get along with children, in general.
Perhaps it’s because I treat them as adults and
they appreciate that. Plus, I had a dif cult
childhood and a lonely one. So that made me
more receptive and sympathetic to children. I
understand that they can have problems, too.
That they can be lonely, upset or feel neglected,
or have dif culties with their parents.
You don’t have a cellphone, you don’t use
email. How have you managed?
I’m in the wrong century. I’m an 18th-19th century
person, but I enjoy it. I’m very cunning, because I
let others in the house carry cellphones and use
theirs. Telephones have never worked with me.
And when I try to drive, I go through the nearest
wall. I’ve been at war with technology and
machinery since I was a child. A couple of years
ago, I became a bit dependent on telephones so
I asked one of my grandchildren to get me a
cellphone. I put it to my ear and was told I was
holding it upside down. I then went to the other
room to get reception, but it still wouldn’t work.
So, I opened the window and leaned out of it.
And happened to drop the cellphone. That was
the end of that. I had a gramophone when I was
a child and it worked properly, though. But I get
annoyed with the television because I have a
dif cult time changing channels. Anyway, if I
have constant noise, I won’t be able to work.
To make friends, the trick
is to trust each other
more, not be overtly
suspicious of strangers,
be more responsive, and
be able to recognise
a friendly person...
Also, H.D. Thoreau and H.E. Bates, who was very
close to nature. In Bengali literature, my
favourite is Pather Panchali, written by
Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, which is a lot
about the countryside. There’s also Sudhin
Ghosh, who set his autobiographical novels in
the 24-Parganas’ Santhal countryside. There
aren’t many modern writers who are aware of
being in the natural world—there are mostly
fiction stories these days and all of them are
city-based. Writers live in urban areas and write
about that.
What are the essentials of a good journalist
or travel writer?
It sounds silly, but you have to enjoy travelling.
You should have a certain curiosity. You should
want to find out more about a place than what’s
already known. You should be able to talk to
people and observe the way they live, the way
they dress, what they eat. You should carry a
notebook because it’s important to make notes.
You’ve also introduced a cookbook. What
prompted that?
It was more of Ganesh Saili’s idea than mine. I
think we were all drunk one evening and that’s
the origin of it. They asked me to write an
introduction, but I’m actually the last person
because I don’t know how to cook.
So we won’t see a cookbook by Ruskin Bond?
You could... only it’ll be called Fifty Diferent
Ways Of Boiling An Egg & Other Disasters.
What about your tryst with the movies?
As far as being an actor goes, my cameo in
Vishal Bhardwaj’s 7 Khoon Maaf must have been
really bad because no one ofered me a role
after that! But Junoon was the first work to be
filmed, way back in 1978 by Shyam Benegal. It
was based on my novel A Flight Of The Pigeons.
Then, Vishal made The Blue Umbrella. There
were some others also but they sort of vanished
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THE GENTLEMAN
Writer and quintessential man of the hills RUSKIN BOND talks legacy, conservation and his love for books.
Text SAMONWAY DUTTAGUPTA Photograph MUNEESH TARSEM
CIRCUS MAXIMUS ICON
You’ve been in the hills for over 50 years.
What’s really changed?
Hill stations have grown and some of them have
been built up more than they ought to have
been, but if you take a walk or drive out into the
mountains for a few kilometres, you can still be
close to the wilderness. But what perhaps has
changed is the landscape. It is a good thing that
tourists are going to the hills, but we have to
maintain the natural beauty of a place while still
getting people to visit and appreciate it.
What do you look for now when you travel,
considering you’ve seen almost everything?
When I travel, I’m looking at people, first of all.
Because, as a writer, people are what matter
most. That’s where the stories come from.
Someone has to be interested in people to be a
good writer. I observe people and how they
change from one area to the other—how they
live, how they talk, their interests, their
lifestyles. India is one country where you can’t
get bored if you’re on the move. And I look at
the countryside—what’s growing in the fields,
the kind of trees, the fruits and the flowers, the
birds and the animals. Then, I look at the
economic variations, the expansion of towns
that you can’t help but see.
People of all ages love your books. Why?
I guess it’s because I write about the simple
lives of people and children from all walks of
life. People are stories themselves. And, as I’m
getting older, my stories are getting more
humorous. I see life getting funnier, even
ridiculous at times. Also, I am not somebody
with strong political views, I am not someone
who’s religious, so I don’t get into conflicts.
If not a writer and journalist, what else would
you have been?
I would have been a footballer. I’ve got old but I
can still kick a ball—although I wouldn’t be able
to run after it! Besides that, I think I could have
been a forester or a botanist, and that would
have suited my nature. When I came home in
the 1950s after finishing Senior Cambridge, my
mother asked, “Ruskin, what do you want to do
with yourself?” and I said, “Mum, I think I’m
going to be a writer.” And she said, “Don’t be
silly, go join the army!” Everyone joined the
army back then. Now, the idea of a disciplined
life doesn’t appeal to young people nowadays,
which is quite a pity.
Who are your favourite authors?
In my younger days, it was Richard Jeferies,
who wrote a book called The Story Of My Heart.
into obscurity. I like the fact that stories of mine
have been made into films because I am a movie
buf myself. Never thought of acting, though. I
could probably have done a comedy role in
Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi!
You make friends easily. How can one
develop this quality?
You have to come and live in a small place. When
I lived in London in my 20s, it was hard to make
friends. I once wrote a piece about it and called it
The Loneliest City. You could be living in a
boarding house with other tenants and you never
got to know them. You would pass them on the
stairs and not even exchange a greeting. It can
be very lonely unless you join a club or games. In
India, you can interact with anybody—in the bus,
in a train, in a shop or on the street. It is more
natural in a small town, where people see each
other more and have more time to interact. The
trick is to trust each other more, not be overtly
suspicious of strangers, be more responsive, and
be able to recognise a friendly person.
You’re a hero to kids. Do you love to interact
with them, too?
I don’t always love to interact with children. I
want to kick them when they are disorderly! But I
guess I do get along with children, in general.
Perhaps it’s because I treat them as adults and
they appreciate that. Plus, I had a dif cult
childhood and a lonely one. So that made me
more receptive and sympathetic to children. I
understand that they can have problems, too.
That they can be lonely, upset or feel neglected,
or have dif culties with their parents.
You don’t have a cellphone, you don’t use
email. How have you managed?
I’m in the wrong century. I’m an 18th-19th century
person, but I enjoy it. I’m very cunning, because I
let others in the house carry cellphones and use
theirs. Telephones have never worked with me.
And when I try to drive, I go through the nearest
wall. I’ve been at war with technology and
machinery since I was a child. A couple of years
ago, I became a bit dependent on telephones so
I asked one of my grandchildren to get me a
cellphone. I put it to my ear and was told I was
holding it upside down. I then went to the other
room to get reception, but it still wouldn’t work.
So, I opened the window and leaned out of it.
And happened to drop the cellphone. That was
the end of that. I had a gramophone when I was
a child and it worked properly, though. But I get
annoyed with the television because I have a
dif cult time changing channels. Anyway, if I
have constant noise, I won’t be able to work.
To make friends, the trick
is to trust each other
more, not be overtly
suspicious of strangers,
be more responsive, and
be able to recognise
a friendly person...
Also, H.D. Thoreau and H.E. Bates, who was very
close to nature. In Bengali literature, my
favourite is Pather Panchali, written by
Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, which is a lot
about the countryside. There’s also Sudhin
Ghosh, who set his autobiographical novels in
the 24-Parganas’ Santhal countryside. There
aren’t many modern writers who are aware of
being in the natural world—there are mostly
fiction stories these days and all of them are
city-based. Writers live in urban areas and write
about that.
What are the essentials of a good journalist
or travel writer?
It sounds silly, but you have to enjoy travelling.
You should have a certain curiosity. You should
want to find out more about a place than what’s
already known. You should be able to talk to
people and observe the way they live, the way
they dress, what they eat. You should carry a
notebook because it’s important to make notes.
You’ve also introduced a cookbook. What
prompted that?
It was more of Ganesh Saili’s idea than mine. I
think we were all drunk one evening and that’s
the origin of it. They asked me to write an
introduction, but I’m actually the last person
because I don’t know how to cook.
So we won’t see a cookbook by Ruskin Bond?
You could... only it’ll be called Fifty Diferent
Ways Of Boiling An Egg & Other Disasters.
What about your tryst with the movies?
As far as being an actor goes, my cameo in
Vishal Bhardwaj’s 7 Khoon Maaf must have been
really bad because no one ofered me a role
after that! But Junoon was the first work to be
filmed, way back in 1978 by Shyam Benegal. It
was based on my novel A Flight Of The Pigeons.
Then, Vishal made The Blue Umbrella. There
were some others also but they sort of vanished
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FAME AWAITS!
TURN
AROUND
Boys, brace yourselves. AISHA
SHARMA is about to stun you.
A beautiful woman is at her
sexiest best when she
knows she’s sexy and she
knows we think she’s sexy.
Yes, that was a bit
complicated. We’re still
perspiring from Aisha’s
attitude. It’s not just her
in-your-face-sexiness that’s
making us sweat, it’s also
her love for music, films,
and, wait for it… gadgets!
Now, we definitely have to
make a run for it before the
window closes. She loves
romance and mush, so start
prepping your moves right
now. For those who are still
clueless about how to woo
her, know that a
handwritten letter makes
her go weak in the knees,
and if you can sing, then
you’re golden. She finds
that hard to resist.
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HOT EVENTS
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MAXIM Premieres are much-awaited events in the city. It was no surprise then
that the launch of the Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore starrer Blended at DT
Cinemas in Saket, New Delhi, was a huge hit. Te crowd enjoyed the rom-com
thoroughly and could be heard laughing and discussing the flm at the afer-party
at Barka Med Lounge, Garden of Five Senses. Te party continued till the wee
hours, of course, as expected of any MAXIM do.
MED LOUNGE
Garden of five senses
MOVIE PRIMERE II time.indd 1 26/06/14 1:42 PM
MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT
(Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PC)
Part noir-detective mystery, part horror story, Murdered: Soul Suspect puts you in the ghostly gumshoes
of Ronan O’Connor, moments after his expiration date. A little problem like being dead isn’t going to
stop you from solving the mystery of and avenging your own death, is it? We didn’t think so. Murdered:
Soul Suspect is a third-person action game that blends in-game investigations with survival as you
piece together all the clues of the crime across the rickety backdrop of Salem, Massachusetts. Possess
cops and witnesses to learn what they know or manipulate them into seeing the truth. Explore buildings
to catch what others may have missed. Do your sleuthing while avoiding a bunch of soul-sucking
demons and, eventually, you’ll set yourself free from Limbo when you finger the killer and get your
revenge. Great screens and you know heaven can wait when there’s a mystery to solve.
TROPICO 5
(PC)
You get to be a dictator again. The game’s
focus on building and trading has been
enhanced with a new competitive mode.
It allows up to four players to develop a
single island and choose whether to work
cooperatively or destroy the opposing
overlords. Tropico 5 also gives you four
eras of history to play through. We love
the Dynasty system, where you can live
forever through your heirs.
WORMS: BATTLEGROUNDS
(Xbox One, PS4)
Billed as the ultimate in worm warfare,
Worms: Battlegrounds is an indie darling of
a turn-based strategy game. Best known for
its arsenal of weird weapons and addictive
gameplay, Battlegrounds takes full advantage
of graphical upgrades and online connectivity.
Some 35 levels, 65 weapons and a whole
mess of console-specific bonuses make this
one sweet ofering. The dif culty of the higher
levels can frustrate you, but it’s worth it.
SUPER TIME FORCE
(Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Do you love the pandemonium of a
nonstop shoot-’em-up? Do you require
an unfair advantage like slo-mo to
help you conquer tough levels? Yes?
This game is for you. Downloadable
via the Xbox Live store, Super Time
Force takes a cue from the arcade
and gives you a game that has the kill
count of games like Contra but with
the spin of controlling time, and some
new physics that does justice to the
controller you’re holding in your paw.
CIRCUS MAXIMUS GAMING
JULY 2014 35
ULTRA STREET
FIGHTER IV
(Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
It’s yet another iteration of the Street
Fighter series and the only thing
more mind-boggling than the list of
adjectives they keep tacking onto the
name is the ever-expanding roster of
characters you can use to kick ass.
Don’t let the title deceive you—this
is actually an update to the Arcade
Edition of Super Street Fighter IV.
That said, it has been a while since
we’ve seen Capcom throw some love
in Ryu’s direction, so Ultra is adding
quite a bit to the well-tread fighting
game. Five new characters bring
the roster well above 40 fighters,
new stages give you some pretty
backdrops for your beat-’em-ups, and,
most importantly, two new modes
make their debut: Online Training
and Elimination. These are sparring
settings where you work out the kinks
to your style with friends online and a
competitive 3v3 online battle mode,
respectively. Adding some more meat,
Capcom has pinged their fervent fans
to mod the gameplay mechanics in
an efort to fairly balance the game.
So quit trying to sweep our leg all the
time—that move hasn’t worked since
Karate Kid, and it’s certainly not going
to work in Ultra.
LAUNCH KEY OUT NOW! COMING UP!
0714-CM_Gaming_FINAL II time.indd 2-3 26/06/14 2:12 PM
MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT
(Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PC)
Part noir-detective mystery, part horror story, Murdered: Soul Suspect puts you in the ghostly gumshoes
of Ronan O’Connor, moments after his expiration date. A little problem like being dead isn’t going to
stop you from solving the mystery of and avenging your own death, is it? We didn’t think so. Murdered:
Soul Suspect is a third-person action game that blends in-game investigations with survival as you
piece together all the clues of the crime across the rickety backdrop of Salem, Massachusetts. Possess
cops and witnesses to learn what they know or manipulate them into seeing the truth. Explore buildings
to catch what others may have missed. Do your sleuthing while avoiding a bunch of soul-sucking
demons and, eventually, you’ll set yourself free from Limbo when you finger the killer and get your
revenge. Great screens and you know heaven can wait when there’s a mystery to solve.
TROPICO 5
(PC)
You get to be a dictator again. The game’s
focus on building and trading has been
enhanced with a new competitive mode.
It allows up to four players to develop a
single island and choose whether to work
cooperatively or destroy the opposing
overlords. Tropico 5 also gives you four
eras of history to play through. We love
the Dynasty system, where you can live
forever through your heirs.
WORMS: BATTLEGROUNDS
(Xbox One, PS4)
Billed as the ultimate in worm warfare,
Worms: Battlegrounds is an indie darling of
a turn-based strategy game. Best known for
its arsenal of weird weapons and addictive
gameplay, Battlegrounds takes full advantage
of graphical upgrades and online connectivity.
Some 35 levels, 65 weapons and a whole
mess of console-specific bonuses make this
one sweet ofering. The dif culty of the higher
levels can frustrate you, but it’s worth it.
SUPER TIME FORCE
(Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Do you love the pandemonium of a
nonstop shoot-’em-up? Do you require
an unfair advantage like slo-mo to
help you conquer tough levels? Yes?
This game is for you. Downloadable
via the Xbox Live store, Super Time
Force takes a cue from the arcade
and gives you a game that has the kill
count of games like Contra but with
the spin of controlling time, and some
new physics that does justice to the
controller you’re holding in your paw.
CIRCUS MAXIMUS GAMING
JULY 2014 35
ULTRA STREET
FIGHTER IV
(Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
It’s yet another iteration of the Street
Fighter series and the only thing
more mind-boggling than the list of
adjectives they keep tacking onto the
name is the ever-expanding roster of
characters you can use to kick ass.
Don’t let the title deceive you—this
is actually an update to the Arcade
Edition of Super Street Fighter IV.
That said, it has been a while since
we’ve seen Capcom throw some love
in Ryu’s direction, so Ultra is adding
quite a bit to the well-tread fighting
game. Five new characters bring
the roster well above 40 fighters,
new stages give you some pretty
backdrops for your beat-’em-ups, and,
most importantly, two new modes
make their debut: Online Training
and Elimination. These are sparring
settings where you work out the kinks
to your style with friends online and a
competitive 3v3 online battle mode,
respectively. Adding some more meat,
Capcom has pinged their fervent fans
to mod the gameplay mechanics in
an efort to fairly balance the game.
So quit trying to sweep our leg all the
time—that move hasn’t worked since
Karate Kid, and it’s certainly not going
to work in Ultra.
LAUNCH KEY OUT NOW! COMING UP!
0714-CM_Gaming_FINAL II time.indd 2-3 26/06/14 2:12 PM
WATCH DOGS
(Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, WiiU, PC)
Set in the futuristic, open-world alternative version of a Chicago where the whole city and its
citizens are controlled by a central operating system, you are Aiden Pearce, grizzled hacker
misfit (and, somehow, superhero), bent on finding the people responsible for turning your life
upside down. It’s a solid premise that puts you on a path of gunfights, car chases, mystery,
and hacking the world around you into itty-bitty pieces. All to go on your crime-solving, anti-
authoritarian way. Watch Dogs follows the formula of open-world games like Grand Theft Auto
and Saints Row but injects its own unique brand of gameplay, thanks to Aiden’s hacking skills.
Don’t have enough cash to buy that gun you desperately need to get through the next mission?
Steal the identity of the person you just walked past and clear out their account. Can’t shake the
six police cars chasing you? Hack the drawbridge you just drove over and watch those cop cars
plummet to the lake below. Watch Dogs has innovative multiplayer modes and stunning visuals,
which is true next-gen gaming. In fact, the plot and gameplay are marvellous and more than
enough to make us forgive the fact that this game was supposed to come out back in 2013.
MARIOKART 8
(WiiU)
When it comes to racing video games, there are only two kinds that should be
taken seriously. One is the beefy racing sims that let you buy and upgrade real-
life cars, like Gran Turismo or Forza. The other is MarioKart. The legendary racer
casts an astounding number of characters from the history of Super Mario games,
tosses them into karts or bikes or gliders, and lets them loose in a series of tracks
that draw their inspiration from levels you’ve seen in the platforming plumber’s
past. From mountains to beaches to pulsating lava pits, there are a ton of tracks
on which to practise honing your skills before inviting friends over (or challenging
them online) and digging into the controller-throwing competition that inevitably
breaks out around games in this series. MarioKart 8 is just as accessible to
newcomers as it is to people who have been playing it since the SNES days
20 years ago, and it absolutely shines on the gamepad of the WiiU... thanks to
its implementation of a more standard control-style over the forced-motion-
controls of its most recent predecessor (though you can still use Wii-Mote motion
controllers if that’s your thing). MarioKart 8 will let you and your friends race like
it’s 1996, but you should have some beer and pizza handy. This game just draws
you in. Right into the karts.
WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER
(Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PC)
The 1992 classic, Wolfenstein 3D, is widely thought of as the first FPS.
It’s not really, but it’s close enough to warrant that kind of respect, and
it was the game designers used to sharpen their skills before releasing
a little something called Doom. This “reboot” could have easily been
a slight on the legendary original, but instead it pays homage to old
school run and gunning, while ofering some genuine next-gen visuals,
immersive storytelling, and epic action setpieces. You battle through
an explosive, bizarre 1960s launching a counter-ofensive against the
Nazis, who have taken over the world. The New Order’s story is a lot
more sci-fi slanted, and the game has a neat noir-ish style. But it is the
comically-grandiose villains, and first-person shooting bloodbaths that
hit all the right notes, even though you will feel a bit of fatigue with the
progress. Nevertheless, there’s plenty of depth for both beginners and
seasoned FPS players, so get your gloves on and take on the enemy. If
you’d like a more concise idea of what playing this game is like, think
of it like The Expendables, just with better acting and more variation,
but the same level of testosterone.
TRANSISTOR
(PS4, OC)
When you combine an FPS and an RPG, the result is
something on the lines of Transistor. The good thing
about this game is that playing as the hero, Red,
probably won’t remind you of anything you’ve played
before, even if some of the locations may seem familiar.
The rendition and graphics are amazing and, given
that it follows a hand-drawn style, you never seem to
miss the dimensions. As you move along the game and
explore the game’s environments, you begin to uncover
the story, which is great because the sense of mystery
really works while you plot your next move or battle your
opponents. Even when it’s just the act of straight-out
combat, you’re required to plan ahead and move with a
certain flow that gets dif cult as you scale levels. There’s
plenty of action, of course, so you won’t have to worry
about being stuck with exploration or planning (which is
a large part of the fun). Red’s weapons and mechanics
are a delight to master and, make no mistake, it will take
some time for you to really get a hang of them. We loved
the part where we could halt time and use that to our
advantage, almost as much as we liked the fact that we
could move in and out of worlds. Transistor’s a beautiful
game, visually and in terms of gameplay.
STRIKE SUIT ZERO:
DIRECTOR’S CUT
(Xbox One, PS4)
Harking back to 3D dogfighters,
the game’s space-fighting
gameplay is exciting and
engrossing, and simple, intuitive
control scheme is a relief for those
who have been killing their thumbs
in FPS missions. The styling of the
environments has been updated
too, but doesn’t blow you away.
CALL OF DUTY:
ADVANCED WARFARE
(Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3,
PS4, PC)
Cock a gun to the future, which
is where you’ll be battling. The
brilliant franchise has employed
indepth research to create
weaponry, gear and tactics that will
give even a couch-lover like you
an idea of combat. You can also
perform some amazing feats.
SNIPER ELITE III
(Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3,
PS4, PC)
As WWII soldier Karl Fairburne,
you are in North Africa to help
the Allied forces. You go through
your marksman duties and can
even customise your weapons to
match the setting. We still love the
X-Ray kill-cam, which should come
in handy with the competitive
multiplayer module.
THE CREW
(Xbox One, PS4, PC)
The game is based in Los Angeles,
Detroit, New York and a number of
other cities, and you play to keep
up with an underground racing
gang. The driving is going to be
challenging, but it is the chance
to take on an RPG mantle that
should be real fun. Plus, you’re not
confined to one location, and that
has to be great.
DESTINY
(Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4)
This FPS has been creating a lot
of buzz, and with reason. The
environments are stunning, and
as a Guardian, it is up to you to
protect the city from all kinds of
freaky enemies. The physics of
the game will be very impressive,
given that you can move across
time and space. More than
anything, your weapons will rock.
AMONG THE SLEEP
(PS4, PC)
Okay, to begin with, this game is
scary because you’re playing as
a child. The task is to trace your
abducted mother by finding things.
Your quest takes you through
some really freaky environments
and while the game is based on
innocence, it takes time to come to
terms with it. Thank God you have
your teddy bear with you.
FAR CRY 4
(Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3,
PS4, PC)
This fourth game in the franchise
has been boosted to be larger and
grander than ever. The backdrop of
doom follows you as you advance
to conquer and scavenge. As
always, the landscape is as harsh
as your enemies, but you have
renewed firepower to take it all on.
Hint: The setting is the Himalaya.
DESTINATION BRAZIL
(Xbox One)
A video game console simply
can’t call itself next-gen unless
it’s pumping you all sorts
of entertainment oferings.
Destination Brazil gives you all
kinds of goodies overlayed on
your TV’s feed of the World Cup,
including tons of stats, game
details, with the obligatory social
media modules.
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WATCH DOGS
(Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, WiiU, PC)
Set in the futuristic, open-world alternative version of a Chicago where the whole city and its
citizens are controlled by a central operating system, you are Aiden Pearce, grizzled hacker
misfit (and, somehow, superhero), bent on finding the people responsible for turning your life
upside down. It’s a solid premise that puts you on a path of gunfights, car chases, mystery,
and hacking the world around you into itty-bitty pieces. All to go on your crime-solving, anti-
authoritarian way. Watch Dogs follows the formula of open-world games like Grand Theft Auto
and Saints Row but injects its own unique brand of gameplay, thanks to Aiden’s hacking skills.
Don’t have enough cash to buy that gun you desperately need to get through the next mission?
Steal the identity of the person you just walked past and clear out their account. Can’t shake the
six police cars chasing you? Hack the drawbridge you just drove over and watch those cop cars
plummet to the lake below. Watch Dogs has innovative multiplayer modes and stunning visuals,
which is true next-gen gaming. In fact, the plot and gameplay are marvellous and more than
enough to make us forgive the fact that this game was supposed to come out back in 2013.
MARIOKART 8
(WiiU)
When it comes to racing video games, there are only two kinds that should be
taken seriously. One is the beefy racing sims that let you buy and upgrade real-
life cars, like Gran Turismo or Forza. The other is MarioKart. The legendary racer
casts an astounding number of characters from the history of Super Mario games,
tosses them into karts or bikes or gliders, and lets them loose in a series of tracks
that draw their inspiration from levels you’ve seen in the platforming plumber’s
past. From mountains to beaches to pulsating lava pits, there are a ton of tracks
on which to practise honing your skills before inviting friends over (or challenging
them online) and digging into the controller-throwing competition that inevitably
breaks out around games in this series. MarioKart 8 is just as accessible to
newcomers as it is to people who have been playing it since the SNES days
20 years ago, and it absolutely shines on the gamepad of the WiiU... thanks to
its implementation of a more standard control-style over the forced-motion-
controls of its most recent predecessor (though you can still use Wii-Mote motion
controllers if that’s your thing). MarioKart 8 will let you and your friends race like
it’s 1996, but you should have some beer and pizza handy. This game just draws
you in. Right into the karts.
WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER
(Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PC)
The 1992 classic, Wolfenstein 3D, is widely thought of as the first FPS.
It’s not really, but it’s close enough to warrant that kind of respect, and
it was the game designers used to sharpen their skills before releasing
a little something called Doom. This “reboot” could have easily been
a slight on the legendary original, but instead it pays homage to old
school run and gunning, while ofering some genuine next-gen visuals,
immersive storytelling, and epic action setpieces. You battle through
an explosive, bizarre 1960s launching a counter-ofensive against the
Nazis, who have taken over the world. The New Order’s story is a lot
more sci-fi slanted, and the game has a neat noir-ish style. But it is the
comically-grandiose villains, and first-person shooting bloodbaths that
hit all the right notes, even though you will feel a bit of fatigue with the
progress. Nevertheless, there’s plenty of depth for both beginners and
seasoned FPS players, so get your gloves on and take on the enemy. If
you’d like a more concise idea of what playing this game is like, think
of it like The Expendables, just with better acting and more variation,
but the same level of testosterone.
TRANSISTOR
(PS4, OC)
When you combine an FPS and an RPG, the result is
something on the lines of Transistor. The good thing
about this game is that playing as the hero, Red,
probably won’t remind you of anything you’ve played
before, even if some of the locations may seem familiar.
The rendition and graphics are amazing and, given
that it follows a hand-drawn style, you never seem to
miss the dimensions. As you move along the game and
explore the game’s environments, you begin to uncover
the story, which is great because the sense of mystery
really works while you plot your next move or battle your
opponents. Even when it’s just the act of straight-out
combat, you’re required to plan ahead and move with a
certain flow that gets dif cult as you scale levels. There’s
plenty of action, of course, so you won’t have to worry
about being stuck with exploration or planning (which is
a large part of the fun). Red’s weapons and mechanics
are a delight to master and, make no mistake, it will take
some time for you to really get a hang of them. We loved
the part where we could halt time and use that to our
advantage, almost as much as we liked the fact that we
could move in and out of worlds. Transistor’s a beautiful
game, visually and in terms of gameplay.
STRIKE SUIT ZERO:
DIRECTOR’S CUT
(Xbox One, PS4)
Harking back to 3D dogfighters,
the game’s space-fighting
gameplay is exciting and
engrossing, and simple, intuitive
control scheme is a relief for those
who have been killing their thumbs
in FPS missions. The styling of the
environments has been updated
too, but doesn’t blow you away.
CALL OF DUTY:
ADVANCED WARFARE
(Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3,
PS4, PC)
Cock a gun to the future, which
is where you’ll be battling. The
brilliant franchise has employed
indepth research to create
weaponry, gear and tactics that will
give even a couch-lover like you
an idea of combat. You can also
perform some amazing feats.
SNIPER ELITE III
(Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3,
PS4, PC)
As WWII soldier Karl Fairburne,
you are in North Africa to help
the Allied forces. You go through
your marksman duties and can
even customise your weapons to
match the setting. We still love the
X-Ray kill-cam, which should come
in handy with the competitive
multiplayer module.
THE CREW
(Xbox One, PS4, PC)
The game is based in Los Angeles,
Detroit, New York and a number of
other cities, and you play to keep
up with an underground racing
gang. The driving is going to be
challenging, but it is the chance
to take on an RPG mantle that
should be real fun. Plus, you’re not
confined to one location, and that
has to be great.
DESTINY
(Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4)
This FPS has been creating a lot
of buzz, and with reason. The
environments are stunning, and
as a Guardian, it is up to you to
protect the city from all kinds of
freaky enemies. The physics of
the game will be very impressive,
given that you can move across
time and space. More than
anything, your weapons will rock.
AMONG THE SLEEP
(PS4, PC)
Okay, to begin with, this game is
scary because you’re playing as
a child. The task is to trace your
abducted mother by finding things.
Your quest takes you through
some really freaky environments
and while the game is based on
innocence, it takes time to come to
terms with it. Thank God you have
your teddy bear with you.
FAR CRY 4
(Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3,
PS4, PC)
This fourth game in the franchise
has been boosted to be larger and
grander than ever. The backdrop of
doom follows you as you advance
to conquer and scavenge. As
always, the landscape is as harsh
as your enemies, but you have
renewed firepower to take it all on.
Hint: The setting is the Himalaya.
DESTINATION BRAZIL
(Xbox One)
A video game console simply
can’t call itself next-gen unless
it’s pumping you all sorts
of entertainment oferings.
Destination Brazil gives you all
kinds of goodies overlayed on
your TV’s feed of the World Cup,
including tons of stats, game
details, with the obligatory social
media modules.
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COUNTRY SANDWICH
Get These!
2 kg Chicken (or 1 kg Paneer) + 30 gm Salt +
20 ml Worcestershire Sauce + 30 ml Maple
Syrup + 5 gm Thyme + 5 gm Rosemary +
2 gm Paprika + 30 Garlic + 20 gm English
mustard + 20 gm Brown sugar + Pepper +
20 gm Honey + 1 Orange
Make It!
Clean the chicken and rub salt on it. Make
a mixture of the rest of the ingredients and
marinate the chicken with this mixture.
Cook the chicken in the oven at 160 degrees.
Or, lightly fry the paneer with the marinade.
Set the filling in the bread. Add lettuce,
tomato and onions. Done. Serve with beer.
GRILLED CHICKEN BURGER
Get These!
200 gm Chicken breast + 20 gm Piri piri chilli
+ 20 ml Red wine vinegar + 10 ml Oil +
30 gm Garlic + pinch each of Oregano and
Basil + Salt + sprinkle of black Pepper +
1 Burger bun + 10 gm Romaine lettuce +
20 gm Tomato + 10 gm Onion
Make It!
To make the piri piri marinade, take piri
piri chilli and soak in red wine vinegar and
garlic and blend it. In a pan, pour some
oil and sauté chopped garlic. Add dry
basil and some dry oregano and when the
flavours blend, pour in the piri piri chilli
paste and cook it. Then comes the chicken.
Clean the chicken breast and rub the piri
piri marinade onto it. Cook it on a grill till
tender. Place this grilled piri piri chicken
inside the bun, and top with grilled onion
and tomatoes. Serve with wheat beer, or a
mojito. If you want to posh it up, serve with
a glass of Riesling or Chardonnay.
The
Burgerwich Chronicles
CIRCUS MAXIMUS BITES
Jiten Singh, Corporate Executive
Chef, Amour The Patio Restaurant
Cafe & Bar and Amour Bistro,
New Delhi, gives us four solid
reasons to enter the kitchen.
JULY 2014 39
BAKED LAMB BURGER
Get These!
250 gm minced Lamb + 10 gm Leeks + 1 Egg +
10 gm Celery + 5 gm Rosemary + 5 gm Thyme
+ 20 gm Bread crumbs + 5 gm green Chilli +
15 gm fresh Coriander + 15 gm Carrot + Salt
and pepper + 1 slice Provolone cheese +
30 gm Mayonnaise + 2 gm Dijon Mustard +
20 gm Onion + 20 gm Tomato + Lettuce
Make It!
To make the lamb burger, take the mince in
a bowl and mix in chopped leeks, chopped
celery, rosemary, thyme, egg, bread
crumbs, green chilli, coriander, carrot and
seasoning. Mix well and hand-make the
patty. Cook on a grill till well-done, and
top with Provolone cheese. Cut burger
bun in half, toast it and place the lettuce
leaf. Apply some mixed Dijon mustard and
mayonnaise, and place lamb patty. Top with
grilled onions and tomatoes and cover. Add
some sour cream crisps and serve with a
Tom Collins or a Bloody Mary.
PASTRAMI SANDWICH
Get These!
5 slices Pastrami + 1 Onion + 2 slices Bread
+ 3 slices Emmental Cheese + Garlic butter
+ 2 gm Salt + 10 ml Olive oil + 2 gm Pepper
Make It!
Apply garlic butter on the slices of bread and
toast both sides on a pan. Take the onion,
peel and then slice it whole and grill it with
some salt and pepper. As the bread toasts,
take the pastrami, rub in the olive oil, salt
and pepper. Take the grilled onion and place
it on the toast. Arrange the pastrami slices
and place the Emmental cheese slices over
the pastrami. Place it on a pan to melt the
cheese. As the cheese is melting, take the
meat and cheese and place on one slice,
and cover with the other. Take the warm
sandwich and cut it in a slant. Serve with
potato wedges, grilled with garlic and
rosemary. The best drink would be a stout
beer, or even a rum-and-cola.
Okay, if you really think about it, a sandwich is the ultimate guy food. It has carbs, meat, cheese and a ton of other good stuff. Plus, it goes with any kind of alcohol or fizzy drink. To educate you more, we list four wonders.
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COUNTRY SANDWICH
Get These!
2 kg Chicken (or 1 kg Paneer) + 30 gm Salt +
20 ml Worcestershire Sauce + 30 ml Maple
Syrup + 5 gm Thyme + 5 gm Rosemary +
2 gm Paprika + 30 Garlic + 20 gm English
mustard + 20 gm Brown sugar + Pepper +
20 gm Honey + 1 Orange
Make It!
Clean the chicken and rub salt on it. Make
a mixture of the rest of the ingredients and
marinate the chicken with this mixture.
Cook the chicken in the oven at 160 degrees.
Or, lightly fry the paneer with the marinade.
Set the filling in the bread. Add lettuce,
tomato and onions. Done. Serve with beer.
GRILLED CHICKEN BURGER
Get These!
200 gm Chicken breast + 20 gm Piri piri chilli
+ 20 ml Red wine vinegar + 10 ml Oil +
30 gm Garlic + pinch each of Oregano and
Basil + Salt + sprinkle of black Pepper +
1 Burger bun + 10 gm Romaine lettuce +
20 gm Tomato + 10 gm Onion
Make It!
To make the piri piri marinade, take piri
piri chilli and soak in red wine vinegar and
garlic and blend it. In a pan, pour some
oil and sauté chopped garlic. Add dry
basil and some dry oregano and when the
flavours blend, pour in the piri piri chilli
paste and cook it. Then comes the chicken.
Clean the chicken breast and rub the piri
piri marinade onto it. Cook it on a grill till
tender. Place this grilled piri piri chicken
inside the bun, and top with grilled onion
and tomatoes. Serve with wheat beer, or a
mojito. If you want to posh it up, serve with
a glass of Riesling or Chardonnay.
The
Burgerwich Chronicles
CIRCUS MAXIMUS BITES
Jiten Singh, Corporate Executive
Chef, Amour The Patio Restaurant
Cafe & Bar and Amour Bistro,
New Delhi, gives us four solid
reasons to enter the kitchen.
JULY 2014 39
BAKED LAMB BURGER
Get These!
250 gm minced Lamb + 10 gm Leeks + 1 Egg +
10 gm Celery + 5 gm Rosemary + 5 gm Thyme
+ 20 gm Bread crumbs + 5 gm green Chilli +
15 gm fresh Coriander + 15 gm Carrot + Salt
and pepper + 1 slice Provolone cheese +
30 gm Mayonnaise + 2 gm Dijon Mustard +
20 gm Onion + 20 gm Tomato + Lettuce
Make It!
To make the lamb burger, take the mince in
a bowl and mix in chopped leeks, chopped
celery, rosemary, thyme, egg, bread
crumbs, green chilli, coriander, carrot and
seasoning. Mix well and hand-make the
patty. Cook on a grill till well-done, and
top with Provolone cheese. Cut burger
bun in half, toast it and place the lettuce
leaf. Apply some mixed Dijon mustard and
mayonnaise, and place lamb patty. Top with
grilled onions and tomatoes and cover. Add
some sour cream crisps and serve with a
Tom Collins or a Bloody Mary.
PASTRAMI SANDWICH
Get These!
5 slices Pastrami + 1 Onion + 2 slices Bread
+ 3 slices Emmental Cheese + Garlic butter
+ 2 gm Salt + 10 ml Olive oil + 2 gm Pepper
Make It!
Apply garlic butter on the slices of bread and
toast both sides on a pan. Take the onion,
peel and then slice it whole and grill it with
some salt and pepper. As the bread toasts,
take the pastrami, rub in the olive oil, salt
and pepper. Take the grilled onion and place
it on the toast. Arrange the pastrami slices
and place the Emmental cheese slices over
the pastrami. Place it on a pan to melt the
cheese. As the cheese is melting, take the
meat and cheese and place on one slice,
and cover with the other. Take the warm
sandwich and cut it in a slant. Serve with
potato wedges, grilled with garlic and
rosemary. The best drink would be a stout
beer, or even a rum-and-cola.
Okay, if you really think about it, a sandwich is the ultimate guy food. It has carbs, meat, cheese and a ton of other good stuff. Plus, it goes with any kind of alcohol or fizzy drink. To educate you more, we list four wonders.
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LAGER BOMB
Get These!
30 ml Jägermeister
1 pint Lager
Make it!
Pour lager into the
glass and drop a
shot of Jägermeister
into it.
BEERJITO
Get These!
1 glass Pilsner
60 ml White rum
Lemon chunks
Mint leaves
Make It!
In a beer glass,
muddle lemon
chunks and mint
leaves together,
pour white rum and
top with pilsner.
SOCIAL CLUB
Get These!
1 pint Stout beer
30 ml Dark rum
30 ml Light rum
15 ml Triple Sec
Sweet & Sour mix
Make It!
Shake Triple Sec
and sweet & sour
mix in a shaker.
Strain into a beer
glass over ice. Pour
beer, top with rum.
ORANGEER
Get These!
1 pint Pale Ale
60 ml Campari
Orange juice
Make It!
In a cocktail glass,
pour Campari and
a splash of orange
juice over ice. Top
with pale ale.
BEER MASHUP
Get These!
1 pint Lager
60 ml Tomato juice
Sweet & Sour mix
60 ml Vodka
A dash of Tabasco
Make It!
Rim the beer glass
with salt. Add ice
cubes, Tabasco,
vodka, tomato juice
and sweet & sour
mix. Top with lager.
BEERADE
Get These!
1 pint Lager
100 ml Lemonade
Make It!
Pour one, add the
other. Done!
BEER’S KNEES
Get These!
1 glass Wheat beer
60 ml Gin
Honey syrup
Make It!
Shake gin and
honey syrup with ice
in a cocktail shaker,
strain the mixture
in a long glass over
ice. Top with beer.
BEER CLOVER
Get These!
1 glass Lager
60 ml Irish whiskey
Sweet & Sour mix
Make it!
In a cocktail shaker,
mix whiskey and
sweet & sour mix.
Strain the mixture
into a tall glass. Top
with lager.
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LAGER BOMB
Get These!
30 ml Jägermeister
1 pint Lager
Make it!
Pour lager into the
glass and drop a
shot of Jägermeister
into it.
BEERJITO
Get These!
1 glass Pilsner
60 ml White rum
Lemon chunks
Mint leaves
Make It!
In a beer glass,
muddle lemon
chunks and mint
leaves together,
pour white rum and
top with pilsner.
SOCIAL CLUB
Get These!
1 pint Stout beer
30 ml Dark rum
30 ml Light rum
15 ml Triple Sec
Sweet & Sour mix
Make It!
Shake Triple Sec
and sweet & sour
mix in a shaker.
Strain into a beer
glass over ice. Pour
beer, top with rum.
ORANGEER
Get These!
1 pint Pale Ale
60 ml Campari
Orange juice
Make It!
In a cocktail glass,
pour Campari and
a splash of orange
juice over ice. Top
with pale ale.
BEER MASHUP
Get These!
1 pint Lager
60 ml Tomato juice
Sweet & Sour mix
60 ml Vodka
A dash of Tabasco
Make It!
Rim the beer glass
with salt. Add ice
cubes, Tabasco,
vodka, tomato juice
and sweet & sour
mix. Top with lager.
BEERADE
Get These!
1 pint Lager
100 ml Lemonade
Make It!
Pour one, add the
other. Done!
BEER’S KNEES
Get These!
1 glass Wheat beer
60 ml Gin
Honey syrup
Make It!
Shake gin and
honey syrup with ice
in a cocktail shaker,
strain the mixture
in a long glass over
ice. Top with beer.
BEER CLOVER
Get These!
1 glass Lager
60 ml Irish whiskey
Sweet & Sour mix
Make it!
In a cocktail shaker,
mix whiskey and
sweet & sour mix.
Strain the mixture
into a tall glass. Top
with lager.
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JULY 2014 43 42 JULY 2014
My girlfriend is on good terms with my best
friend and talks a lot about him. I recently
spotted them together in a bar. They said it
was a coincidence. Am I being too possessive?
Aditya L., New Delhi
No, I think it’s time to confront her. There
are no coincidences.
My girlfriend complains that there isn’t
enough foreplay during sex. Got some tips?
Mudit S., Mumbai
Here is a surefire progression of foreplay:
Don’t rush to undress. Kiss a little longer.
Then, play with her hair, ears and neck as
you whisper sweet nothings in her ear:
“You’re so beautiful.” Or “Your hair is so
luscious.” Or “I love the way you kiss.”
Then, gently stroke her back with the tips
of your fingers, and trace down and side-
ways, moving them slowly to her breasts.
Cup and caress them, then gently suck
on her nipples. As she gets more into it,
keep an element of surprise when you go
down on her. Don’t rush it. You should use
props if you need to, such as silk scarves as
blindfolds, or ties and binds. The idea is to
take time before actual coitus.
I’m 30, but older women of 50 really turn me
on. I really want to get with one of them.
Should I? And how can I do it?
Prateek C., Pune
Try your luck, but older women always
come with baggage. They’re not going to
marry you, have your children or meet
your parents. If it’s fun with no emo-
tional attachment that you seek, go for it.
Otherwise, stick to women your own age
who will let you develop the relationship
further if you fall in love.
My girlfriend gets randy while kissing, and
it’s almost like she is chewing on me. It does
turn me on, but she needs to slow down a bit.
How can I tell her without pissing her off?
Saif M., Hyderabad
First, you need to appreciate the fact that
the woman loves kissing you. Tell her that
you would be even more turned on if it
was done slower. Tell her there’s no hurry,
you’re not going anywhere and you want
to please her as well. Probably she’s seen
this in movies, so show her how to kiss
better. Gentle criticism and soft encourage-
ment will help in keeping your lips intact!
I’ve been married for 10 years, tried all kinds
of positions and places. It doesn’t feel as good
in bed as it used to, and I don’t know why.
Frank M., Chennai
A 2012 all-India sex survey showed that
35 percent of women admitted to reading
or watching pornography, as opposed
to just 13 percent a decade ago. You can
start with watching a great porn movie
together! Move on to planning a hotel
night where she’s not worried about her
household problems, so keep a relative/
nanny at home while you’re away for the
night if you have children. Or, plan a longer
vacation without the children. You can also
try to be more romantic and suggestive—
send her a negligee with a note that she
would look wonderful wearing it and plan
a spa day for her so she’s relaxed. Maybe
even take some time away from each other
so that when you meet, the craving and
passion comes back. Passion always comes
from the mind. The body only follows.
If you believe that you’re with the most
beautiful woman in the world like you did
when you married her, you just have to feel
it, accept it and prove it!
THE ANSWERS
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Use her ideas to boost your relationship and, ergo, your life.
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Write in at [email protected], with
“Dear Madhuri” in the subject line.
I have fantasised about having sex in the
kitchen but my girlfriend doesn’t believe in
experimenting. How do I convince her?
Amit A., Mumbai
I’m glad you’re trying to spice things up.
However, you must realise that most
women have an orgasm in the missionary
position on a bed, rather than being tan-
gled in strange postures in various rooms.
You should tell your girlfriend that maybe
sex in the kitchen or anywhere else is not
just about an orgasm. It’s about the ad-
venture and the memories you’re creating
together. Then, there are two ways to ace
this: One, during foreplay, coax her into
the kitchen and find a comfortable spot.
(Clean the kitchen before you begin. Noth-
ing distracts a woman more than wanting
to scream at her maid for not clearing up!)
Dim the lights and draw the curtains if
she’s shy. She may not like voyeuristic sex.
Or, second, start in other areas—the draw-
ing room or the bathroom, and then move
to the kitchen. The cold marble slab may
initially not appeal to her. As Ma Sarita,
tantric sex expert, claims, “Women’s needs
from sex revolve around love, companion-
ship and intimacy whereas a man seeks
excitation, orgasm and ejaculation.” Give
her plenty of love before the excitement.
In all the relationships I’ve had, it’s been a
tough task to decode what turned her on.
What are major turn-ons for a woman?
Kunal R., Bengaluru
The scent of a man is very important. If
you smell good, you’ve already won half
the battle. Then, how you treat a woman:
Making her feel important, giving her
undivided attention, being funny and
smart, not arrogant or too cool... and never
jumping to have sex. Don’t talk about
past relationships or hope for her to meet
your parents on the first date, support
her dreams and be interested in her ideas.
Done this? Be gentle but firm in bed. Know
when to lead and when to let her take over.
In a recent survey of what women wanted
from men, how a man looked or what he
earned was lower than how he made her
feel. I know this may be tough, but try to
remember this. It’ll pay off.
I am in my late 20s, and I’ve been in a rela-
tionship for the last four years. But for the
past year my girlfriend has been pressurising
me to be a “man.” We have an amazing sex
life and a smooth relationship, so I don’t
understand what she means.
Priyank G., Kolkata
It takes time for a man to open up to a
woman about his life and his problems.
And women are always pressurising men
to “share more.” But when they do, women
don’t really want to hear it on a daily basis!
Have you been unloading all your prob-
lems to her too often? Maybe she needs
a little more listening from your side and
less cribbing? Don’t hunt for a mother in
her. Then, make sure the bathroom is clean
and you put away your own ironed clothes
if you’re living with her. Nurture her by
taking her out on dates—she needs to feel
protected. Drop her home if she’s working
late. Take charge of both your goals and
dreams and make decisions. If she has
a wish, fulfil it. If she is upset, angry or
hurt, listen to her. Give advice only when
she asks for it and stop whining in return
about how you’re hurt or upset, too. And
wear a little less pink! Keep an unshaven
look for a few days and try something new
in bed. You’ll be man enough for her to
never look at another male.
I have just gotten into a relationship with
a lovely, funny woman. She doesn’t like the
idea of going out and it is too soon to take
her home. But I really like her and want her.
What should I do?
Brijesh K., Lucknow
Indian women are sometimes shy and con-
servative. So start by taking her out with a
group of friends or on a double date—her
girlfriend and a guy you may know. Do
something casual like watching a movie
or going for coffee. Once you get to know
her better, plan an outing that includes
the things she likes—trekking, going to
the bookstore, a walk in the park, etc. Ask
her if she would like to do it with just you.
Remember, the more you converse, the
closer you will get. Making yourself vulner-
able, open and staying honest always goes
a long way in love.
I have been in a relationship for two years
and it feels like she is the boss in bed. It was
fun, but I’m a little unsatisfied of late. Any
moves I can use?
Andrew T., Bengaluru
Maybe she takes charge in bed because
she feels she needs to. If you show her
how you can please her, she won’t be so
dominating. Here are a few tips:

Experiment with role play. Tell her to
wear your offi ce shirt and nothing under-
neath and come to bed. Or something that
fuels your combined imagination with
household props.

Don’t ask too many questions. “Do you
want me to turn off the lights? Is the AC
okay? Are you comfortable? Do you want to
eat something first?” Stop it!

Tell her what you want. “I want you to
take your clothes off.” “I want you to sit
on that chair.” “I want you to loosen your
hair.” Don’t take her opinion on it. Be firm.

Talk dirty. Ask her how she’s feeling. “Tell
me how much you like it.” “Moan for me.”

Be bold in touching her, not aggressive
and rough, but firm and confident.

Change positions. You don’t need to have
sex in just one way. It’s about having fun
and experimenting in weird ways that lets
you connect with each other better.

Compliment her work, choices, manag-
ing the home, etc. Some women feel they
need to be aggressive in bed to prove a
point that they are superwomen. You must
converse with her enough to make her feel
she’s great in whatever she does.
“Is that a log in
your pocket or are
you just rooting for
us?” said the grass.
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JULY 2014 43 42 JULY 2014
My girlfriend is on good terms with my best
friend and talks a lot about him. I recently
spotted them together in a bar. They said it
was a coincidence. Am I being too possessive?
Aditya L., New Delhi
No, I think it’s time to confront her. There
are no coincidences.
My girlfriend complains that there isn’t
enough foreplay during sex. Got some tips?
Mudit S., Mumbai
Here is a surefire progression of foreplay:
Don’t rush to undress. Kiss a little longer.
Then, play with her hair, ears and neck as
you whisper sweet nothings in her ear:
“You’re so beautiful.” Or “Your hair is so
luscious.” Or “I love the way you kiss.”
Then, gently stroke her back with the tips
of your fingers, and trace down and side-
ways, moving them slowly to her breasts.
Cup and caress them, then gently suck
on her nipples. As she gets more into it,
keep an element of surprise when you go
down on her. Don’t rush it. You should use
props if you need to, such as silk scarves as
blindfolds, or ties and binds. The idea is to
take time before actual coitus.
I’m 30, but older women of 50 really turn me
on. I really want to get with one of them.
Should I? And how can I do it?
Prateek C., Pune
Try your luck, but older women always
come with baggage. They’re not going to
marry you, have your children or meet
your parents. If it’s fun with no emo-
tional attachment that you seek, go for it.
Otherwise, stick to women your own age
who will let you develop the relationship
further if you fall in love.
My girlfriend gets randy while kissing, and
it’s almost like she is chewing on me. It does
turn me on, but she needs to slow down a bit.
How can I tell her without pissing her off?
Saif M., Hyderabad
First, you need to appreciate the fact that
the woman loves kissing you. Tell her that
you would be even more turned on if it
was done slower. Tell her there’s no hurry,
you’re not going anywhere and you want
to please her as well. Probably she’s seen
this in movies, so show her how to kiss
better. Gentle criticism and soft encourage-
ment will help in keeping your lips intact!
I’ve been married for 10 years, tried all kinds
of positions and places. It doesn’t feel as good
in bed as it used to, and I don’t know why.
Frank M., Chennai
A 2012 all-India sex survey showed that
35 percent of women admitted to reading
or watching pornography, as opposed
to just 13 percent a decade ago. You can
start with watching a great porn movie
together! Move on to planning a hotel
night where she’s not worried about her
household problems, so keep a relative/
nanny at home while you’re away for the
night if you have children. Or, plan a longer
vacation without the children. You can also
try to be more romantic and suggestive—
send her a negligee with a note that she
would look wonderful wearing it and plan
a spa day for her so she’s relaxed. Maybe
even take some time away from each other
so that when you meet, the craving and
passion comes back. Passion always comes
from the mind. The body only follows.
If you believe that you’re with the most
beautiful woman in the world like you did
when you married her, you just have to feel
it, accept it and prove it!
THE ANSWERS
MAXIM’s sex and relationships guru, MADHURI BANERJEE, tackles your prime sexual concerns.
Use her ideas to boost your relationship and, ergo, your life.
MAXIM’s sex columnist, MADHURI BANERJEE,
is the author of four best selling novels. Her next
books—Scandalous Housewives : Mumbai and My Clingy
Girlfriend—are releasing soon. She’s also the screenplay
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head-busters every month. Need a (s)explanation?
Write in at [email protected], with
“Dear Madhuri” in the subject line.
I have fantasised about having sex in the
kitchen but my girlfriend doesn’t believe in
experimenting. How do I convince her?
Amit A., Mumbai
I’m glad you’re trying to spice things up.
However, you must realise that most
women have an orgasm in the missionary
position on a bed, rather than being tan-
gled in strange postures in various rooms.
You should tell your girlfriend that maybe
sex in the kitchen or anywhere else is not
just about an orgasm. It’s about the ad-
venture and the memories you’re creating
together. Then, there are two ways to ace
this: One, during foreplay, coax her into
the kitchen and find a comfortable spot.
(Clean the kitchen before you begin. Noth-
ing distracts a woman more than wanting
to scream at her maid for not clearing up!)
Dim the lights and draw the curtains if
she’s shy. She may not like voyeuristic sex.
Or, second, start in other areas—the draw-
ing room or the bathroom, and then move
to the kitchen. The cold marble slab may
initially not appeal to her. As Ma Sarita,
tantric sex expert, claims, “Women’s needs
from sex revolve around love, companion-
ship and intimacy whereas a man seeks
excitation, orgasm and ejaculation.” Give
her plenty of love before the excitement.
In all the relationships I’ve had, it’s been a
tough task to decode what turned her on.
What are major turn-ons for a woman?
Kunal R., Bengaluru
The scent of a man is very important. If
you smell good, you’ve already won half
the battle. Then, how you treat a woman:
Making her feel important, giving her
undivided attention, being funny and
smart, not arrogant or too cool... and never
jumping to have sex. Don’t talk about
past relationships or hope for her to meet
your parents on the first date, support
her dreams and be interested in her ideas.
Done this? Be gentle but firm in bed. Know
when to lead and when to let her take over.
In a recent survey of what women wanted
from men, how a man looked or what he
earned was lower than how he made her
feel. I know this may be tough, but try to
remember this. It’ll pay off.
I am in my late 20s, and I’ve been in a rela-
tionship for the last four years. But for the
past year my girlfriend has been pressurising
me to be a “man.” We have an amazing sex
life and a smooth relationship, so I don’t
understand what she means.
Priyank G., Kolkata
It takes time for a man to open up to a
woman about his life and his problems.
And women are always pressurising men
to “share more.” But when they do, women
don’t really want to hear it on a daily basis!
Have you been unloading all your prob-
lems to her too often? Maybe she needs
a little more listening from your side and
less cribbing? Don’t hunt for a mother in
her. Then, make sure the bathroom is clean
and you put away your own ironed clothes
if you’re living with her. Nurture her by
taking her out on dates—she needs to feel
protected. Drop her home if she’s working
late. Take charge of both your goals and
dreams and make decisions. If she has
a wish, fulfil it. If she is upset, angry or
hurt, listen to her. Give advice only when
she asks for it and stop whining in return
about how you’re hurt or upset, too. And
wear a little less pink! Keep an unshaven
look for a few days and try something new
in bed. You’ll be man enough for her to
never look at another male.
I have just gotten into a relationship with
a lovely, funny woman. She doesn’t like the
idea of going out and it is too soon to take
her home. But I really like her and want her.
What should I do?
Brijesh K., Lucknow
Indian women are sometimes shy and con-
servative. So start by taking her out with a
group of friends or on a double date—her
girlfriend and a guy you may know. Do
something casual like watching a movie
or going for coffee. Once you get to know
her better, plan an outing that includes
the things she likes—trekking, going to
the bookstore, a walk in the park, etc. Ask
her if she would like to do it with just you.
Remember, the more you converse, the
closer you will get. Making yourself vulner-
able, open and staying honest always goes
a long way in love.
I have been in a relationship for two years
and it feels like she is the boss in bed. It was
fun, but I’m a little unsatisfied of late. Any
moves I can use?
Andrew T., Bengaluru
Maybe she takes charge in bed because
she feels she needs to. If you show her
how you can please her, she won’t be so
dominating. Here are a few tips:

Experiment with role play. Tell her to
wear your offi ce shirt and nothing under-
neath and come to bed. Or something that
fuels your combined imagination with
household props.

Don’t ask too many questions. “Do you
want me to turn off the lights? Is the AC
okay? Are you comfortable? Do you want to
eat something first?” Stop it!

Tell her what you want. “I want you to
take your clothes off.” “I want you to sit
on that chair.” “I want you to loosen your
hair.” Don’t take her opinion on it. Be firm.

Talk dirty. Ask her how she’s feeling. “Tell
me how much you like it.” “Moan for me.”

Be bold in touching her, not aggressive
and rough, but firm and confident.

Change positions. You don’t need to have
sex in just one way. It’s about having fun
and experimenting in weird ways that lets
you connect with each other better.

Compliment her work, choices, manag-
ing the home, etc. Some women feel they
need to be aggressive in bed to prove a
point that they are superwomen. You must
converse with her enough to make her feel
she’s great in whatever she does.
“Is that a log in
your pocket or are
you just rooting for
us?” said the grass.
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Rope climbing is not just for
your arms. It’s a full-body
workout, and you really need
to use your legs as you go up
to lock in the rope, otherwise
your upper body will tire too
fast. To start of, grab the
rope high and let it fall on the
outside of your left leg. Kick
your right foot underneath
and let the rope drape over
it. This creates a kind of rope
ledge you can stand on with
your left foot. It’s easier than
it sounds. Even just wrapping
the rope around your leg will
create friction, reducing the
efort you have to put in with
your arms.
BEGINNER’S ADJUSTMENT
If you can’t climb the rope
at first, just lie down on the
ground on your back and
lift your arms up to hold on
to it. Use your arms to climb
the rope, pulling yourself up
until you’re in a full standing
position. This is a great way to
develop that basic strength,
and it’s safe because you
never leave the ground. You
can also find a gym with a
rock-climbing wall, preferably
a rotating one you can control
the angle on, which can be
easier on your muscles but
still a fun challenge.
MENTAL MANOEUVRE:
MATHEMATICS
We’re not talking two plus
two here. Call it marksman
math. When you’re running
or bored, calculate how much
time it’ll take you to reach
a point at diferent intervals
or how much the incline will
afect your time. Try to keep
some estimates fresh in your
mind. That’s the trick, no
matter what you’re doing, or
repetition: Think it through
over and over to keep sharp.
F RE E - WE I GHT FANTAST I C
ROPE AND CHANGE
When you’re in the field, you need limbs of
titanium and real basic stamina.
PHYSICAL EXERCISE: RUNS AND ROPES
Run one kilometre, and then climb up and down a 20- to 25-foot
rope, and continue to alternate between these two exercises till
you reach six-kilometres’ worth. Once you’ve mastered this, add a
weighted vest (around five kg) to your runs and climbs.
Get of your butt and into fighting shape.
WORK OUT
LIKE A
WARRIOR
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M A X I M
MENTAL MANOEUVRE: MAKE IT A LIFESTYLE
The psychological aspect of these moves goes directly back to the physical
exercise. Pushing yourself to the max with that one extra rep, and then another,
and then one on top of that builds mental strength. Pushing yourself physically
also works as a motivator so that when you’re beat down by life you know you can
persevere. Before you head out and you’re stressing out, you can also clear your
mind with a solid workout—and knowing that you’re prepared to deal with things
physically helps you out mentally. By maintaining a high level of fitness, you can
be confident that if something were to suddenly go wrong, you already have the
experience to deal with it. Why? Because you’ve adopted this as a lifestyle. As you
train over the years, months and weeks, all the way down to the last minute, you’re
ensuring you’re physically strong every day, and that makes you mentally strong.
A 5,000-metre row or a five-km timed run
Twenty squats with a PVC bar, 10
lunges (bar optional); 10 sets each
Ten minutes of core exercises, such as planks or just extending your legs
six inches of the ground
Ten pull-ups and 25 push-ups for 10 sets 1
4 5
2
OUT DOOR AWE S OME
GET ALL-TIME STRONG
This gym-free workout will make you fitter than any
muscle-bound moron piling on the plates.
PHYSICAL EXERCISE: PULL-UPS AS PART OF A
60-MINUTE ROUTINE
You don’t have to treat a workout like it’s a job. It’s essential to have
a full body of functionality and for any guy on earth, pull-ups are a
particularly crucial aspect of achieving that.
3 Five sets of 30 dips on a dip bar
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4 M O N T H 2 0 1 2

M A X I M
MENTAL MANOEUVRE: MAKE IT A LIFESTYLE
The psychological aspect of these moves goes directly back to the physical
exercise. Pushing yourself to the max with that one extra rep, and then another,
and then one on top of that builds mental strength. Pushing yourself physically
also works as a motivator so that when you’re beat down by life you know you can
persevere. Before you head out and you’re stressing out, you can also clear your
mind with a solid workout—and knowing that you’re prepared to deal with things
physically helps you out mentally. By maintaining a high level of fitness, you can
be confident that if something were to suddenly go wrong, you already have the
experience to deal with it. Why? Because you’ve adopted this as a lifestyle. As you
train over the years, months and weeks, all the way down to the last minute, you’re
ensuring you’re physically strong every day, and that makes you mentally strong.
A 5,000-metre row or a five-km timed run
Twenty squats with a PVC bar, 10
lunges (bar optional); 10 sets each
Ten minutes of core exercises, such as planks or just extending your legs
six inches of the ground
Ten pull-ups and 25 push-ups for 10 sets 1
4 5
2
OUT DOOR AWE S OME
GET ALL-TIME STRONG
This gym-free workout will make you fitter than any
muscle-bound moron piling on the plates.
PHYSICAL EXERCISE: PULL-UPS AS PART OF A
60-MINUTE ROUTINE
You don’t have to treat a workout like it’s a job. It’s essential to have
a full body of functionality and for any guy on earth, pull-ups are a
particularly crucial aspect of achieving that.
3 Five sets of 30 dips on a dip bar
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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
A backpack that weighs
between 10-15 kilogrammes.
Have a substantial amount of
food and water with you.
WHERE TO GO
Try a varied terrain where
you’ll hit hills and have to
navigate through water and
undergrowth. So, you can
head to a park or run up steep
roads or climb hills just to
build your physical stamina.
AND HOW FAR
The idea is for you to be able
to do a ruck two to four times
a month as a team, and then
ruck on your own outside that.
It’s too strenuous to do every
day, and particularly hard on
the knees. So, start of with
about five km, especially on
your own. Rucking is also a
great team-building exercise,
so feel free to invite a buddy
along. Don’t injure yourself:
Start small and build up to a
level you can sustain once a
month, and then once a week.
MENTAL MANOEUVRE:
GET ORGANISED
Each man usually has his
own way of getting his stuf
together. When you get back
from a session of rucking, put
all your stuf back exactly as it
was before. Then, start of by
cleaning your equipment and
gear, and then go through the
rest of the items in the same
order. This basically creates
muscle memory, and instils a
certain amount of discipline.
You’re subconsciously
preparing yourself for
disorder, but by dealing with it
in an orderly way.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
For a burpee, begin in a
standing position. Drop into
a squat position with your
hands on the ground. Kick
your feet back, while keeping
your arms extended, then
immediately return your feet
to the squat position. Jump
up from the squat position.
That’s one burpee. For this
routine, have a watch or clock
nearby. The first minute you
do one burpee, the second
you do two, the next one you
do three. Continue this at the
top of every minute and go
on until you can’t sustain the
prescribed amount of burpees
within those 60 seconds.
BURPEES AND SWIMMING
Start in the deep end of the
pool, swim 100 metres, hop
out, and do 10 burpees,
then get back in the pool for
another lap. To make it more
intense, you can implement
a jump onto a 24-inch box
before the burpee. Instead of
swimming laps, you can also
do sprints between burpees.
MENTAL MANOEUVRE:
AN EXTREME SOLO
CHALLENGE
The idea is to evolve your
own insane day, like a
combination of a 2,000-metre
swim, a 25-km hike, a 5-km
run, and a 10-km bike ride.
Trying to do something that’s
outside the norm of what you
would do. Pushing yourself
through whatever hurts and
finishing will give you the
mental confidence to know
you can push yourself.
S P ORT- I F Y YOURS E L F
PROUD AND EXTREME
Stop complaining and get down to it.
PHYSICAL EXERCISE: RUCKING
Rucking—the slang for carrying heavy loads over rough terrain—is
a crucial part of a soldier’s training. This requires a high amount of
full-body stamina. If you’re into adventure or would like to get into
a high-intensity hike, this routine will work very well.
DE T E RMI NAT I ON F I RST
GET RUCKED UP
The idea is to become ready for any challenge.
PHYSICAL EXERCISE: EXTREME BURPEES
The “burpee” is a demanding exercise that can be incorporated
into high-intensity swimming. It’s a full-body workout that is
good for overall physical mobility and can also be turned into a
solid cardio routine that’ll help you shed weight.
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1. MEN’S ROGAINE unscented
hair regrowth foam, `1,900
rogaine.com
2. CLEAR MEN anti-dandruff
shampoo and conditioner,
`300
clearhaircare.com
3. TRUMAN’S The Finisher
control paste, `1,100
trumans-nyc.com
4. PAUL MITCHELL tea tree
lavender mint moisturising
shampoo, `850
paulmitchell.com
5. HANZ DE FUKO sponge
wax, `1,100
hanzdefuko.com
6. CONAIR FOR MEN
handheld boar-bristle brush,
`500
conairformen.com
7. AMERICAN CREW
alternator styling and
finishing spray, `900
americancrew.com
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Hair Helpers
Tame that mane with these
targeted products.
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1. VALENTINO Uomo,
`5,800
valentino.com
2. NIVEN MORGAN Rue
1807 Black Cypress,
`3,800
nivenmorgan.com
3. DIOR Homme,
`5,100
dior.com
4. FAN DI FENDI Pour
Homme Assoluto,
`5,000
fendi.com
5. BOSS Bottled
Unlimited,
`4,500
hugoboss.com
6. DOLCE & GABBANA
Velvet Wood,
`12,700
dolcegabbana.com
7. BULGARI Aqua Amara,
`5,600
bulgari.com
52 JULY 2014
CIRCUS MAXIMUS GROOMING
Whiff Makers
Trade up to a new scent.
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0714-CM_Grooming_FINAL II time.indd 4-5 26/06/14 2:42 PM
FILL YOUR INNER EMPTINESS WITH MATERIAL GOODS
The Harley-Davidson Street 750
is the legendary bike maker’s
first all-new model in 13 years.
T
he brand new Harley-Davidson 750 marks the
company’s first lightweight motorcycle since the
1974 Sprint. Like all Harleys, the 750 boasts of
muscular, macho looks that are enhanced by the
classic round headlamp and elongated fuel tank. Its
750-cc liquid-cooled V-Twin engine has been
engineered to adhere to urban riding. (The liquid
cooling regulates temperature even when everyone
around you is losing their head in the heat.) Supplying
power to this powerful engine is the six-speed
transmission, which helps the hunk churn out 60 Nm of
torque. Those who are not blessed with good genes
(like us), don’t fret, because the 750 has a low seat
( just 25.4 inches off the ground) and a narrow frame
that allows it to fit between your legs.
54 JULY 2014
SCENE STEELER
SPEC CHECK
Engine
750-cc liquid-cooled,
Revolution X V-Twin
Length
2,225 mm
Ground Clearance
145 mm
Torque
60 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
0714-Stuff_Opener-Ride_FINAL II time.indd 2-3 26/06/14 2:46 PM
FILL YOUR INNER EMPTINESS WITH MATERIAL GOODS
The Harley-Davidson Street 750
is the legendary bike maker’s
first all-new model in 13 years.
T
he brand new Harley-Davidson 750 marks the
company’s first lightweight motorcycle since the
1974 Sprint. Like all Harleys, the 750 boasts of
muscular, macho looks that are enhanced by the
classic round headlamp and elongated fuel tank. Its
750-cc liquid-cooled V-Twin engine has been
engineered to adhere to urban riding. (The liquid
cooling regulates temperature even when everyone
around you is losing their head in the heat.) Supplying
power to this powerful engine is the six-speed
transmission, which helps the hunk churn out 60 Nm of
torque. Those who are not blessed with good genes
(like us), don’t fret, because the 750 has a low seat
( just 25.4 inches off the ground) and a narrow frame
that allows it to fit between your legs.
54 JULY 2014
SCENE STEELER
SPEC CHECK
Engine
750-cc liquid-cooled,
Revolution X V-Twin
Length
2,225 mm
Ground Clearance
145 mm
Torque
60 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
0714-Stuff_Opener-Ride_FINAL II time.indd 2-3 26/06/14 2:46 PM
Speeding down the highway in a 325-kmph
Lamborghini Huracán, passing car after car,
you feel extremely special. As you sit behind the
wheel of this 10-cylinder, 610-hp beast, which
replaces the Gallardo, Lambor ghini’s all-time top
seller, the Huracán is the least expensive model
in Lambo’s lineup. The styling is cleaner than
the Gallar do, its profile defined by a single line
RAGING BULL
We took the new, utterly insane Lamborghini Huracán for a test drive… and lived to tell the tale.
Text Patrick Carone
STUFF BOOM!
that seamlessly merges the nose, cockpit, and
tail. Pronounced “oo-rah-KAHN,” the Huracán
can accelerate from 0 to 124 in 9.9 seconds. The
experience is utterly exhilarating, somewhat
nauseating, and—despite the ludicrous speed
and acceleration—only slightly terrifying. The
car’s smoothness, Lamborghini’s head test driver
Richard Antinucci’s skill and super cabin comfort
are probably responsible. The interiors are
swaddled in supple, fragrant leather (somehow
Lambo interiors even smell dangerous). Aren’t
Italian sports cars notoriously cramped and
excruciatingly painful to ride in? No way, says
Antinucci. “Just feel the side of your seat. There
are inclinations, vertical and back-and-forth
adjustments, and lumbar support,” he says.
Even when you’re driving the speed limit in the
Huracán, you feel like you’re doing something
illegal—that’s how evil this automobile is. Though
the acceleration is dramatic, it’s also shockingly
smooth, thanks to the Huracán’s double-clutch
transmission, the first for a Lamborghini. The
roar of the engine, mere inches from your
head, is almost deafening. Bucking recent
automotive trends, Lambo didn’t put in a
turbo- or supercharger, just an old-fashioned,
awesomely massive 5.2-litre engine. You tend to
agree with Antinucci when, as we pull back into
traf c and I adjust to strada, or street, mode, he
says the car “is about as easy to drive as any car
out there. The only diference is, underneath,
it is a monster waiting to be awoken.” What do
the folks at Lambo suppose the late Ferruccio
Lamborghini—who founded the company
in 1963—would think of the Huracán? See,
Ferruccio started the company after getting into
a fight with Enzo Ferrari about who could make
the better sports car. (Yes, Lamborghini was
founded out of spite.) He’d be proud and would
immediately recognise the car as a Lamborghini,
is the resounding answer.
56 JULY 2014
JULY 2014 57
SPEC CHECK
Top speed
325 kmph
Acceleration 0-100 kmph
3.2 seconds
Engine
5.2-litre V-10, 40-valve
Maximum power
610 hp @ 8,250 rpm
Maximum torque
560 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
0714-ST_Boom_FINAL II time.indd 2-3 26/06/14 2:52 PM
Speeding down the highway in a 325-kmph
Lamborghini Huracán, passing car after car,
you feel extremely special. As you sit behind the
wheel of this 10-cylinder, 610-hp beast, which
replaces the Gallardo, Lambor ghini’s all-time top
seller, the Huracán is the least expensive model
in Lambo’s lineup. The styling is cleaner than
the Gallar do, its profile defined by a single line
RAGING BULL
We took the new, utterly insane Lamborghini Huracán for a test drive… and lived to tell the tale.
Text Patrick Carone
STUFF BOOM!
that seamlessly merges the nose, cockpit, and
tail. Pronounced “oo-rah-KAHN,” the Huracán
can accelerate from 0 to 124 in 9.9 seconds. The
experience is utterly exhilarating, somewhat
nauseating, and—despite the ludicrous speed
and acceleration—only slightly terrifying. The
car’s smoothness, Lamborghini’s head test driver
Richard Antinucci’s skill and super cabin comfort
are probably responsible. The interiors are
swaddled in supple, fragrant leather (somehow
Lambo interiors even smell dangerous). Aren’t
Italian sports cars notoriously cramped and
excruciatingly painful to ride in? No way, says
Antinucci. “Just feel the side of your seat. There
are inclinations, vertical and back-and-forth
adjustments, and lumbar support,” he says.
Even when you’re driving the speed limit in the
Huracán, you feel like you’re doing something
illegal—that’s how evil this automobile is. Though
the acceleration is dramatic, it’s also shockingly
smooth, thanks to the Huracán’s double-clutch
transmission, the first for a Lamborghini. The
roar of the engine, mere inches from your
head, is almost deafening. Bucking recent
automotive trends, Lambo didn’t put in a
turbo- or supercharger, just an old-fashioned,
awesomely massive 5.2-litre engine. You tend to
agree with Antinucci when, as we pull back into
traf c and I adjust to strada, or street, mode, he
says the car “is about as easy to drive as any car
out there. The only diference is, underneath,
it is a monster waiting to be awoken.” What do
the folks at Lambo suppose the late Ferruccio
Lamborghini—who founded the company
in 1963—would think of the Huracán? See,
Ferruccio started the company after getting into
a fight with Enzo Ferrari about who could make
the better sports car. (Yes, Lamborghini was
founded out of spite.) He’d be proud and would
immediately recognise the car as a Lamborghini,
is the resounding answer.
56 JULY 2014
JULY 2014 57
SPEC CHECK
Top speed
325 kmph
Acceleration 0-100 kmph
3.2 seconds
Engine
5.2-litre V-10, 40-valve
Maximum power
610 hp @ 8,250 rpm
Maximum torque
560 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
0714-ST_Boom_FINAL II time.indd 2-3 26/06/14 2:52 PM
STUFF OUTSIDE
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T R E K MAT E
7
When the going gets tough, these companions
will get you through safely.
10 THINK WET
The Klean Kanteen
Insulated bottle triples
as a splash-proof mug,
a thermos and a bottle.
Durable, double-walled
construction and vacuum
insulation assures that
beverages stay hot for up
to six hours, while iced
drinks stay frosty for more
than 24. Equipped with a
leak-proof cap, you can
clip it onto your bag or
painlessly throw it in. Plus,
rounded corners make the
bottle easy to clean and the
stainless steel interior won’t
retain or impart flavours.
1,700, kleankanteen.com
JULY 2014 59
1 CHALLENGE TIME
Designed to withstand
gruelling conditions, the
Casio G-Shock Rangeman
GW9400-1 is the watch
you wanna have while
climbing those peaks or
going underwater. The
Rangeman collection has
a shock-resistant triple
sensor, which shows
altitude, barometric
pressure, temperature and
direction at the touch of
a button. Plus, it is more
durable than your virginity
in high school.
18,000, gshock.com
2 LIGHT IT UP
The killer flashlight, the LED
Lenser P7.2, just got better.
Powered by only four AAA
batteries, it has a range
of over 260 metres and is
now 60 percent brighter.
It also boasts of a number
of new features, such as a
larger switch—which comes
in handy when operating
wearing gloves—and a
“recalculated” lens. Plus,
improved ergonomics
will impress demanding
pointers. Just keep it away
from our eyes on a dark
night, will you?
6,000, amazon.com
3 POINT AND PLAY
True, point-n-shoots can’t
compare to the picture
quality of DSLRs, but the
latter cost a bomb. The
entry-level Nikon D-SLR
D3300 could be the
answer: It comes with two
lenses, 18-55 mm and
55-200 mm, and packs
a mighty 24.2 megapixel
DX-format CMOS sensor
and the EXPEED 4 image
processing system. It’s also
equipped with a variety of
special efects for images
and videos. Thinking of
using the efects to hide
those flaws? Us too.
46,950, nikon.co.in
4 GO LOUD
The Sony XSP-N1BT cradle
receiver is a handy gizmo
that turns your smartphone
into a car stereo. It also
has a one-touch NFC
connection feature that lets
you connect your phone
and have complete control
of music, navigation, phone
calls and text messages...
with the car’s tuner. It also
works well as a standalone
car radio with CD, USB
and radio functions.
The best bit? Its smart
docking mechanism can
accommodate almost any
smartphone, and still have
room for your ego.
12,990, sony.co.in
5 COSY UP
The outdoors a bit harsh
for you? Try the Macpac
Latitude 700 XP sleeping
bag, which traps warm
air (heated by your body)
and cocoons you even in
extreme weather. The outer
shell is water-resistant,
wind-proof and breathable,
and it weighs a feathery
1.45 kg. Can it take the
boy-girl action wear and
tear? We can’t tell. Yet.
44,500, macpac.co.nz
6 DO IT LIKE BUGS
There are some great
high-end cans, but the
NoiseHush BT500
Bluetooth earmufs could
be the perfect cold-
weather headphones.
Made with 100 percent
wool and genuine suede,
they keep you warm while
churning out high-quality
sound, thanks to 27-mm
neodymium drivers.
These cans work with any
Bluetooth device and we’re
sure girls will find them
cute. You? Sorry, we ofer
no such guarantee.
5,500, noisehush.com
7 GET IT ON
You don’t need to carry
several jackets and inners
to keep yourself warm,
because The North
Face Anden Triclimate
lightweight jacket will take
the weather on, on your
behalf. It consists of a multi-
layer formula for waterproof
protection, moisture
permeability and durability.
Its HyVent tech utilises a
polyurethane coating that
maintains breathability
while keeping you toasty.
13,000, thenorthface.com
8 FIRE IT UP
The BioLite BaseCamp is
one solid solution—it’s just
not an easy-to-carry grill...
it also turns wood heat into
electricity. Yup, yup, we
couldn’t believe it either.
It converts heat from fire
into usable power (called
“electricity,” you Luddite) via
a thermoelectric generator.
Even better, it produces
enough energy to charge
most of your devices. But,
then again, why are you
trekking if you want to stay
constantly connected?
Missing your boss, are you?
p.o.r., kickstarter.com
9 PUT A BAG ON
The Boreas Sapa Trek is
not just a bag, it is your
mess being sorted for
you as you fill stuf in. The
organiser travel pack is
built like a back-country
pack, with extra pockets—a
tri-zip opening, two stretch
side-pockets, an internal
segmented pocket, a
waterproof pocket and a
hydration port. To boost
carrying comfort, it has a
removable frame and a
moulded EVA foam back
panel. And in case you’d
like to travel light, you can
use the compression straps
to make it slimmer. Finally, a
place to systematically hold
all your accessories as you
pile stuf into one bag.
12,000, boreasgear.com
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STUFF OUTSIDE
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3
4
6
7
8
9
10
58 JULY 2014
T R E K MAT E
7
When the going gets tough, these companions
will get you through safely.
10 THINK WET
The Klean Kanteen
Insulated bottle triples
as a splash-proof mug,
a thermos and a bottle.
Durable, double-walled
construction and vacuum
insulation assures that
beverages stay hot for up
to six hours, while iced
drinks stay frosty for more
than 24. Equipped with a
leak-proof cap, you can
clip it onto your bag or
painlessly throw it in. Plus,
rounded corners make the
bottle easy to clean and the
stainless steel interior won’t
retain or impart flavours.
1,700, kleankanteen.com
JULY 2014 59
1 CHALLENGE TIME
Designed to withstand
gruelling conditions, the
Casio G-Shock Rangeman
GW9400-1 is the watch
you wanna have while
climbing those peaks or
going underwater. The
Rangeman collection has
a shock-resistant triple
sensor, which shows
altitude, barometric
pressure, temperature and
direction at the touch of
a button. Plus, it is more
durable than your virginity
in high school.
18,000, gshock.com
2 LIGHT IT UP
The killer flashlight, the LED
Lenser P7.2, just got better.
Powered by only four AAA
batteries, it has a range
of over 260 metres and is
now 60 percent brighter.
It also boasts of a number
of new features, such as a
larger switch—which comes
in handy when operating
wearing gloves—and a
“recalculated” lens. Plus,
improved ergonomics
will impress demanding
pointers. Just keep it away
from our eyes on a dark
night, will you?
6,000, amazon.com
3 POINT AND PLAY
True, point-n-shoots can’t
compare to the picture
quality of DSLRs, but the
latter cost a bomb. The
entry-level Nikon D-SLR
D3300 could be the
answer: It comes with two
lenses, 18-55 mm and
55-200 mm, and packs
a mighty 24.2 megapixel
DX-format CMOS sensor
and the EXPEED 4 image
processing system. It’s also
equipped with a variety of
special efects for images
and videos. Thinking of
using the efects to hide
those flaws? Us too.
46,950, nikon.co.in
4 GO LOUD
The Sony XSP-N1BT cradle
receiver is a handy gizmo
that turns your smartphone
into a car stereo. It also
has a one-touch NFC
connection feature that lets
you connect your phone
and have complete control
of music, navigation, phone
calls and text messages...
with the car’s tuner. It also
works well as a standalone
car radio with CD, USB
and radio functions.
The best bit? Its smart
docking mechanism can
accommodate almost any
smartphone, and still have
room for your ego.
12,990, sony.co.in
5 COSY UP
The outdoors a bit harsh
for you? Try the Macpac
Latitude 700 XP sleeping
bag, which traps warm
air (heated by your body)
and cocoons you even in
extreme weather. The outer
shell is water-resistant,
wind-proof and breathable,
and it weighs a feathery
1.45 kg. Can it take the
boy-girl action wear and
tear? We can’t tell. Yet.
44,500, macpac.co.nz
6 DO IT LIKE BUGS
There are some great
high-end cans, but the
NoiseHush BT500
Bluetooth earmufs could
be the perfect cold-
weather headphones.
Made with 100 percent
wool and genuine suede,
they keep you warm while
churning out high-quality
sound, thanks to 27-mm
neodymium drivers.
These cans work with any
Bluetooth device and we’re
sure girls will find them
cute. You? Sorry, we ofer
no such guarantee.
5,500, noisehush.com
7 GET IT ON
You don’t need to carry
several jackets and inners
to keep yourself warm,
because The North
Face Anden Triclimate
lightweight jacket will take
the weather on, on your
behalf. It consists of a multi-
layer formula for waterproof
protection, moisture
permeability and durability.
Its HyVent tech utilises a
polyurethane coating that
maintains breathability
while keeping you toasty.
13,000, thenorthface.com
8 FIRE IT UP
The BioLite BaseCamp is
one solid solution—it’s just
not an easy-to-carry grill...
it also turns wood heat into
electricity. Yup, yup, we
couldn’t believe it either.
It converts heat from fire
into usable power (called
“electricity,” you Luddite) via
a thermoelectric generator.
Even better, it produces
enough energy to charge
most of your devices. But,
then again, why are you
trekking if you want to stay
constantly connected?
Missing your boss, are you?
p.o.r., kickstarter.com
9 PUT A BAG ON
The Boreas Sapa Trek is
not just a bag, it is your
mess being sorted for
you as you fill stuf in. The
organiser travel pack is
built like a back-country
pack, with extra pockets—a
tri-zip opening, two stretch
side-pockets, an internal
segmented pocket, a
waterproof pocket and a
hydration port. To boost
carrying comfort, it has a
removable frame and a
moulded EVA foam back
panel. And in case you’d
like to travel light, you can
use the compression straps
to make it slimmer. Finally, a
place to systematically hold
all your accessories as you
pile stuf into one bag.
12,000, boreasgear.com
5
0714-ST_Gizmos_FINAL II time.indd 2-3 26/06/14 2:57 PM
1 PlayStation TV
Sony confirmed its existence at E3, but gave
no specifics on rollout. The PSTV is a shot
across Apple’s bow, a device that provides
the exact same services as AppleTV and
allows users to play games. PSTV hinges on
the PlayStation Now service, and if all goes
well, this should come out before 2015.
2 Alienware Alpha Steam Box
Two of the most recognisable names in
PC gaming come together to create a
dedicated rig that won’t cost gamers their
inheritance. That said, the Alpha is meant
to be comparable to an Xbox One or a PS4,
which means that anyone searching for
super high-end graphics will have to do a
little building.
3 Playseat
Only extraordinarily-dedicated gamers
(and truly incompetent interior decorators)
are going to plunk down cash for a special
chair designed to fully immerse them in the
action. That’s why the Playseat bucket-seat
surrounds players with speakers and a base
motor that shakes when drivers skid off the
track. A lot of fun, nonetheless.
4 Razer Junglecat
This brand has made impressive gaming
headsets, full-blown handheld gaming PCs,
and even social media-minded wearable
tech. The newest endeavour tackles app
gaming. The Junglecat is a controller/case
that snuggles around your iPhone and
slides out to reveal a directional pad and
four buttons that will work with hundreds of
games. Screens are going to get a lot less
greasy, we say.
5 Nyko Charge Base Pro
These guys stumble on some great ideas,
and their best new offering is this next-gen
controller charging station that looks like
part of the console and makes those late-
night AA battery runs a thing of the past.
6 PlayStation’s Project Morpheus
The prototype VR device promises to deliver
some of the biggest PS first-party games in
a way that you’ve never seen (read: a way
that the Oculus Rift might have done, had it
not been acquired by Facebook). It may not
have a price or a release date yet, but with
Sony behind it, Project Morpheus has the
potential to dominate as immersive gaming
hits the mass market.
E3’S BOSS HARDWARE
E3 2014 wasn’t just about updated franchises. Game-changing tech was everywhere, a celebration
of new platforms, accessories and modifications. Here’s a look at the best stuff on the expo floor.
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She’s one of the
most successful supermodels
on Earth—a globe-trotting
goddess whose
boyfriend just happens
to be one of the
world’s most celebrated athletes.
Now, with Hercules hitting
the big screen,
Irina Shayk stakes her claim
as the ultimate girl
of summer.
Text LOGAN HILL
Photographs RUSSELL JAMES
Shayk
IT UP
JULY 2014 63
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She’s one of the
most successful supermodels
on Earth—a globe-trotting
goddess whose
boyfriend just happens
to be one of the
world’s most celebrated athletes.
Now, with Hercules hitting
the big screen,
Irina Shayk stakes her claim
as the ultimate girl
of summer.
Text LOGAN HILL
Photographs RUSSELL JAMES
Shayk
IT UP
JULY 2014 63
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“ODAY I’M JUST EASY-BREEZY,” SAYS IRINA
Shayk, with impossibly full lips and a
thick Russian accent to rival that of any
Bond girl. “No make-up, no hair: I don’t
want to look like a model when I’m in
New York City.”
Of course, that doesn’t stop everyone
from rubbernecking as she plops down
on a couch, fresh from Pilates class,
tendrils of dark hair trailing in the
wind, her endless legs extended in
skintight yoga pants. Most New York
models are so freakishly thin, they
appear to be stretched fun-house-mirror
reflections of pretty people. Shayk, who
just arrived from Brazil and flies off to
China in two days, is an old-school,
unapologetic bombshell—one with a
chip on her shoulder.
“People don’t realise that models are
not just size-zero clothes hangers,” she
says, gesturing to the curves of her hips
and noting that the mean-girl
roommates of her youth told her she’d
never make it in the business. “I’m not a
size zero. Thank God, because that’s how
I got my apartment!”
Being able to afford that condo is more
than a matter of pride. “A lot of girls say,
‘I was seven years old; I wanted to dress
up,’ ” Shayk notes, affecting a baby voice.
“My story is different because we had
nothing to eat!”
Shayk’s father, a coal miner, died
when she was 14 and left her music
teacher mother to provide for the family
on $25 a week, in Yemanzhelinsk,
Russia. A few years later, a bus-stop ad
led Shayk and her sister to beauty
school, where Irina was discovered by a
local scout. Then she hustled her way
from Miss Chelyabinsk 2004 to high-
fashion Parisian model to Sports
Illustrated swimsuit babe in just three
years. She made the cover in 2011, the
first Russian to do so.
“For me, it’s business, not a hobby,
like, ‘Oh, I got $20,000 and I’m going to
spend it on shoes,’ ” she says confidently,
all eye contact, no hiding behind her
hair, no cutesy flirtation. “What’s the
part I enjoy the most? The financial part.
The independence.”
Sure, Shayk says, the international
travel and glamorous parties can be fun,
but all that dressing up is gruelling. She
skips red-carpet movie premieres
because it’s “so much work getting
dressed up!” She avoids hanging out
with models because “fashion is the last
thing I want to talk about.” She prefers
events like the White House
Correspondents’ Dinner, where she can
mingle with politicians, writers and TV
stars from her favourite show, Scandal—
anyone but the people she’s surrounded
by every day.
“A lot of models go cuckoo: They cry,
they have breakdowns and talk about
what they had for lunch, how many
pictures they took. And I just want to
kill myself! I see it as my work: Once it’s
done, it’s done.”
Shayk has made her screen debut
opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in
Brett Ratner’s Hercules. “Every time I get
a script, it’s, like, bartender… stripper…
and I don’t think I would make a bad
bartender or stripper, you know?” She
sashays a little in her seat. “But Greek
mythology! Irina is a Greek name, so I
think: Maybe it’s destiny?”
In real life, Shayk is half of an even
more mythic couple. She dates the
frequently shirtless football star,
Cristiano Ronaldo, who is averaging a
goal per game this year with Real
Madrid, and is the reigning FIFA World
Player of the Year. Ronaldo once said:
“Because I am rich, handsome and a
great player, people are envious of me.”
Another woman might fade into the
background, but Shayk is nobody’s arm
candy. “I never take the backseat,” she
says. “Maybe if you’re lucky, you can
have a front seat, too.”
Shayk says she and Ronaldo, the son
of a Portuguese cook and gardener, are
strivers who share the same drive to
achieve. “He’s very competitive; I’m
definitely very competitive,” she
explains. “I’m not a person who cares
about people’s opinions, and neither is
he. Some people like you; some people
hate you. You have to be strong.”
This summer, the power couple could
be the unoffi cial king and queen of
Brazil’s World Cup. Ronaldo suits up for
Portugal in what’s being called the
“Group of Death” opposite three-time
champs Germany, Ghana and the US.
The Russian model doesn’t even pretend
she’ll be rooting for the US. “There’s no
team I hate,” she says, smiling serenely.
“But I support my boyfriend.”
PILYQ BARCELONA bikini
bottom, ISHARYA cuff
JULY 2014 65
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“ODAY I’M JUST EASY-BREEZY,” SAYS IRINA
Shayk, with impossibly full lips and a
thick Russian accent to rival that of any
Bond girl. “No make-up, no hair: I don’t
want to look like a model when I’m in
New York City.”
Of course, that doesn’t stop everyone
from rubbernecking as she plops down
on a couch, fresh from Pilates class,
tendrils of dark hair trailing in the
wind, her endless legs extended in
skintight yoga pants. Most New York
models are so freakishly thin, they
appear to be stretched fun-house-mirror
reflections of pretty people. Shayk, who
just arrived from Brazil and flies off to
China in two days, is an old-school,
unapologetic bombshell—one with a
chip on her shoulder.
“People don’t realise that models are
not just size-zero clothes hangers,” she
says, gesturing to the curves of her hips
and noting that the mean-girl
roommates of her youth told her she’d
never make it in the business. “I’m not a
size zero. Thank God, because that’s how
I got my apartment!”
Being able to afford that condo is more
than a matter of pride. “A lot of girls say,
‘I was seven years old; I wanted to dress
up,’ ” Shayk notes, affecting a baby voice.
“My story is different because we had
nothing to eat!”
Shayk’s father, a coal miner, died
when she was 14 and left her music
teacher mother to provide for the family
on $25 a week, in Yemanzhelinsk,
Russia. A few years later, a bus-stop ad
led Shayk and her sister to beauty
school, where Irina was discovered by a
local scout. Then she hustled her way
from Miss Chelyabinsk 2004 to high-
fashion Parisian model to Sports
Illustrated swimsuit babe in just three
years. She made the cover in 2011, the
first Russian to do so.
“For me, it’s business, not a hobby,
like, ‘Oh, I got $20,000 and I’m going to
spend it on shoes,’ ” she says confidently,
all eye contact, no hiding behind her
hair, no cutesy flirtation. “What’s the
part I enjoy the most? The financial part.
The independence.”
Sure, Shayk says, the international
travel and glamorous parties can be fun,
but all that dressing up is gruelling. She
skips red-carpet movie premieres
because it’s “so much work getting
dressed up!” She avoids hanging out
with models because “fashion is the last
thing I want to talk about.” She prefers
events like the White House
Correspondents’ Dinner, where she can
mingle with politicians, writers and TV
stars from her favourite show, Scandal—
anyone but the people she’s surrounded
by every day.
“A lot of models go cuckoo: They cry,
they have breakdowns and talk about
what they had for lunch, how many
pictures they took. And I just want to
kill myself! I see it as my work: Once it’s
done, it’s done.”
Shayk has made her screen debut
opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in
Brett Ratner’s Hercules. “Every time I get
a script, it’s, like, bartender… stripper…
and I don’t think I would make a bad
bartender or stripper, you know?” She
sashays a little in her seat. “But Greek
mythology! Irina is a Greek name, so I
think: Maybe it’s destiny?”
In real life, Shayk is half of an even
more mythic couple. She dates the
frequently shirtless football star,
Cristiano Ronaldo, who is averaging a
goal per game this year with Real
Madrid, and is the reigning FIFA World
Player of the Year. Ronaldo once said:
“Because I am rich, handsome and a
great player, people are envious of me.”
Another woman might fade into the
background, but Shayk is nobody’s arm
candy. “I never take the backseat,” she
says. “Maybe if you’re lucky, you can
have a front seat, too.”
Shayk says she and Ronaldo, the son
of a Portuguese cook and gardener, are
strivers who share the same drive to
achieve. “He’s very competitive; I’m
definitely very competitive,” she
explains. “I’m not a person who cares
about people’s opinions, and neither is
he. Some people like you; some people
hate you. You have to be strong.”
This summer, the power couple could
be the unoffi cial king and queen of
Brazil’s World Cup. Ronaldo suits up for
Portugal in what’s being called the
“Group of Death” opposite three-time
champs Germany, Ghana and the US.
The Russian model doesn’t even pretend
she’ll be rooting for the US. “There’s no
team I hate,” she says, smiling serenely.
“But I support my boyfriend.”
PILYQ BARCELONA bikini
bottom, ISHARYA cuff
JULY 2014 65
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HEIDI KLEIN bikini top,
TORI PRAVER bikini
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MCQUEEN sunglasses,
J. CREW bracelet
JULY 2014 67
“I DON’T CARE ABOUT PEOPLE’S OPINIONS, AND NEITHER DOES CRISTIANO. SOME PEOPLE LIKE YOU; SOME PEOPLE HATE YOU. YOU HAVE TO BE STRONG.”
0714-FT_Irina_FINAL II time.indd 48-49 26/06/14 3:06 PM
HEIDI KLEIN bikini top,
TORI PRAVER bikini
bottom, ALEXANDER
MCQUEEN sunglasses,
J. CREW bracelet
JULY 2014 67
“I DON’T CARE ABOUT PEOPLE’S OPINIONS, AND NEITHER DOES CRISTIANO. SOME PEOPLE LIKE YOU; SOME PEOPLE HATE YOU. YOU HAVE TO BE STRONG.”
0714-FT_Irina_FINAL II time.indd 48-49 26/06/14 3:06 PM
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JULY 2014 69
“I NEVER
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IF YOU’RE
LUCKY, YOU
CAN HAVE
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SEAT, TOO.”
0714-FT_Irina_FINAL II time.indd 50-51 26/06/14 3:07 PM
THE SCIENCE OF THE MOVIES
COULD
THAT
REALLY
HAPPEN?
Great white sharks
can exceed 40 kmph
when hunting or
breaching.
THE SCENE
Aggravated by having barrels repeatedly
harpooned into him, the shark leaps out of
the water and crushes the back of the boat,
sinking it. Take that, puny land dwellers!
THE SCIENCE
Frighteningly, it’s possible, but it is highly
unlikely. “The shark in the movie was
supposed to be 25 feet long. Are there really
sharks that big out there? I personally
believe yes,” says marine biologist and
creator of the first protective “sharksuit,”
Jeremiah Sullivan. “I’ve swum with sharks
about 18 feet, and on Guadalupe Island
in the ’80s, a group of professional shark
guys and I saw a great white that we
conservatively guessed to be just over 20
feet. The bigger they are, the more cautious
they are—they don’t come around people
much. But if a shark that big jumped onto a
boat that size—which sharks sometimes do,
especially if people are trying to fish them
and they’re in distress—it could sink it.” You
really are going to need a bigger boat.
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
Kind of, sort of possible!
Ever watched a movie and thought, “I wonder if I
could use my foe’s guts as a rope?” If so, please
seek help immediately. But also check out what our
experts have to say about the realism (or complete
lack thereof ) in these 10 classic movie scenes.
Text NICK LEFTLEY and ADAM LINEHAN Illustrations JOE LERTOLA for BRYAN CHRISTIE DESIGN
Could a shark
sink a boat?
JAWS
1975
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THE SCIENCE OF THE MOVIES
COULD
THAT
REALLY
HAPPEN?
Great white sharks
can exceed 40 kmph
when hunting or
breaching.
THE SCENE
Aggravated by having barrels repeatedly
harpooned into him, the shark leaps out of
the water and crushes the back of the boat,
sinking it. Take that, puny land dwellers!
THE SCIENCE
Frighteningly, it’s possible, but it is highly
unlikely. “The shark in the movie was
supposed to be 25 feet long. Are there really
sharks that big out there? I personally
believe yes,” says marine biologist and
creator of the first protective “sharksuit,”
Jeremiah Sullivan. “I’ve swum with sharks
about 18 feet, and on Guadalupe Island
in the ’80s, a group of professional shark
guys and I saw a great white that we
conservatively guessed to be just over 20
feet. The bigger they are, the more cautious
they are—they don’t come around people
much. But if a shark that big jumped onto a
boat that size—which sharks sometimes do,
especially if people are trying to fish them
and they’re in distress—it could sink it.” You
really are going to need a bigger boat.
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
Kind of, sort of possible!
Ever watched a movie and thought, “I wonder if I
could use my foe’s guts as a rope?” If so, please
seek help immediately. But also check out what our
experts have to say about the realism (or complete
lack thereof ) in these 10 classic movie scenes.
Text NICK LEFTLEY and ADAM LINEHAN Illustrations JOE LERTOLA for BRYAN CHRISTIE DESIGN
Could a shark
sink a boat?
JAWS
1975
70 JULY 2014
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THE SCENE
Having reached the final, impregnable
level of the safe-cracking process—the
electromagnetic lock—the crooks are
delighted when the FBI cuts the power,
opening the vault.
THE SCIENCE
“Electromagnetic locks are used just for
access control,” says Lynel Berryhill, vice
president at Brown Safe Manufacturing.
“Never as the final lock. The most secure
thing would be a mechanical lock, because
there’s no way to hack it the way you could
THE SCENE
Emilio Estevez shatters a window with a
powerful banshee scream. See that, Dad?
THE SCIENCE
According to Jean-Baptiste Blanc, senior
noise and vibration engineer at the Dyson
company, no amount of teenage angst, weed
or ’80s rock can enable someone to perform
such an extraordinary feat. While the human
voice can, indeed, shatter glass, it has to be
very thin and brittle, and the singer has to
match the resonant frequency of the glass,
which is easier said than done. “In order
THE SCENE
A deranged dude hacks up a bunch of people
with a chain saw.
THE SCIENCE
The short answer is yes, but some
appendages are easier to lop off with a chain
saw than others. “If you were going to cut
someone’s head off, their carotid artery
would be severed immediately,” declares
professional lumberjack and Timbersports
competitor Dave Jewett. “They’d be spraying
all over. And it will go through muscle easy.”
But what about sawing off limbs? “I don’t
Will an electromagnetic safe open
if the power goes off?
Can the human voice actually
shatter glass?
DIE HARD 1988
THE BREAKFAST CLUB 1985
If blood from a
lacerated arter y
leaks into the
space around the
heart, the result
can be fatal.
with, say, a biometric one. All the high-tech
locks would be in the early stages, and a
mechanical one would be last. The vault in
Die Hard isn’t even close to anything I’ve
seen on a real vault, but even if you had a
situation like in the movie, it still wouldn’t
have worked, because they would have had
to wait four or five hours for the battery
backup to turn off.” Maybe we’ll see that
version in the seven-hour director’s cut in a
couple of years, with Die Hard 31.
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
Pretty impossible.
THE SCENE
Peter, Samir, and Michael Bolton nearly wind up in a federal
prison after infecting their company’s accounting system
with a computer virus that makes them suddenly rich.
THE SCIENCE
According to Scott Shellady, CEO of Bradford Capital
Management, penny-shaving schemes are ridiculously easy.
Let’s say you have a rupee in the bank with an interest rate
of 2.25 percent. Over time that rupee will grow into a less
and less round number. “At some point you’ll have, say,
`11.32, but it’s actually `11.32486598,” says Shellady. That’s
where crooks “shave the penny,” which in this case means
using a computer virus to discreetly snatch the last digit off
that fraction and redirect it to another bank account. With
enough accounts, all those little fractions could eventually
add up to millions.
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
Uh-oh, this could totally happen!
OFFICE SPACE 1999
TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE 1974
think it’s going to go through bone. Maybe
through one of the smaller bones—the
wrist—but the chain would be fried after
the first appendage.” And if the victim is
wearing clothes? Well, that’s going to be
a problem, too. “If they hit somebody’s
clothing, it will just go around and get up
in the sprocket and stop the saw.” As with
most things in life, the key to defeating a
chain-saw-wielding maniac is to remember
to put your pants on.
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
Definitely possible!
to break a crystal glass, one would have to
produce a sound in excess of 100 decibels.
Assuming we’re considering a fairly thin,
brittle glass window, we would have to reach
amplitudes of 130 to 140 decibels to shatter
it. Such a high sound level would cause
serious injury to someone’s ears and is way
beyond what a singer could produce with
their voice.” Emilio’s wrestling takedowns
may be strong (ask Judd Nelson), but his
vocal cords won’t bust glass.
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
No chance in hell.
Could a penny-shaving virus make
you money?
Can you chop someone up with
a chain saw?
THE SCENE
John Travolta revives a heroin-overdosed
Uma Thurman by stabbing her in the heart
with a shot of adrenaline.
THE SCIENCE
Turns out we should not take medical advice
from Quentin Tarantino. First, injecting
anything into someone’s heart is a no-no,
according to Dr. Eric Newman of Mercy
Medical Centre in Baltimore, the US. “An
intracardiac injection is very dangerous
and can result in severe bleeding in and
around the heart, which can be fatal.” That’s
mistake number one. Mistake number two:
Adrenaline isn’t even used to treat heroin
overdoses—a drug called Narcan (a.k.a.
Naloxone) is, and it’s typically administered
through the vein and should never, ever be
shot through the heart. Why? Because (a)
you’d kill the person, and (b) you’d give love
a bad name.
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
No chance in hell.
What would an adrenaline
shot to the heart do?
PULP FICTION
1994
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THE SCENE
Having reached the final, impregnable
level of the safe-cracking process—the
electromagnetic lock—the crooks are
delighted when the FBI cuts the power,
opening the vault.
THE SCIENCE
“Electromagnetic locks are used just for
access control,” says Lynel Berryhill, vice
president at Brown Safe Manufacturing.
“Never as the final lock. The most secure
thing would be a mechanical lock, because
there’s no way to hack it the way you could
THE SCENE
Emilio Estevez shatters a window with a
powerful banshee scream. See that, Dad?
THE SCIENCE
According to Jean-Baptiste Blanc, senior
noise and vibration engineer at the Dyson
company, no amount of teenage angst, weed
or ’80s rock can enable someone to perform
such an extraordinary feat. While the human
voice can, indeed, shatter glass, it has to be
very thin and brittle, and the singer has to
match the resonant frequency of the glass,
which is easier said than done. “In order
THE SCENE
A deranged dude hacks up a bunch of people
with a chain saw.
THE SCIENCE
The short answer is yes, but some
appendages are easier to lop off with a chain
saw than others. “If you were going to cut
someone’s head off, their carotid artery
would be severed immediately,” declares
professional lumberjack and Timbersports
competitor Dave Jewett. “They’d be spraying
all over. And it will go through muscle easy.”
But what about sawing off limbs? “I don’t
Will an electromagnetic safe open
if the power goes off?
Can the human voice actually
shatter glass?
DIE HARD 1988
THE BREAKFAST CLUB 1985
If blood from a
lacerated arter y
leaks into the
space around the
heart, the result
can be fatal.
with, say, a biometric one. All the high-tech
locks would be in the early stages, and a
mechanical one would be last. The vault in
Die Hard isn’t even close to anything I’ve
seen on a real vault, but even if you had a
situation like in the movie, it still wouldn’t
have worked, because they would have had
to wait four or five hours for the battery
backup to turn off.” Maybe we’ll see that
version in the seven-hour director’s cut in a
couple of years, with Die Hard 31.
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
Pretty impossible.
THE SCENE
Peter, Samir, and Michael Bolton nearly wind up in a federal
prison after infecting their company’s accounting system
with a computer virus that makes them suddenly rich.
THE SCIENCE
According to Scott Shellady, CEO of Bradford Capital
Management, penny-shaving schemes are ridiculously easy.
Let’s say you have a rupee in the bank with an interest rate
of 2.25 percent. Over time that rupee will grow into a less
and less round number. “At some point you’ll have, say,
`11.32, but it’s actually `11.32486598,” says Shellady. That’s
where crooks “shave the penny,” which in this case means
using a computer virus to discreetly snatch the last digit off
that fraction and redirect it to another bank account. With
enough accounts, all those little fractions could eventually
add up to millions.
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
Uh-oh, this could totally happen!
OFFICE SPACE 1999
TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE 1974
think it’s going to go through bone. Maybe
through one of the smaller bones—the
wrist—but the chain would be fried after
the first appendage.” And if the victim is
wearing clothes? Well, that’s going to be
a problem, too. “If they hit somebody’s
clothing, it will just go around and get up
in the sprocket and stop the saw.” As with
most things in life, the key to defeating a
chain-saw-wielding maniac is to remember
to put your pants on.
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
Definitely possible!
to break a crystal glass, one would have to
produce a sound in excess of 100 decibels.
Assuming we’re considering a fairly thin,
brittle glass window, we would have to reach
amplitudes of 130 to 140 decibels to shatter
it. Such a high sound level would cause
serious injury to someone’s ears and is way
beyond what a singer could produce with
their voice.” Emilio’s wrestling takedowns
may be strong (ask Judd Nelson), but his
vocal cords won’t bust glass.
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
No chance in hell.
Could a penny-shaving virus make
you money?
Can you chop someone up with
a chain saw?
THE SCENE
John Travolta revives a heroin-overdosed
Uma Thurman by stabbing her in the heart
with a shot of adrenaline.
THE SCIENCE
Turns out we should not take medical advice
from Quentin Tarantino. First, injecting
anything into someone’s heart is a no-no,
according to Dr. Eric Newman of Mercy
Medical Centre in Baltimore, the US. “An
intracardiac injection is very dangerous
and can result in severe bleeding in and
around the heart, which can be fatal.” That’s
mistake number one. Mistake number two:
Adrenaline isn’t even used to treat heroin
overdoses—a drug called Narcan (a.k.a.
Naloxone) is, and it’s typically administered
through the vein and should never, ever be
shot through the heart. Why? Because (a)
you’d kill the person, and (b) you’d give love
a bad name.
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
No chance in hell.
What would an adrenaline
shot to the heart do?
PULP FICTION
1994
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SUPERMAN:
THE MOVIE
THE SCENE
Aghast at Lois Lane’s death, Superman
rage-flies around the world so fast, it
rotates the wrong way, reversing time.
Because that’s how physics works, right?
THE SCIENCE
We all know that reversing the rotation
of the planet wouldn’t turn back time.
But what would happen? We asked
Aleksey Smirnov, geophysics professor at
Michigan Technological University, and
his reply was terrifying. “Any object on
the surface—you, for example, and the
building you’re in—will continue to rotate
in the initial direction due to conservation
of momentum. This effectively means
that everything will be launched in the
horizontal direction at 1,600 kmph, which
is an ultrasonic speed.” Doesn’t sound too
good, but wait—it gets worse. “Think what
happens to the water in a glass if you’re
driving and hit the brakes suddenly. That’s
pretty much what would happen with the
oceans. Large tidal waves would produce
mega-tsunamis that would reach hundreds
of kilometres inland. There would also be
global fires due to all the broken oil and
gas pipelines, and mega-earthquakes from
the strain on the Earth’s crust and upper
shell.” So, any good news? No. “It would be
a super-mass-extinction event, dwarfing
all pre vious ones, including the end of the
dinosaurs. Everything living on land would
be killed, including all of humanity—some
things in the ocean might survive, and
microorganisms, of course, but it would set
evolution back by half a billion years.”
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
No chance in hell. Whew!
What would happen if the
Earth’s rotation were reversed?
Colossal tsunamis
break hundreds of
kilometres inland.
Strain on the Earth’s crust
and upper shell results in
mega-earthquakes.
Oil and gas pipelines burst,
causing massive fires.
1978
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SUPERMAN:
THE MOVIE
THE SCENE
Aghast at Lois Lane’s death, Superman
rage-flies around the world so fast, it
rotates the wrong way, reversing time.
Because that’s how physics works, right?
THE SCIENCE
We all know that reversing the rotation
of the planet wouldn’t turn back time.
But what would happen? We asked
Aleksey Smirnov, geophysics professor at
Michigan Technological University, and
his reply was terrifying. “Any object on
the surface—you, for example, and the
building you’re in—will continue to rotate
in the initial direction due to conservation
of momentum. This effectively means
that everything will be launched in the
horizontal direction at 1,600 kmph, which
is an ultrasonic speed.” Doesn’t sound too
good, but wait—it gets worse. “Think what
happens to the water in a glass if you’re
driving and hit the brakes suddenly. That’s
pretty much what would happen with the
oceans. Large tidal waves would produce
mega-tsunamis that would reach hundreds
of kilometres inland. There would also be
global fires due to all the broken oil and
gas pipelines, and mega-earthquakes from
the strain on the Earth’s crust and upper
shell.” So, any good news? No. “It would be
a super-mass-extinction event, dwarfing
all pre vious ones, including the end of the
dinosaurs. Everything living on land would
be killed, including all of humanity—some
things in the ocean might survive, and
microorganisms, of course, but it would set
evolution back by half a billion years.”
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
No chance in hell. Whew!
What would happen if the
Earth’s rotation were reversed?
Colossal tsunamis
break hundreds of
kilometres inland.
Strain on the Earth’s crust
and upper shell results in
mega-earthquakes.
Oil and gas pipelines burst,
causing massive fires.
1978
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THE SCENE
Danny Trejo slices a man open and uses his
intestine as a bungee cord to swing out the
window to the floor below.
THE SCIENCE
Surprise! This is completely impossible,
due to the extensive amount of connective
tissue keeping the intestine connected
to itself and the abdominal cavity. “It
isn’t very strong, but it would take a
bit more effort to pull it out like a fire
hose,” according to Dr. Richard Desi, a
gastroenterologist at Mercy Medical Centre.
Can you swing on
human intestines?
MACHETE 2010
Belfort’s yacht is so big a helicopter can land on it.
FACT
FACT
{However, Porush isn’t exactly
known for his truthfulness.}
UNCLEAR
FICTION
FICTION
FICTION
FACT
FACT
Belfort has an insanely huge mansion on Long Island.
He not only had a 167-foot yacht with a chopper pad on top
but also named it after his wife, just like in the film.
It wasn’t a Lamborghini. It was a Mercedes.
Just take a listen to some of his motivational
speeches on YouTube.
A Stratton Oakmont employee let her coworkers shave
her hair off in return for a $10,000 boob job.
According to Danny Porush (the basis for Jonah Hill’s
character), you’d be a monkey’s uncle to believe this.
“I said to one of the brokers, ‘If you don’t do more business,
I’m gonna eat your goldfish!’ ” Porush has said. “So I did.”
Depends on whom you ask. Belfort says yes.
Porush claims that while the firm hired little people,
they were never abused. But why trust either?
Belfort curses. A lot. (The film arguably has more
F-bombs—544—than any other in cinematic history.)
A broker at Belfort’s firm is paid to shave her head.
There’s a chimpanzee in the offi ce.
Donnie eats a coworker’s goldfish.
There’s an in-offi ce dwarf-tossing competition.
High on vintage quaaludes, Belfort must drive his
Lamborghini from his country club to his house.
VERDICT REALITY MOVIE
“You also wouldn’t get very far, since the
small intestine is only about 20 feet in
length and has neither the elasticity nor
the tensile strength to pull off this stunt.
If you attempt ed it, the intestine would
most likely tear free from the rest of the
bowel.” In other words, you’d probably end
up drenched in another man’s poop and
digestive juices, which is pretty much the
worst thing imaginable, even worse than
actually getting your insides pulled out.
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
Never gonna happen!
THE SCENE
Arnold Schwarzenegger arms up and takes
out an entire private army by himself—with
the help of a few gardening tools.
THE SCIENCE
“This scene is so terrible, it’s good,” says
former US Navy SEAL Brandon Webb. “He
kills a guy by stabbing him in the gut,
which is not even a kill shot. He sets up
three Claymore mines—which are 700 gm of
C4 packed with metal pellets—and it looks
like 20 kg of fucking C4 going off. There’s a
complete disregard for magazine capacity.
Can one man kill a
whole army?
Superconducting
hoverboard
levitates along a
magnetic pathway.
I counted 50 shots out of a 30-round AK
magazine! When he does switch to the
belt-fed M60, they leave in a close-up where
you can see the blanks in the belt.” So what
did Webb think about Arnie taking out five
guys from inside a toolshed? “That was my
favourite. He pitchforked a dude, took off a
guy’s head at a 30-degree angle with a saw
blade, lopped a dude’s arm off. But that’s
Spec Ops rule number one: Never bring a
pitchfork to a gunfight.”
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
No chance in hell.
COMMANDO 1985
THE SCENE
Marty McFly time-travels to October 21, 2015,
kicks a guy in the nuts, and then flees on a
hot pink hoverboard.
THE SCIENCE
Sorry, but the concept of antigravity is
bullshit. “When we talk about antigravity,
what I have in mind is weird mathematical
models, where if you have negative masses,
you could produce negative gravitational
fields,” says Pablo A. Rosado of the Max
Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics.
“That is mathematically possible, not
physically: Mass is always positive.” Rosado
says superconductors could possibly float
a hoverboard, as they levitate atop other
magnets. But superconductors function
at around -150°F, and the discovery of a
superconductive material at inhabitable
temps is a long way off. For those unwilling
to wait for this important breakthrough, we
recommend alcohol.
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
No chance in hell.
Will we ever see a
real-life hoverboard?
BACK TO THE
FUTURE PART II
1989
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
2013
FACT VS. FICTION
The coke-fuelled adventures of Jordan Belfort not only
make for a modern classic but also make us wonder:
Did all of that really happen?
Belfort had a pretty huge mansion on Long Island.
The real one “wasn’t as grand” as filmmakers hoped, says
producer Emma Tillinger Koskoff.
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THE SCENE
Danny Trejo slices a man open and uses his
intestine as a bungee cord to swing out the
window to the floor below.
THE SCIENCE
Surprise! This is completely impossible,
due to the extensive amount of connective
tissue keeping the intestine connected
to itself and the abdominal cavity. “It
isn’t very strong, but it would take a
bit more effort to pull it out like a fire
hose,” according to Dr. Richard Desi, a
gastroenterologist at Mercy Medical Centre.
Can you swing on
human intestines?
MACHETE 2010
Belfort’s yacht is so big a helicopter can land on it.
FACT
FACT
{However, Porush isn’t exactly
known for his truthfulness.}
UNCLEAR
FICTION
FICTION
FICTION
FACT
FACT
Belfort has an insanely huge mansion on Long Island.
He not only had a 167-foot yacht with a chopper pad on top
but also named it after his wife, just like in the film.
It wasn’t a Lamborghini. It was a Mercedes.
Just take a listen to some of his motivational
speeches on YouTube.
A Stratton Oakmont employee let her coworkers shave
her hair off in return for a $10,000 boob job.
According to Danny Porush (the basis for Jonah Hill’s
character), you’d be a monkey’s uncle to believe this.
“I said to one of the brokers, ‘If you don’t do more business,
I’m gonna eat your goldfish!’ ” Porush has said. “So I did.”
Depends on whom you ask. Belfort says yes.
Porush claims that while the firm hired little people,
they were never abused. But why trust either?
Belfort curses. A lot. (The film arguably has more
F-bombs—544—than any other in cinematic history.)
A broker at Belfort’s firm is paid to shave her head.
There’s a chimpanzee in the offi ce.
Donnie eats a coworker’s goldfish.
There’s an in-offi ce dwarf-tossing competition.
High on vintage quaaludes, Belfort must drive his
Lamborghini from his country club to his house.
VERDICT REALITY MOVIE
“You also wouldn’t get very far, since the
small intestine is only about 20 feet in
length and has neither the elasticity nor
the tensile strength to pull off this stunt.
If you attempt ed it, the intestine would
most likely tear free from the rest of the
bowel.” In other words, you’d probably end
up drenched in another man’s poop and
digestive juices, which is pretty much the
worst thing imaginable, even worse than
actually getting your insides pulled out.
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
Never gonna happen!
THE SCENE
Arnold Schwarzenegger arms up and takes
out an entire private army by himself—with
the help of a few gardening tools.
THE SCIENCE
“This scene is so terrible, it’s good,” says
former US Navy SEAL Brandon Webb. “He
kills a guy by stabbing him in the gut,
which is not even a kill shot. He sets up
three Claymore mines—which are 700 gm of
C4 packed with metal pellets—and it looks
like 20 kg of fucking C4 going off. There’s a
complete disregard for magazine capacity.
Can one man kill a
whole army?
Superconducting
hoverboard
levitates along a
magnetic pathway.
I counted 50 shots out of a 30-round AK
magazine! When he does switch to the
belt-fed M60, they leave in a close-up where
you can see the blanks in the belt.” So what
did Webb think about Arnie taking out five
guys from inside a toolshed? “That was my
favourite. He pitchforked a dude, took off a
guy’s head at a 30-degree angle with a saw
blade, lopped a dude’s arm off. But that’s
Spec Ops rule number one: Never bring a
pitchfork to a gunfight.”
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
No chance in hell.
COMMANDO 1985
THE SCENE
Marty McFly time-travels to October 21, 2015,
kicks a guy in the nuts, and then flees on a
hot pink hoverboard.
THE SCIENCE
Sorry, but the concept of antigravity is
bullshit. “When we talk about antigravity,
what I have in mind is weird mathematical
models, where if you have negative masses,
you could produce negative gravitational
fields,” says Pablo A. Rosado of the Max
Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics.
“That is mathematically possible, not
physically: Mass is always positive.” Rosado
says superconductors could possibly float
a hoverboard, as they levitate atop other
magnets. But superconductors function
at around -150°F, and the discovery of a
superconductive material at inhabitable
temps is a long way off. For those unwilling
to wait for this important breakthrough, we
recommend alcohol.
BELIEVABILITY FACTOR
No chance in hell.
Will we ever see a
real-life hoverboard?
BACK TO THE
FUTURE PART II
1989
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
2013
FACT VS. FICTION
The coke-fuelled adventures of Jordan Belfort not only
make for a modern classic but also make us wonder:
Did all of that really happen?
Belfort had a pretty huge mansion on Long Island.
The real one “wasn’t as grand” as filmmakers hoped, says
producer Emma Tillinger Koskoff.
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WHEN IT COMES TO WEAPONRY, REAL LIFE CAN’T MIMIC GAMING AND, ON THE BATTLEFIELD,
A CRITICAL ELEMENT FOR ASSAULT WEAPONS IS ACCURATE FIRING CAPABILITIES.
YET, NEW TECH IS PAVING THE WAY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF ARMS.
WILL THE REVIVAL OF THE 7.62 X 51 MM CALIBRE, BETTER SIGHTS OR A HEAVIER WEIGHT
OF AMMO BE GOOD ENOUGH IN THE FUTURE? MAXIM GOES INTO THE ACTION.
78 JULY 2014 JULY 2014 79
T
he pressure for more effi cient ammunition solu-
tions—especially in terms of weight and volumes—is
a prime determinant for LSAT (lightweight small arms
technologies). That’s where all the new tech comes in,
and each nation is focusing on evolution... with a touch
of legacy. In 2012, for instance, Israel Military Industries (IMI)
introduced a 5.56 x 45 mm cartridge that sought to provide high
accuracy, and the company says that dispersion (the area to ef-
fectively target) is reduced by half when compared with standard
ammunition. In this case, the 42-grain ball is made of sintered
copper and tin powder, which makes it ideal not just for training
but also for use in enclosed area operations where the risk of rico-
chet is normally high. If you’re a gamer, you probably know what
we’re talking about. Any soldier will vouch for the importance of
accuracy and lower recoil in small arms.
Another new round emerged
fresh out of development in
mid-2013, based on a 54-grain
harder-core cartridge that pro-
vides much higher performance
than standard ball ammo.
Being capable of penetrating
over 5-mm steel, it challenges
7.62-mm ammunition and its
accuracy. Its muzzle velocity
reaches 970 m/sec when using a
20-in barrel. The intention, of course, is similar to the bullet made
across the Atlantic, the much-talked-about M855A1 ammunition.
According to IMI, the price of the new round will be much closer to
that of a standard 5.56 than to armour-piercing rounds.
Another improvement to IMI’s 5.56 mm ammunition family
is the 77-grain, 835 m/s muzzle velocity version of the round. It
is significant that this has happened when many thought the
LSAT programmes were closing in on a dead end. In 2013 itself,
IMI wasn’t the only outfit that was concentrating on it. Textron
Systems, Alliant Techsystems, Veritay Technology and St. Marks
Powder have all been pursuing LSAT with renewed focus.
The thrust is towards the testing and the characterisation
of prototype 5.56-mm case-less ammo. Paul Shipley of the LSAT
Programme at Textron Systems says that the original rounds
developed by the LSAT team leveraged the expertise of Heckler
& Koch G11 from the late ’80s.
“The propellant formulation
was giving problems in terms
of cost and environment issues.
Therefore, we came up with a
new formulation that solves
those problems and consider-
ably improves manufacturabil-
ity,” Shipley says.
The LSAT team is also
looking to demonstrate the
Belted Nammo
7.62 x 51 BNT 6 RR
ammunition, a round
that was developed
on request as reduced
range ammo for
machine gun training
on board vehicles.
JUST A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, LIGHTWEIGHT
SMALL ARMS TECHNOLOGIES WERE
THOUGHT TO BE DEAD. TODAY, A NUMBER
OF PROTOTYPES ARE READY TO BE TESTED
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WHEN IT COMES TO WEAPONRY, REAL LIFE CAN’T MIMIC GAMING AND, ON THE BATTLEFIELD,
A CRITICAL ELEMENT FOR ASSAULT WEAPONS IS ACCURATE FIRING CAPABILITIES.
YET, NEW TECH IS PAVING THE WAY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF ARMS.
WILL THE REVIVAL OF THE 7.62 X 51 MM CALIBRE, BETTER SIGHTS OR A HEAVIER WEIGHT
OF AMMO BE GOOD ENOUGH IN THE FUTURE? MAXIM GOES INTO THE ACTION.
78 JULY 2014 JULY 2014 79
T
he pressure for more effi cient ammunition solu-
tions—especially in terms of weight and volumes—is
a prime determinant for LSAT (lightweight small arms
technologies). That’s where all the new tech comes in,
and each nation is focusing on evolution... with a touch
of legacy. In 2012, for instance, Israel Military Industries (IMI)
introduced a 5.56 x 45 mm cartridge that sought to provide high
accuracy, and the company says that dispersion (the area to ef-
fectively target) is reduced by half when compared with standard
ammunition. In this case, the 42-grain ball is made of sintered
copper and tin powder, which makes it ideal not just for training
but also for use in enclosed area operations where the risk of rico-
chet is normally high. If you’re a gamer, you probably know what
we’re talking about. Any soldier will vouch for the importance of
accuracy and lower recoil in small arms.
Another new round emerged
fresh out of development in
mid-2013, based on a 54-grain
harder-core cartridge that pro-
vides much higher performance
than standard ball ammo.
Being capable of penetrating
over 5-mm steel, it challenges
7.62-mm ammunition and its
accuracy. Its muzzle velocity
reaches 970 m/sec when using a
20-in barrel. The intention, of course, is similar to the bullet made
across the Atlantic, the much-talked-about M855A1 ammunition.
According to IMI, the price of the new round will be much closer to
that of a standard 5.56 than to armour-piercing rounds.
Another improvement to IMI’s 5.56 mm ammunition family
is the 77-grain, 835 m/s muzzle velocity version of the round. It
is significant that this has happened when many thought the
LSAT programmes were closing in on a dead end. In 2013 itself,
IMI wasn’t the only outfit that was concentrating on it. Textron
Systems, Alliant Techsystems, Veritay Technology and St. Marks
Powder have all been pursuing LSAT with renewed focus.
The thrust is towards the testing and the characterisation
of prototype 5.56-mm case-less ammo. Paul Shipley of the LSAT
Programme at Textron Systems says that the original rounds
developed by the LSAT team leveraged the expertise of Heckler
& Koch G11 from the late ’80s.
“The propellant formulation
was giving problems in terms
of cost and environment issues.
Therefore, we came up with a
new formulation that solves
those problems and consider-
ably improves manufacturabil-
ity,” Shipley says.
The LSAT team is also
looking to demonstrate the
Belted Nammo
7.62 x 51 BNT 6 RR
ammunition, a round
that was developed
on request as reduced
range ammo for
machine gun training
on board vehicles.
JUST A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, LIGHTWEIGHT
SMALL ARMS TECHNOLOGIES WERE
THOUGHT TO BE DEAD. TODAY, A NUMBER
OF PROTOTYPES ARE READY TO BE TESTED
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The LSAT machine gun with the telescoped ammunition that it uses.
A close-up view of the 5.56-mm telescoped ammunition gives you a clear idea of the round’s
configuration. New R&D is expected to lead to the development of a 7.62-mm telescoped cartridge.
scalability of the cased telescoped technology with a 7.62 x 51 mm
version of such a round. “We aim at a weight reduction of about 35
percent while volume should decrease by 10–15 percent compared
to current rounds,” Shipley underlines. This could mean an overall
reduction of about nine kg for the gunner and four kg for the assis-
tant gunner. At the end of the day, the aim is clearly not to develop
a full-scale weapon, but to verify ballistics using test barrels.
The weapons do come to be counted in the refinement of the
5.56-mm cased telescoped ammunition and LMG (light machine
gun) development, where besides obvious weight and volume re-
duction, the improvements in terms of recoil, controllability and
accuracy are among the main advantag-
es. This, eventually, will determine the
direction of future small arms require-
ments, which would need to come in
the form of an individual weapon and a
squad weapon.
As of now, the US military and NATO
forces are definitely one of the major
users of small-calibre ammunition.
The decision to move to a new higher
performance round compared to the
M855 was coupled with the “green” need
to get rid of lead as much as possible. The
new M855A1 EPR (enhanced performance
round) has solved both these concerns
to a certain extent, with increased ef-
ficiency and reduced pollution. The lead
slug used on the 62-grain projectile has
been replaced by a copper one, the steel
penetrator now adopts an arrow head,
while a flash suppressant and de-coppering agent were added to
the powder. Though there is still some more data to be compiled
about the muzzle velocity and chamber pressure of the cartridge,
it has been declared that this round can penetrate 9.5-mm mild
steel at 350 metres (the M855 could do the same at only 160
metres). Technically speaking, this is due to the fact that the new
M855A1 is not yaw dependent. Yet, its trajectory remains identical
to that of the M855, which was a highly-successful round.
ATK, one of the most well-known aerospace and defence
companies in the US, has been at the forefront of the M855A1 EPR.
The change to this new ammo has had positive effects on the en-
Nammo has developed a
second-generation “green”
5.56-mm ammunition known
as the 5.56 x 45 BNT 4 HP
Mk2, where HP stands for
High Performance (read better
performance and accuracy).
This picture clearly shows one
of the vertical grooves—or
dimples—in the Nammo
7.62 x 51 BNT 6 Reduced Range
ammunition that increase drag
and reduce spin, causing the
bullet to tumble.
To considerably reduce the
safety area when using its
12.7 x 99 mm short range
ammunition, RUAG Ammotec
worked on the aerodynamic
shape to considerably increase
the drag factor.
The RUAG Ammotec family’s
12.7 mm reduced range series of
ammunition has been successful
at the testing stage. Its accuracy
and ef ciency in combat usage
has led to a number of armies
using it for trials.
vironment. According to reports from mid-2013, the switch to the
new cartridge has allowed the elimination of around 2,000 tons of
lead from the waste stream. Buoyed by this, ATK is now applying
the same tech to improve M80 7.62-mm ball ammunition. In fact,
a new round called the M80A1 EPR is lead-free and ready to be sup-
plied. This could further take the elimination of lead to over 3,600
tons by 2018.
When it comes to environmental-consciousness, Nammo was
the first company to develop a full family of nonhazardous or
nontoxic (NT) small calibre ammunition in the 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm
and 9 mm calibres to meet the NATO Stanags (standardisation
agreements). Since 1999, the firm has delivered over 400 million
rounds, saving Mother Nature the burden of having to cope with
more than 1,800 tons of lead. In the 5.56-mm and 7.62-mm ball
projectiles, lead was replaced by a gilded metal jacket surround-
ing a steel core and a steel penetrator. Lead-free primers helped
turn this into a truly lead-free
cartridge. It has helped reshape
the thinking in ammunition
development and tech.
Nammo undertook the de-
velopment of the Nammo 5.56
mm lead-free ball cartridge in
mid-2009, looking to improve
accuracy and in-target effect,
while at the same time reduc-
ing barrel erosion and cartridge
emissions. The R&D phase was strenuous, with numerous alterna-
tives being considered. The development of ammo is, to be sure,
as intensive as that of any large machine, but it is dangerous and
needs frequent testing.
Nammo tried three different powders and four different non-
toxic primers with varying compounds, as well as nine different
projectile variants. Apart from surface coatings and geometrical
shapes, the cartridge went through a number of evolutions.
Finally, in 2011, the new 5.56 x 45 mm round was qualified by the
Norwegian Defence Forces and designated BNT 4 HP Mk2 (ball
nontoxic 4 high-performance). Norway has to undergo the proce-
dure of getting full NATO qualification for this round.
For its part, Nammo has explained that it has sought to offer
improved lethality, maintain penetration and avoid projectile
fracture in soft-targets. The Mk2’s increased penetration (NATO
3.5-mm steel plate at more than 700 metres), is not only attribut-
able to steel core improve-
ments, but also to a lower-drag
design that allows the delivery
of higher kinetic energy on the
target. Its four-gm (62 grains)
projectile has a muzzle velocity
of 930 m/s and a standard de-
viation of less than 25 mm.
The Nammo 7.62 x 51 mm
BNT 9 HP’s performances, for
their part, stand well beyond
CARTRIDGE CENTRAL
These four rounds have attracted a lot of attention at defence expos.
QUALIFIED NONHAZARDOUS OR NONTOXIC
SMALL CALIBRE AMMUNITION THAT MEETS
CURRENT NATO STANAGS IS BEING USED
BY A NUMBER OF ARMIES
A close-up view of the 5.56-mm telescoped ammunition gives you a clear idea of the round’s
configuration. New R&D is expected to lead to the development of a 7.62-mm telescoped cartridge.
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The LSAT machine gun with the telescoped ammunition that it uses.
A close-up view of the 5.56-mm telescoped ammunition gives you a clear idea of the round’s
configuration. New R&D is expected to lead to the development of a 7.62-mm telescoped cartridge.
scalability of the cased telescoped technology with a 7.62 x 51 mm
version of such a round. “We aim at a weight reduction of about 35
percent while volume should decrease by 10–15 percent compared
to current rounds,” Shipley underlines. This could mean an overall
reduction of about nine kg for the gunner and four kg for the assis-
tant gunner. At the end of the day, the aim is clearly not to develop
a full-scale weapon, but to verify ballistics using test barrels.
The weapons do come to be counted in the refinement of the
5.56-mm cased telescoped ammunition and LMG (light machine
gun) development, where besides obvious weight and volume re-
duction, the improvements in terms of recoil, controllability and
accuracy are among the main advantag-
es. This, eventually, will determine the
direction of future small arms require-
ments, which would need to come in
the form of an individual weapon and a
squad weapon.
As of now, the US military and NATO
forces are definitely one of the major
users of small-calibre ammunition.
The decision to move to a new higher
performance round compared to the
M855 was coupled with the “green” need
to get rid of lead as much as possible. The
new M855A1 EPR (enhanced performance
round) has solved both these concerns
to a certain extent, with increased ef-
ficiency and reduced pollution. The lead
slug used on the 62-grain projectile has
been replaced by a copper one, the steel
penetrator now adopts an arrow head,
while a flash suppressant and de-coppering agent were added to
the powder. Though there is still some more data to be compiled
about the muzzle velocity and chamber pressure of the cartridge,
it has been declared that this round can penetrate 9.5-mm mild
steel at 350 metres (the M855 could do the same at only 160
metres). Technically speaking, this is due to the fact that the new
M855A1 is not yaw dependent. Yet, its trajectory remains identical
to that of the M855, which was a highly-successful round.
ATK, one of the most well-known aerospace and defence
companies in the US, has been at the forefront of the M855A1 EPR.
The change to this new ammo has had positive effects on the en-
Nammo has developed a
second-generation “green”
5.56-mm ammunition known
as the 5.56 x 45 BNT 4 HP
Mk2, where HP stands for
High Performance (read better
performance and accuracy).
This picture clearly shows one
of the vertical grooves—or
dimples—in the Nammo
7.62 x 51 BNT 6 Reduced Range
ammunition that increase drag
and reduce spin, causing the
bullet to tumble.
To considerably reduce the
safety area when using its
12.7 x 99 mm short range
ammunition, RUAG Ammotec
worked on the aerodynamic
shape to considerably increase
the drag factor.
The RUAG Ammotec family’s
12.7 mm reduced range series of
ammunition has been successful
at the testing stage. Its accuracy
and ef ciency in combat usage
has led to a number of armies
using it for trials.
vironment. According to reports from mid-2013, the switch to the
new cartridge has allowed the elimination of around 2,000 tons of
lead from the waste stream. Buoyed by this, ATK is now applying
the same tech to improve M80 7.62-mm ball ammunition. In fact,
a new round called the M80A1 EPR is lead-free and ready to be sup-
plied. This could further take the elimination of lead to over 3,600
tons by 2018.
When it comes to environmental-consciousness, Nammo was
the first company to develop a full family of nonhazardous or
nontoxic (NT) small calibre ammunition in the 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm
and 9 mm calibres to meet the NATO Stanags (standardisation
agreements). Since 1999, the firm has delivered over 400 million
rounds, saving Mother Nature the burden of having to cope with
more than 1,800 tons of lead. In the 5.56-mm and 7.62-mm ball
projectiles, lead was replaced by a gilded metal jacket surround-
ing a steel core and a steel penetrator. Lead-free primers helped
turn this into a truly lead-free
cartridge. It has helped reshape
the thinking in ammunition
development and tech.
Nammo undertook the de-
velopment of the Nammo 5.56
mm lead-free ball cartridge in
mid-2009, looking to improve
accuracy and in-target effect,
while at the same time reduc-
ing barrel erosion and cartridge
emissions. The R&D phase was strenuous, with numerous alterna-
tives being considered. The development of ammo is, to be sure,
as intensive as that of any large machine, but it is dangerous and
needs frequent testing.
Nammo tried three different powders and four different non-
toxic primers with varying compounds, as well as nine different
projectile variants. Apart from surface coatings and geometrical
shapes, the cartridge went through a number of evolutions.
Finally, in 2011, the new 5.56 x 45 mm round was qualified by the
Norwegian Defence Forces and designated BNT 4 HP Mk2 (ball
nontoxic 4 high-performance). Norway has to undergo the proce-
dure of getting full NATO qualification for this round.
For its part, Nammo has explained that it has sought to offer
improved lethality, maintain penetration and avoid projectile
fracture in soft-targets. The Mk2’s increased penetration (NATO
3.5-mm steel plate at more than 700 metres), is not only attribut-
able to steel core improve-
ments, but also to a lower-drag
design that allows the delivery
of higher kinetic energy on the
target. Its four-gm (62 grains)
projectile has a muzzle velocity
of 930 m/s and a standard de-
viation of less than 25 mm.
The Nammo 7.62 x 51 mm
BNT 9 HP’s performances, for
their part, stand well beyond
CARTRIDGE CENTRAL
These four rounds have attracted a lot of attention at defence expos.
QUALIFIED NONHAZARDOUS OR NONTOXIC
SMALL CALIBRE AMMUNITION THAT MEETS
CURRENT NATO STANAGS IS BEING USED
BY A NUMBER OF ARMIES
A close-up view of the 5.56-mm telescoped ammunition gives you a clear idea of the round’s
configuration. New R&D is expected to lead to the development of a 7.62-mm telescoped cartridge.
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82 JULY 2014
The Israel Military
Industry’s Yitzhak Division,
specialising in small calibre
ammo, launched its 77-grain
5.56-mm round, and named
it Razor Core.
cartridge was carried out in the UK, at NATO’s European Regional
Test Centre in Pendine. Certified with the Luxembourg Armed
Forces, the LF HC SX is totally lead-free, featuring heavy metal-free
primers, a lead-free bullet and optimised propellants that gener-
ate no harmful emissions.
RUAG Ammotec has extended its lead-free technology to big-
ger calibres and is now offering the 7.62 mm lead-free tracer round
and the 12.7 x 99 mm lead-free armour-piercing incendiary. In the
latter, two rounds aimed at reducing training problems are also in
the offi ng. These come in the form of the SRS (short-range solid)
and SRST (short-range solid tracer), and the all-metal copper-zinc
projectile is purposely designed with a high-drag shape and does
not feature a plastic tip, which ensures safe use from helicopters,
where discarded tips are prone to being sucked in by engines
which, as you’ve guessed, can be deadly. Effective up to as much as
800 metres, the SRS family could decrease the range danger zone.
JULY 2014 83
RUAG Ammotec, Textron Systems, Nammo and IMI are not the
only arms companies evolving their ammo offerings. Metall-
werk Elisenhütte of Germany—better known as MEN—has also
developed a new 5.56x45 mm round that seeks to tackle operations
in crowded areas. Known as the LPB (low-penetration bullet), its
56-grain round features a compressed tungsten powder core that
ensures a very high energy transfer and a low over-penetration.
With a muzzle velocity of 1,025 m/s and high precision, the round
is essentially intended for use by marksmen. In the 7.62 x 51 mm
arena, too, MEN has developed a HPC (high-performance core)
high-penetration round that can beat the standard NATO steel tar-
get plate at 1,100 metres. Its ball is made of hard steel, with some
lead in the back area to increase weight up to 150 grains, close to
the 151 grains of the DM151 armour-piercing ball. The use of hard
steel rather than tungsten carbide, as used in the AP round, brings
a marginal reduction in penetrating capacities.
The thing is, no matter how the scenarios of modern combat
develop or how tensions decelerate, the LSAT race has led to devel-
opments in ammunition that will lead to lesser collateral damage
and a less traumatic effect on the environment. In a world where
conflict is still a reality, every soldier needs the tools to ensure he
or she achieves the mission. These new cartridges, with higher
accuracy and less chance of unintended loss, are a step forward.
In fact, the deployment of new technology also lets scientists and
engineers pass on knowledge of new materials and processes to
other civilian industries.
7.62 x 51 mm RR rounds are
being developed, a tracer and
a dim tracer version, which
are likely to be finalised soon.
Nammo, considering its learn-
ings, is likely to employ the
solution to the common 5.56 x
45 mm calibre.
Like any other defence
product, the price is one of the
factors that makes armies con-
sider alternatives, or look for evolutions in an existing product.
This was, perhaps, one of the reasons Thun-based RUAG Ammo-
tec began the development of a 5.56 x 45 mm round with improved
penetration capabilities for machine guns. The company’s LF HC+
SX Horizon has been on the market for nearly three years and is
now attracting considerable interest from armies in the Middle
East. Its 62-grain projectile is made of a hardened steel penetrator
that is able to drive through a seven-mm HB 350 steel plate at a
range of 300 metres, while the brass shoe, which makes for one-
third of the bullet’s weight, ensures optimal twist and maximum
accuracy. The particular round uses Sintox priming technology
which de facto makes it a lead-free round.
In fact, pollution-free rounds are becoming a standard
feature for Swiss major RUAG Ammotec. In May 2013, it ob-
tained full NATO certification for its 5.56 x 45 mm LF HC SX,
a fully lead-free cartridge that can be produced either with
the SS-109 or with the M-855 ball. The qualification for this
82 JULY 2014
a fully lead-free cartridge that can be produced either with
the SS-109 or with the M-855 ball. The qualification for this
those of the standard M80
round. This does not mean,
however, that the Scandina-
vian company does not have
anything new on its 7.62 mm
drawing board. With experi-
ence gained a few years ago
with the development of the
larger calibre 12.7 x 99 mm RR
(reduced range) family, Nammo
developed the 7.62 x 51 BNT 6
RR with a view to reducing the danger zone during training and
in urban warfare operations, since the round is fully apt for use in
combat operations at a 200-metre range.
The problem is that a standard 7.62 mm can fly as far as
4,000 metres at almost full energy throughout its trajectory, so
Nammo looked into solutions to solve the problem. It developed
a family of 100 percent lead-free 7.62 x 51 mm RR ammunition that
has full combat performance and still matched the trajectory of
the M80 by at least 200 metres.
No mean feat, and it took a while to evolve a solution that did
not compromise the effi ciency of the cartridge. In the end, this
was obtained thanks to groovings—or, simply put, dimples—
along the 6.2-gm (96 grains) projectile. This seemingly-small
process increases drag but, more importantly, reduces spin rate
and induces tumbling past the 200-metre mark. Tests were un-
dertaken to determine the effi cacy of this cartridge in actual
combat situations, and they were satisfactory. Two more
THE LSAT RACE HAS LED TO DEVELOPMENTS
IN AMMUNITION THAT WILL LEAD TO LESSER
COLLATERAL DAMAGE AND A LESS TRAUMATIC
EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
The company’s
5.56 x 45 mm LF HC+
SX Horizon is now
attracting interest from
numerous nations as
it provides near-AP
performance.
RUAG Ammotec’s
5.56 mm x 45 LF HC
SX obtained full NATO
certification in 2013,
and lead-free rounds
are also available in
larger calibres.
ATK’s M855A1 EPR
has produced close
to one billion units,
yet this new round’s
noxious impact on
the environment is
close to nil.
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82 JULY 2014
The Israel Military
Industry’s Yitzhak Division,
specialising in small calibre
ammo, launched its 77-grain
5.56-mm round, and named
it Razor Core.
cartridge was carried out in the UK, at NATO’s European Regional
Test Centre in Pendine. Certified with the Luxembourg Armed
Forces, the LF HC SX is totally lead-free, featuring heavy metal-free
primers, a lead-free bullet and optimised propellants that gener-
ate no harmful emissions.
RUAG Ammotec has extended its lead-free technology to big-
ger calibres and is now offering the 7.62 mm lead-free tracer round
and the 12.7 x 99 mm lead-free armour-piercing incendiary. In the
latter, two rounds aimed at reducing training problems are also in
the offi ng. These come in the form of the SRS (short-range solid)
and SRST (short-range solid tracer), and the all-metal copper-zinc
projectile is purposely designed with a high-drag shape and does
not feature a plastic tip, which ensures safe use from helicopters,
where discarded tips are prone to being sucked in by engines
which, as you’ve guessed, can be deadly. Effective up to as much as
800 metres, the SRS family could decrease the range danger zone.
JULY 2014 83
RUAG Ammotec, Textron Systems, Nammo and IMI are not the
only arms companies evolving their ammo offerings. Metall-
werk Elisenhütte of Germany—better known as MEN—has also
developed a new 5.56x45 mm round that seeks to tackle operations
in crowded areas. Known as the LPB (low-penetration bullet), its
56-grain round features a compressed tungsten powder core that
ensures a very high energy transfer and a low over-penetration.
With a muzzle velocity of 1,025 m/s and high precision, the round
is essentially intended for use by marksmen. In the 7.62 x 51 mm
arena, too, MEN has developed a HPC (high-performance core)
high-penetration round that can beat the standard NATO steel tar-
get plate at 1,100 metres. Its ball is made of hard steel, with some
lead in the back area to increase weight up to 150 grains, close to
the 151 grains of the DM151 armour-piercing ball. The use of hard
steel rather than tungsten carbide, as used in the AP round, brings
a marginal reduction in penetrating capacities.
The thing is, no matter how the scenarios of modern combat
develop or how tensions decelerate, the LSAT race has led to devel-
opments in ammunition that will lead to lesser collateral damage
and a less traumatic effect on the environment. In a world where
conflict is still a reality, every soldier needs the tools to ensure he
or she achieves the mission. These new cartridges, with higher
accuracy and less chance of unintended loss, are a step forward.
In fact, the deployment of new technology also lets scientists and
engineers pass on knowledge of new materials and processes to
other civilian industries.
7.62 x 51 mm RR rounds are
being developed, a tracer and
a dim tracer version, which
are likely to be finalised soon.
Nammo, considering its learn-
ings, is likely to employ the
solution to the common 5.56 x
45 mm calibre.
Like any other defence
product, the price is one of the
factors that makes armies con-
sider alternatives, or look for evolutions in an existing product.
This was, perhaps, one of the reasons Thun-based RUAG Ammo-
tec began the development of a 5.56 x 45 mm round with improved
penetration capabilities for machine guns. The company’s LF HC+
SX Horizon has been on the market for nearly three years and is
now attracting considerable interest from armies in the Middle
East. Its 62-grain projectile is made of a hardened steel penetrator
that is able to drive through a seven-mm HB 350 steel plate at a
range of 300 metres, while the brass shoe, which makes for one-
third of the bullet’s weight, ensures optimal twist and maximum
accuracy. The particular round uses Sintox priming technology
which de facto makes it a lead-free round.
In fact, pollution-free rounds are becoming a standard
feature for Swiss major RUAG Ammotec. In May 2013, it ob-
tained full NATO certification for its 5.56 x 45 mm LF HC SX,
a fully lead-free cartridge that can be produced either with
the SS-109 or with the M-855 ball. The qualification for this
82 JULY 2014
a fully lead-free cartridge that can be produced either with
the SS-109 or with the M-855 ball. The qualification for this
those of the standard M80
round. This does not mean,
however, that the Scandina-
vian company does not have
anything new on its 7.62 mm
drawing board. With experi-
ence gained a few years ago
with the development of the
larger calibre 12.7 x 99 mm RR
(reduced range) family, Nammo
developed the 7.62 x 51 BNT 6
RR with a view to reducing the danger zone during training and
in urban warfare operations, since the round is fully apt for use in
combat operations at a 200-metre range.
The problem is that a standard 7.62 mm can fly as far as
4,000 metres at almost full energy throughout its trajectory, so
Nammo looked into solutions to solve the problem. It developed
a family of 100 percent lead-free 7.62 x 51 mm RR ammunition that
has full combat performance and still matched the trajectory of
the M80 by at least 200 metres.
No mean feat, and it took a while to evolve a solution that did
not compromise the effi ciency of the cartridge. In the end, this
was obtained thanks to groovings—or, simply put, dimples—
along the 6.2-gm (96 grains) projectile. This seemingly-small
process increases drag but, more importantly, reduces spin rate
and induces tumbling past the 200-metre mark. Tests were un-
dertaken to determine the effi cacy of this cartridge in actual
combat situations, and they were satisfactory. Two more
THE LSAT RACE HAS LED TO DEVELOPMENTS
IN AMMUNITION THAT WILL LEAD TO LESSER
COLLATERAL DAMAGE AND A LESS TRAUMATIC
EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
The company’s
5.56 x 45 mm LF HC+
SX Horizon is now
attracting interest from
numerous nations as
it provides near-AP
performance.
RUAG Ammotec’s
5.56 mm x 45 LF HC
SX obtained full NATO
certification in 2013,
and lead-free rounds
are also available in
larger calibres.
ATK’s M855A1 EPR
has produced close
to one billion units,
yet this new round’s
noxious impact on
the environment is
close to nil.
P
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O
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YEAR
1962
ESCAPEES
FRANK MORRIS, CLARENCE ANGLIN, JOHN ANGLIN
PRISON
ALCATRAZ, CALIFORNIA, THE US
Situated on a tiny island in San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz
was notoriously called the US’s most inescapable prison,
housing legendary gangsters, including Al Capone, “Machine
Gun” Kelly, and the Birdman of (wait for it) Alcatraz. Before
Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers fled, 31 inmates had
attempted escape, all resulting in death or recapture. Using
spoons to tunnel into the cell vent (1), Morris and the Anglins
executed the prison’s most brazen escape attempt ever.
On the night of June 11, after six months of immaculate
planning, they placed papier-mâché dummies in their beds
(2), climbed to the Alcatraz roof and over a security fence
(3), and then took to the frigid bay waters in a raft made
from prison-issue raincoats (4)… only to vanish. A 17-year
investigation concluded that the men had drowned. Their
bodies, however, have never been found.
Wrongly (or rightly)
imprisoned? As history
shows, time plus
creativity plus a good
spoon equals freedom.
Take a look back at the
most death-defying,
audacious, and insane
ways prisoners have
busted through their cells.
Text ADAM LINEHAN
Illustrations KAGAN MACLEOD
W gl ( ightl )
JULY 2014 85
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YEAR
1962
ESCAPEES
FRANK MORRIS, CLARENCE ANGLIN, JOHN ANGLIN
PRISON
ALCATRAZ, CALIFORNIA, THE US
Situated on a tiny island in San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz
was notoriously called the US’s most inescapable prison,
housing legendary gangsters, including Al Capone, “Machine
Gun” Kelly, and the Birdman of (wait for it) Alcatraz. Before
Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers fled, 31 inmates had
attempted escape, all resulting in death or recapture. Using
spoons to tunnel into the cell vent (1), Morris and the Anglins
executed the prison’s most brazen escape attempt ever.
On the night of June 11, after six months of immaculate
planning, they placed papier-mâché dummies in their beds
(2), climbed to the Alcatraz roof and over a security fence
(3), and then took to the frigid bay waters in a raft made
from prison-issue raincoats (4)… only to vanish. A 17-year
investigation concluded that the men had drowned. Their
bodies, however, have never been found.
Wrongly (or rightly)
imprisoned? As history
shows, time plus
creativity plus a good
spoon equals freedom.
Take a look back at the
most death-defying,
audacious, and insane
ways prisoners have
busted through their cells.
Text ADAM LINEHAN
Illustrations KAGAN MACLEOD
W gl ( ightl )
JULY 2014 85
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YEAR
1597
ESCAPEE
JOHN GERARD
PRISON
TOWER OF LONDON
While incarcerated in the
Tower of London for the
high crime of being a Jesuit
priest in Elizabethan England,
John Gerard was repeatedly
tortured but never divulged
the whereabouts of his fellow
clergymen. He endured the
torture so well, in fact, that his
YEAR
1755
ESCAPEE
CASANOVA
PRISON
THE LEADS, ITALY
When he was finally arrested
for his wicked ways, legendary
Italian cocksman Giacomo
Casanova was sentenced to
five years in the Leads, an
“inescapable” prison atop the
Doge’s Palace in Venice. But, of
course, Casanova was not one
YEAR
1944
ESCAPEES
RUDOLF VRBA, ALFRED WETZLER
PRISON
CONCENTRATION CAMP
AUSCHWITZ, POLAND
Determined to tell people of
the atrocities of Auschwitz,
Jewish prisoners Rudolf Vrba
and Alfred Wetzler hatched
a plot to escape, hiding
for three days beneath a
woodpile located between
the inner and outer fences
encircling the camp and
using gasoline-soaked
tobacco to throw dogs off.
Knowing that once news of
their escape broke, guards
would sound the alarm, the
pair waited in total silence.
On the fourth day, they
emerged and fled to Slovakia,
where they wrote the Vrba-
Wetzler Report, alerting the
world to the Holocaust.
YEAR
1944
ESCAPEES
76 ALLIED POWs
PRISON
STALAG LUFT III, GERMANY
When the Nazis constructed
Stalag Luft III, the goal was
to make escape virtually
impossible. Barracks were
set on stilts to discourage
tunnelling through the floors,
and microphones were used to
detect the sound of digging...
apart from constant patrolling,
more guards and layers of
fencing. But that didn’t stop
200 Allied POWs from taking
a stab at it. The Great Escape,
as it’s famously come to be
YEAR
2012
ESCAPEE
CHOI GAP-BOK
PRISON
DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA
Choi Gap-bok combined his
criminal cunning and advanced
yoga skills to escape jail,
earning himself the nickname,
the “Korean Houdini.” How he
did it can defy biology but, then
again, who can’t? After lubing
up with skin ointment, the 5'4"
Choi slithered through a food
slot in his cell—measuring just
6" high and 18" wide—before
slipping past three sleeping
prison guards. After his escape,
an investigator reviewed
footage of the incident and,
pretty much amazed, told
reporters that Choi escaped “in
less than a minute after moving
flexibly like an octopus.” The
speed, of course, was just half
of it. The slot was a fraction of
his body. The human octopus
was recaptured six days later.
captors eventually threw in
the bloody towel. All the while
Gerard was orchestrating his
escape, even communicating
with his confederates using
invisible ink made from
diluted orange juice. One
night, he hacked through his
cell door and made his way to
the outer moat, where a boat
was awaiting him. Despite his
hands mangled from the brutal
torture, Gerard managed to
climb down a rope and into the
boat, then rowed down ye olde
Thames to freedom.
known, famously involved
the digging of three tunnels:
“Tom,” “Dick,” and “Harry.”
Harry, the only one to reach
completion, was fitted with
air pumps, rail systems and
electric lights, all made from
materials scavenged from the
prison yard and associated
areas. Two hundred POWs
made a break for it—76 escaped,
73 were recaptured and 50
were executed. Ultimately,
only three POWs made it back
to Allied territory, away from
Nazi Germany. However, two of
these escapees were so enraged
with what they’d gone through
and the aftermath that they
headed right back into active
military service.
to be easily deterred. With spit
and a stone, he fashioned an
iron spike, which he smuggled
to a fellow inmate in a Bible
topped with a plate of pasta.
After tunnelling through the
ceiling, the pair came upon one
last impregnable door. Luckily
Casanova could impregnate
anything, and after being
mistaken for civilians they were
released back into the world,
where Casanova spent the rest
of his life making sweet love to
everyone and everything.
YEAR
2013
ESCAPEES
JOSEPH JENKINS, CHARLES WALKER
PRISON
FRANKLIN CORRECTIONAL
INSTITUTION, FLORIDA, THE US
On September 27 last year,
convicted murderer Joseph
Jenkins actually walked out of
a Florida prison using forged
documents stating that his life
sentence had been reduced.
Unbelievable? Wait. Eleven
days later, another criminal
from the same prison, one
Charles Walker, did exactly
the same thing. Luckily for the
Floridians, alert US Marshals
found the duo shacked up in
a Panama City motel. Here’s
something we figure fugitives
should know: If you’re going to
flee, plan for distance.
YEAR
1941
ESCAPEE
SUBHAS CHANDRA BOSE
PRISON
38/2, ELGIN ROAD, KOLKATA, INDIA
In 1939, afraid of Netaji’s
growing popularity, the British
put him in Presidency Jail,
Kolkata. He refused to eat or
drink, and was then put under
house arrest as his health had
deteriorated. That’s where
he planned his flight. A few
days before he was to escape,
he declined to meet British
offi cers and grew a beard.
Dressed as a Pathan, he slipped
out of his house at night
and, with the help of Sisir
K. Bose and Bhagat Ram
Talwar, escaped to Bihar.
From there, he moved west
to Peshawar. He then began
his journey to wintery Russia
via Afghanistan, with the
help of Abwehr. Once Netaji
reached Moscow, he was
flown to Berlin in a special
courier aircraft. He arrived
in Germany and met Adolf
Hitler, and the radio station
announced his presence
there. The news stunned the
world, mostly the British who
were searching for him on
India’s eastern border.
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YEAR
1597
ESCAPEE
JOHN GERARD
PRISON
TOWER OF LONDON
While incarcerated in the
Tower of London for the
high crime of being a Jesuit
priest in Elizabethan England,
John Gerard was repeatedly
tortured but never divulged
the whereabouts of his fellow
clergymen. He endured the
torture so well, in fact, that his
YEAR
1755
ESCAPEE
CASANOVA
PRISON
THE LEADS, ITALY
When he was finally arrested
for his wicked ways, legendary
Italian cocksman Giacomo
Casanova was sentenced to
five years in the Leads, an
“inescapable” prison atop the
Doge’s Palace in Venice. But, of
course, Casanova was not one
YEAR
1944
ESCAPEES
RUDOLF VRBA, ALFRED WETZLER
PRISON
CONCENTRATION CAMP
AUSCHWITZ, POLAND
Determined to tell people of
the atrocities of Auschwitz,
Jewish prisoners Rudolf Vrba
and Alfred Wetzler hatched
a plot to escape, hiding
for three days beneath a
woodpile located between
the inner and outer fences
encircling the camp and
using gasoline-soaked
tobacco to throw dogs off.
Knowing that once news of
their escape broke, guards
would sound the alarm, the
pair waited in total silence.
On the fourth day, they
emerged and fled to Slovakia,
where they wrote the Vrba-
Wetzler Report, alerting the
world to the Holocaust.
YEAR
1944
ESCAPEES
76 ALLIED POWs
PRISON
STALAG LUFT III, GERMANY
When the Nazis constructed
Stalag Luft III, the goal was
to make escape virtually
impossible. Barracks were
set on stilts to discourage
tunnelling through the floors,
and microphones were used to
detect the sound of digging...
apart from constant patrolling,
more guards and layers of
fencing. But that didn’t stop
200 Allied POWs from taking
a stab at it. The Great Escape,
as it’s famously come to be
YEAR
2012
ESCAPEE
CHOI GAP-BOK
PRISON
DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA
Choi Gap-bok combined his
criminal cunning and advanced
yoga skills to escape jail,
earning himself the nickname,
the “Korean Houdini.” How he
did it can defy biology but, then
again, who can’t? After lubing
up with skin ointment, the 5'4"
Choi slithered through a food
slot in his cell—measuring just
6" high and 18" wide—before
slipping past three sleeping
prison guards. After his escape,
an investigator reviewed
footage of the incident and,
pretty much amazed, told
reporters that Choi escaped “in
less than a minute after moving
flexibly like an octopus.” The
speed, of course, was just half
of it. The slot was a fraction of
his body. The human octopus
was recaptured six days later.
captors eventually threw in
the bloody towel. All the while
Gerard was orchestrating his
escape, even communicating
with his confederates using
invisible ink made from
diluted orange juice. One
night, he hacked through his
cell door and made his way to
the outer moat, where a boat
was awaiting him. Despite his
hands mangled from the brutal
torture, Gerard managed to
climb down a rope and into the
boat, then rowed down ye olde
Thames to freedom.
known, famously involved
the digging of three tunnels:
“Tom,” “Dick,” and “Harry.”
Harry, the only one to reach
completion, was fitted with
air pumps, rail systems and
electric lights, all made from
materials scavenged from the
prison yard and associated
areas. Two hundred POWs
made a break for it—76 escaped,
73 were recaptured and 50
were executed. Ultimately,
only three POWs made it back
to Allied territory, away from
Nazi Germany. However, two of
these escapees were so enraged
with what they’d gone through
and the aftermath that they
headed right back into active
military service.
to be easily deterred. With spit
and a stone, he fashioned an
iron spike, which he smuggled
to a fellow inmate in a Bible
topped with a plate of pasta.
After tunnelling through the
ceiling, the pair came upon one
last impregnable door. Luckily
Casanova could impregnate
anything, and after being
mistaken for civilians they were
released back into the world,
where Casanova spent the rest
of his life making sweet love to
everyone and everything.
YEAR
2013
ESCAPEES
JOSEPH JENKINS, CHARLES WALKER
PRISON
FRANKLIN CORRECTIONAL
INSTITUTION, FLORIDA, THE US
On September 27 last year,
convicted murderer Joseph
Jenkins actually walked out of
a Florida prison using forged
documents stating that his life
sentence had been reduced.
Unbelievable? Wait. Eleven
days later, another criminal
from the same prison, one
Charles Walker, did exactly
the same thing. Luckily for the
Floridians, alert US Marshals
found the duo shacked up in
a Panama City motel. Here’s
something we figure fugitives
should know: If you’re going to
flee, plan for distance.
YEAR
1941
ESCAPEE
SUBHAS CHANDRA BOSE
PRISON
38/2, ELGIN ROAD, KOLKATA, INDIA
In 1939, afraid of Netaji’s
growing popularity, the British
put him in Presidency Jail,
Kolkata. He refused to eat or
drink, and was then put under
house arrest as his health had
deteriorated. That’s where
he planned his flight. A few
days before he was to escape,
he declined to meet British
offi cers and grew a beard.
Dressed as a Pathan, he slipped
out of his house at night
and, with the help of Sisir
K. Bose and Bhagat Ram
Talwar, escaped to Bihar.
From there, he moved west
to Peshawar. He then began
his journey to wintery Russia
via Afghanistan, with the
help of Abwehr. Once Netaji
reached Moscow, he was
flown to Berlin in a special
courier aircraft. He arrived
in Germany and met Adolf
Hitler, and the radio station
announced his presence
there. The news stunned the
world, mostly the British who
were searching for him on
India’s eastern border.
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YEARS
2001, 2003, 2007
ESCAPEE
PASCAL PAYET
PRISONS
LUYNES AND GRASSE PRISONS,
FRANCE
Ever since he was first
incarcerated in the late ’90s,
prolific French criminal Pascal
Payet has taken part in three
spectacular helicopter-borne
escapes. In 2001, while doing time
for murder, Payet and a fellow
inmate were plucked from prison
in a helicopter his buddy had
hijacked at gunpoint. After two
years on the lam, Payet headed
back to the same prison—aboard
a helicopter—to pick up some pals
he’d left behind, using a power
saw and a rope ladder to extract
them from the prison yard. Payet
was subsequently captured,
reincarcerated, and placed under
heavy surveillance. Then, in 2007,
a group of gunmen descended on
the prison in yet another copter
and snatched Payet up again. Two
months later, authorities found
him in Spain and jailed him in
a secret location, hopefully not
next to a helicopter store.
YEAR
1983
ESCAPEES
38 IRA PARAMILITARIES
PRISON
MAZE PRISON, BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND
During the “troubles” of Northern Ireland
in the latter half of the 20th century,
Maze Prison housed those convicted
of paramilitary activity, most of them
members of the Irish Republican Army.
Heavily fortified, the Maze was considered
one of the world’s most escape-proof
penitentiaries. But in 1983, a group of IRA
prisoners pulled off the biggest escape
in the UK’s history. After accumulating
a small arsenal of weapons, the inmates
jumped the guards and took them
hostage. A hijacked food truck then ferried
the inmates to the main gate. In the end,
38 prisoners successfully escaped, leaving
seven guards wounded—one fatally,
unfortunately—in their wake.
YEAR
1864
ESCAPEES
109 UNION ARMY OFFICERS
PRISON
LIBBY PRISON, VIRGINIA, THE US
During the US Civil War,
1,000 Union Army offi cers
were incarcerated at the
Confederate-run Libby Prison
in Richmond, Virginia. A
converted warehouse on the
banks of the James river, Libby YEAR
1979
ESCAPEES
TIM JENKIN, STEPHEN LEE,
ALEX MOUMBARIS
PRISON
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA
In apartheid South Africa in
the ’70s, Pretoria Central Prison
was the offi cial site of capital
punishment, and it’s where
Tim Jenkin was serving 12 years
for distributing anti-apartheid
literature. To break free, Jenkin
and fellow inmates Stephen
Lee and Alex Moumbaris spent
Y
YEAR
1934
ESCAPEE
JOHN DILLINGER
PRISON
LAKE COUNTY JAIL, THE US
After a string of bank robberies,
infamous gangster John
Dillinger found himself in
Lake County Jail awaiting
trial for murder. Authorities
boasted that the facility was
inescapable, but that didn’t
stop the wily Dillinger. As the
story goes, he carved a fake
Colt .38 revolver from wood
(see the replica) and used it
to scare a guard into releasing
him from his cell. He then
proceeded to lock up the rest of
the guards and fled to Chicago,
where he plunged right back
into criminal life. Well, for a
few months anyway: He was
gunned down by a team of
special agents later that year.
was infamous for its squalid
conditions and high mortality
rate. The escape began when
109 inmates chiselled a passage
into an abandoned, rat-
infested section of the prison’s
basement, then tunnelled
through the floor, resurfacing
17 days later under a nearby
tobacco shed. They hit the
streets of Richmond, and 59
made it back to Union territory,
where they presumably
smoked victory cigars.
18 months carving 10 wooden
keys, one for each steel door
that stood between their cells
and freedom. To ensure the
keys properly fit the locks, the
trio made countless dry runs.
And it paid off, at least until
they came to an 11th door.
Using a chisel, they managed to
break it open and, once outside,
escaped SA, eventually settling
in England.
YEAR
1910
ESCAPEE
VINAYAK DAMODAR SAVARKAR
PRISON
MERCHANT VESSEL MOREA
Veer Savarkar was implicated
for alleged anti-British
activities and arrested as
soon as his train from Paris
pulled in at London’s Victoria
Station. The British sent him
back to India to be tried, on
the merchant vessel Morea.
On July 8, 1910, when the ship
reached Marseilles, Savarkar
went to the lavatory at 6 am,
as guards waited outside. He
removed his dressing gown and
hung it so that the guards—if
they peeped—would think
he was still inside. Savarkar
jumped into the sea from a
porthole at least 20 feet high
and swam to shore, which
was French territory. He then
scaled a wall and ran towards a
French offi cer named Brigadier
Pasky, thinking he’d seek
asylum. Call it linguistics or
plain bad timing, Pasky did
not understand and handed
Savarkar back to the Brits.
YEAR
1868
ESCAPEES
238 FREEDOM FIGHTERS
PRISON
CELLULAR JAIL, ANDAMANS
In March, 238 prisoners
of the infamous Kala Pani
escaped after intense
climbing, hiding in the
far reaches of the island
and eventually swimming
for miles through high
tide. They were all caught,
however, and 87 of them
were hanged.
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YEARS
2001, 2003, 2007
ESCAPEE
PASCAL PAYET
PRISONS
LUYNES AND GRASSE PRISONS,
FRANCE
Ever since he was first
incarcerated in the late ’90s,
prolific French criminal Pascal
Payet has taken part in three
spectacular helicopter-borne
escapes. In 2001, while doing time
for murder, Payet and a fellow
inmate were plucked from prison
in a helicopter his buddy had
hijacked at gunpoint. After two
years on the lam, Payet headed
back to the same prison—aboard
a helicopter—to pick up some pals
he’d left behind, using a power
saw and a rope ladder to extract
them from the prison yard. Payet
was subsequently captured,
reincarcerated, and placed under
heavy surveillance. Then, in 2007,
a group of gunmen descended on
the prison in yet another copter
and snatched Payet up again. Two
months later, authorities found
him in Spain and jailed him in
a secret location, hopefully not
next to a helicopter store.
YEAR
1983
ESCAPEES
38 IRA PARAMILITARIES
PRISON
MAZE PRISON, BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND
During the “troubles” of Northern Ireland
in the latter half of the 20th century,
Maze Prison housed those convicted
of paramilitary activity, most of them
members of the Irish Republican Army.
Heavily fortified, the Maze was considered
one of the world’s most escape-proof
penitentiaries. But in 1983, a group of IRA
prisoners pulled off the biggest escape
in the UK’s history. After accumulating
a small arsenal of weapons, the inmates
jumped the guards and took them
hostage. A hijacked food truck then ferried
the inmates to the main gate. In the end,
38 prisoners successfully escaped, leaving
seven guards wounded—one fatally,
unfortunately—in their wake.
YEAR
1864
ESCAPEES
109 UNION ARMY OFFICERS
PRISON
LIBBY PRISON, VIRGINIA, THE US
During the US Civil War,
1,000 Union Army offi cers
were incarcerated at the
Confederate-run Libby Prison
in Richmond, Virginia. A
converted warehouse on the
banks of the James river, Libby YEAR
1979
ESCAPEES
TIM JENKIN, STEPHEN LEE,
ALEX MOUMBARIS
PRISON
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA
In apartheid South Africa in
the ’70s, Pretoria Central Prison
was the offi cial site of capital
punishment, and it’s where
Tim Jenkin was serving 12 years
for distributing anti-apartheid
literature. To break free, Jenkin
and fellow inmates Stephen
Lee and Alex Moumbaris spent
Y
YEAR
1934
ESCAPEE
JOHN DILLINGER
PRISON
LAKE COUNTY JAIL, THE US
After a string of bank robberies,
infamous gangster John
Dillinger found himself in
Lake County Jail awaiting
trial for murder. Authorities
boasted that the facility was
inescapable, but that didn’t
stop the wily Dillinger. As the
story goes, he carved a fake
Colt .38 revolver from wood
(see the replica) and used it
to scare a guard into releasing
him from his cell. He then
proceeded to lock up the rest of
the guards and fled to Chicago,
where he plunged right back
into criminal life. Well, for a
few months anyway: He was
gunned down by a team of
special agents later that year.
was infamous for its squalid
conditions and high mortality
rate. The escape began when
109 inmates chiselled a passage
into an abandoned, rat-
infested section of the prison’s
basement, then tunnelled
through the floor, resurfacing
17 days later under a nearby
tobacco shed. They hit the
streets of Richmond, and 59
made it back to Union territory,
where they presumably
smoked victory cigars.
18 months carving 10 wooden
keys, one for each steel door
that stood between their cells
and freedom. To ensure the
keys properly fit the locks, the
trio made countless dry runs.
And it paid off, at least until
they came to an 11th door.
Using a chisel, they managed to
break it open and, once outside,
escaped SA, eventually settling
in England.
YEAR
1910
ESCAPEE
VINAYAK DAMODAR SAVARKAR
PRISON
MERCHANT VESSEL MOREA
Veer Savarkar was implicated
for alleged anti-British
activities and arrested as
soon as his train from Paris
pulled in at London’s Victoria
Station. The British sent him
back to India to be tried, on
the merchant vessel Morea.
On July 8, 1910, when the ship
reached Marseilles, Savarkar
went to the lavatory at 6 am,
as guards waited outside. He
removed his dressing gown and
hung it so that the guards—if
they peeped—would think
he was still inside. Savarkar
jumped into the sea from a
porthole at least 20 feet high
and swam to shore, which
was French territory. He then
scaled a wall and ran towards a
French offi cer named Brigadier
Pasky, thinking he’d seek
asylum. Call it linguistics or
plain bad timing, Pasky did
not understand and handed
Savarkar back to the Brits.
YEAR
1868
ESCAPEES
238 FREEDOM FIGHTERS
PRISON
CELLULAR JAIL, ANDAMANS
In March, 238 prisoners
of the infamous Kala Pani
escaped after intense
climbing, hiding in the
far reaches of the island
and eventually swimming
for miles through high
tide. They were all caught,
however, and 87 of them
were hanged.
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The lady with the look,
Nathalia, gives us new reason
to love the colour scarlet.
Photographs ABHAY SINGH
90 JULY 2014
THE
SIREN
& THE
ATTRACTION
JOLIDON at INTIMATE STREET
brassiere `2,750 and knickers
`1,300, DRVV sheer silk cloak
(p.o.r.), TRÈSMODE Kailastic
suede sandals `3,600
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The lady with the look,
Nathalia, gives us new reason
to love the colour scarlet.
Photographs ABHAY SINGH
90 JULY 2014
THE
SIREN
& THE
ATTRACTION
JOLIDON at INTIMATE STREET
brassiere `2,750 and knickers
`1,300, DRVV sheer silk cloak
(p.o.r.), TRÈSMODE Kailastic
suede sandals `3,600
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92 JULY 2014
You know you’re
in for a fantastic
shoot when the
subject in question
is Nathalia.
The Rio de
Janeiro-born
model is no
stranger to
sexiness, having
been the main
girl in Kingfisher’s
2012 Calendar.
As she embarks
on her Hindi
movie innings,
MAXIM meets the
bombshell with the
twinkling eyes.
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92 JULY 2014
You know you’re
in for a fantastic
shoot when the
subject in question
is Nathalia.
The Rio de
Janeiro-born
model is no
stranger to
sexiness, having
been the main
girl in Kingfisher’s
2012 Calendar.
As she embarks
on her Hindi
movie innings,
MAXIM meets the
bombshell with the
twinkling eyes.
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JULY 2014 95
Hi, Nathalia. This is your MAXIM
debut. How was the experience?
It was a great experience. Everybody was
extremely professional and kind, and that
made me feel very comfortable.
You’ve been in modelling forever, and been
gearing for films since 2012. What have been
the highlights?
We all have ups and downs. I never thought
I’d become an actress because even though
it may not come across, I’m very shy and
reserved. I’m a bit of a loner and I like to
spend time with myself. I guess destiny
guided me here. I’ve genuinely begun to
love this and have a passion for the art. I’m
very dedicated and it’s taken a lot of hard
work to get here. At the end of the day, I’m
happy and that’s what matters the most
to me.
What kind of movies do you like to watch?
I like the oldies, the noir films. I’m a big
fan of Marilyn Monroe, but I also love
action dramas, including classics like
Scarface. I’d love to do such roles too, and a
hardcore action movie such as Resident Evil.
As somebody who doesn’t come from a filmi
family, what advice would you give people who
want to make it in show business?
The only person stopping you from what
you want is you, and you should never
give up on your dreams. And, as my
granny would say, “Hard work doesn’t kill
anyone,” so focus and work hard.
You’re gorgeous and strong, so what do you say
to men who are intimidated by strong women?
First, thank you for calling me gorgeous.
Strong? I’d say I’m very determined and I
do have strong points of view, but when
it comes to relationships, I’m gentle and
giving. I’d sell my soul for the man I truly
love. I’m a shy and feminine woman so,
honestly, there’s no advice I can give you,
because that’s not my personality.
What turns you on in a man?
His brains, his capacity to take control and
the way he smells.
What is the craziest thing a man has ever done
for you?
A guy said he’d jump off a plane if he
couldn’t see my face again one last time.
What must a guy do to go on a date with you?
And what would make for an ideal date?
First, I’d have to know the person for
some time, because I’m not the kind of
person who gets attracted to someone
straightaway, or falls in love at first sight.
I take my time. So, it’ll help to start as a
friend, share conversations and surprise
me. I love to be surprised. This would
maybe get my attention and I’d consider a
date. For it to be perfect, it can be just me
and the man I love in a quiet place in the
night... like on a beach under a full moon.
What are things you like about Indian men?
What makes them different from others?
They are romantic, extremely flirtatious
and like to build up to romance. I take my
time, so that is something I really like
about Indian men.
You have global genes. Which country has the
best attitude to dating and women in general?
I think everywhere is different, and it
basically depends on what you’re looking
for in a relationship.
How would you ensure safety for women if you
were given the right tools?
It would depend on what tools you were
providing me with. Safety for women
is very important for any country and
it shouldn’t be pushed aside. Women
are equal to men. In fact, at times I feel
nothing can beat girl power!
Amen to that. Before we take your leave,
complete this sentence: “I think MAXIM is...”
Marvellously sexy.
SHRUTI SHETH organza
cape `8,700, LA SENZA
babydoll `3,290, HEEL &
BUCKLE Pazzion mid-heel
closed pump `7,110
Previous spread
and facing page
GEISHA DESIGNS bolero
`9,500, MARKS &
SPENCER panties `599,
TRÈSMODE Skopeep
peeptoe pumps `6,000
0714-FT_IG-Nathy_FINAL II time.indd 6-7 26/06/14 3:37 PM
JULY 2014 95
Hi, Nathalia. This is your MAXIM
debut. How was the experience?
It was a great experience. Everybody was
extremely professional and kind, and that
made me feel very comfortable.
You’ve been in modelling forever, and been
gearing for films since 2012. What have been
the highlights?
We all have ups and downs. I never thought
I’d become an actress because even though
it may not come across, I’m very shy and
reserved. I’m a bit of a loner and I like to
spend time with myself. I guess destiny
guided me here. I’ve genuinely begun to
love this and have a passion for the art. I’m
very dedicated and it’s taken a lot of hard
work to get here. At the end of the day, I’m
happy and that’s what matters the most
to me.
What kind of movies do you like to watch?
I like the oldies, the noir films. I’m a big
fan of Marilyn Monroe, but I also love
action dramas, including classics like
Scarface. I’d love to do such roles too, and a
hardcore action movie such as Resident Evil.
As somebody who doesn’t come from a filmi
family, what advice would you give people who
want to make it in show business?
The only person stopping you from what
you want is you, and you should never
give up on your dreams. And, as my
granny would say, “Hard work doesn’t kill
anyone,” so focus and work hard.
You’re gorgeous and strong, so what do you say
to men who are intimidated by strong women?
First, thank you for calling me gorgeous.
Strong? I’d say I’m very determined and I
do have strong points of view, but when
it comes to relationships, I’m gentle and
giving. I’d sell my soul for the man I truly
love. I’m a shy and feminine woman so,
honestly, there’s no advice I can give you,
because that’s not my personality.
What turns you on in a man?
His brains, his capacity to take control and
the way he smells.
What is the craziest thing a man has ever done
for you?
A guy said he’d jump off a plane if he
couldn’t see my face again one last time.
What must a guy do to go on a date with you?
And what would make for an ideal date?
First, I’d have to know the person for
some time, because I’m not the kind of
person who gets attracted to someone
straightaway, or falls in love at first sight.
I take my time. So, it’ll help to start as a
friend, share conversations and surprise
me. I love to be surprised. This would
maybe get my attention and I’d consider a
date. For it to be perfect, it can be just me
and the man I love in a quiet place in the
night... like on a beach under a full moon.
What are things you like about Indian men?
What makes them different from others?
They are romantic, extremely flirtatious
and like to build up to romance. I take my
time, so that is something I really like
about Indian men.
You have global genes. Which country has the
best attitude to dating and women in general?
I think everywhere is different, and it
basically depends on what you’re looking
for in a relationship.
How would you ensure safety for women if you
were given the right tools?
It would depend on what tools you were
providing me with. Safety for women
is very important for any country and
it shouldn’t be pushed aside. Women
are equal to men. In fact, at times I feel
nothing can beat girl power!
Amen to that. Before we take your leave,
complete this sentence: “I think MAXIM is...”
Marvellously sexy.
SHRUTI SHETH organza
cape `8,700, LA SENZA
babydoll `3,290, HEEL &
BUCKLE Pazzion mid-heel
closed pump `7,110
Previous spread
and facing page
GEISHA DESIGNS bolero
`9,500, MARKS &
SPENCER panties `599,
TRÈSMODE Skopeep
peeptoe pumps `6,000
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When it
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I’m gentle
and giving.
96 JULY 2014
JOLIDON at INTIMATE
STREET brassiere
`2,750 and knickers
`1,300, TRÈSMODE
Kailastic suede
sandals `3,600
VICTORIA’S SECRET at
EVANGELOS lace bra
`2,552, SHRUTI SHETH
organza cape `8,700,
MARKS & SPENCER
panties `799 T
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When it
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96 JULY 2014
JOLIDON at INTIMATE
STREET brassiere
`2,750 and knickers
`1,300, TRÈSMODE
Kailastic suede
sandals `3,600
VICTORIA’S SECRET at
EVANGELOS lace bra
`2,552, SHRUTI SHETH
organza cape `8,700,
MARKS & SPENCER
panties `799 T
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Beat
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Photographs MICHELE LAURITA
Men’s styling STAN WILLIAMS
Women’s styling MARK GRISCHKE
{On Him}
ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA
suit `2,00,000, shirt
`21,000 and tie `12,000,
FRATELLI ROSSETTI
printed lizard shoes
`36,500
{On Her}
FLAGPOLE SWIM
swimsuit (p.o.r.),
ALEJANDRO INGELMO
shoes (p.o.r.)
ALL-WEATHER FABRICS
COMBINED WITH PRECISE
TAILORING MAKE FOR THE
BEST-LOOKING SUITS.
JULY 2014 99
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Beat
The
Blues
Photographs MICHELE LAURITA
Men’s styling STAN WILLIAMS
Women’s styling MARK GRISCHKE
{On Him}
ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA
suit `2,00,000, shirt
`21,000 and tie `12,000,
FRATELLI ROSSETTI
printed lizard shoes
`36,500
{On Her}
FLAGPOLE SWIM
swimsuit (p.o.r.),
ALEJANDRO INGELMO
shoes (p.o.r.)
ALL-WEATHER FABRICS
COMBINED WITH PRECISE
TAILORING MAKE FOR THE
BEST-LOOKING SUITS.
JULY 2014 99
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{On Him}
CANALI silk-linen suit
`1,45,000, cotton shirt
`16,000 and silk tie
`10,500, LOUIS VUITTON
shoes (p.o.r.)
{On Her}
VIX PAULA HERMANNY
bikini bottoms (p.o.r.),
GUCCI sunglasses (p.o.r.)
{On Him}
BOSS wool-mohair-
cashmere suit
`1,12,000, cotton shirt
`10,000 and silk tie
`7,500
{On Her}
CALVIN KLEIN
swimsuit, vintage
GUCCI Boule bracelet
from BELADORA.COM M
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{On Him}
CANALI silk-linen suit
`1,45,000, cotton shirt
`16,000 and silk tie
`10,500, LOUIS VUITTON
shoes (p.o.r.)
{On Her}
VIX PAULA HERMANNY
bikini bottoms (p.o.r.),
GUCCI sunglasses (p.o.r.)
{On Him}
BOSS wool-mohair-
cashmere suit
`1,12,000, cotton shirt
`10,000 and silk tie
`7,500
{On Her}
CALVIN KLEIN
swimsuit, vintage
GUCCI Boule bracelet
from BELADORA.COM M
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{On Him}
CALVIN KLEIN bonded
wool suit `89,000, cotton
shirt `20,700 and silk tie
`11,500, VINCE CAMUTO
socks `600, HERMÈS
shoes (p.o.r.), ZADEH
18K-gold cufflinks with
pavé-set rubies (p.o.r.)
{On Her}
VIX PAULA HERMANNY
swimsuit (p.o.r.), JEROME
C. ROUSSEAU shoes
(p.o.r.), BALLY woven
ski tote (p.o.r.)
{On Him}
BURBERRY London
Millbank suit `88,000,
CALVIN KLEIN shirt
`5,500, MARWOOD silk
tie `11,000,
HOOK+ALBERT
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pocket square `3,000
{On Her}
OBI CYMATICA shoes
(p.o.r.)
JULY 2014 103
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{On Him}
CALVIN KLEIN bonded
wool suit `89,000, cotton
shirt `20,700 and silk tie
`11,500, VINCE CAMUTO
socks `600, HERMÈS
shoes (p.o.r.), ZADEH
18K-gold cufflinks with
pavé-set rubies (p.o.r.)
{On Her}
VIX PAULA HERMANNY
swimsuit (p.o.r.), JEROME
C. ROUSSEAU shoes
(p.o.r.), BALLY woven
ski tote (p.o.r.)
{On Him}
BURBERRY London
Millbank suit `88,000,
CALVIN KLEIN shirt
`5,500, MARWOOD silk
tie `11,000,
HOOK+ALBERT
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pocket square `3,000
{On Her}
OBI CYMATICA shoes
(p.o.r.)
JULY 2014 103
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JULY 2014 105
From top

MAGNANNI at
HEEL & BUCKLE
`28,260
GUCCI
(p.o.r.)
CORNELIANI
`21,700
STEVE MADDEN
`6,999
PAUL & SHARK
`35,990
Facing page

BROOKS BROTHERS
`11,990
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO
(p.o.r.)
KENNETH COLE
`10,490
GEOX
`7,999
WOODS
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JULY 2014 105
From top

MAGNANNI at
HEEL & BUCKLE
`28,260
GUCCI
(p.o.r.)
CORNELIANI
`21,700
STEVE MADDEN
`6,999
PAUL & SHARK
`35,990
Facing page

BROOKS BROTHERS
`11,990
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO
(p.o.r.)
KENNETH COLE
`10,490
GEOX
`7,999
WOODS
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All-weather sneakers to
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PHOTOGRAPHS ANWITA+ ARUN
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STASH
THE DEACON’S LAST WORDS
A deacon is in the hospital and his good
friend, a preacher, goes to visit him. The
preacher notices all the medical equipment
attached to the deacon. He kneels by the
bed. The deacon motions to a pad and pen
on the night stand. The preacher hands his
friend the pad and pen, and the deacon
begins to write. Suddenly, the deacon
dies. At his funeral, the preacher delivers
the service. He says, “I was with him when
he died, and as a matter of fact, I have his
last thought in my coat pocket here.” The
preacher pulls out the paper and reads,
“Please, get up. You’re kneeling on my
oxygen hose.”
SHARP EARS
A man goes to check on his mail. Next thing
he knows, a beautiful woman is standing in
front of him in a robe and she slowly unties
the knot. The man notices she has nothing
on underneath. He tries to maintain eye
contact with the girl while she is talking
to him. All of a sudden, she says, “I hear
someone coming, let’s go to my apartment.”
When they get inside her apartment, she
lets her robe fall to the ground and asks the
man, “Which part of my body do you like the
most?” The guy replies, “Your ears.” So she
gets mad and asks, “Why my ears? Look at
this body! It’s perfect! Look at these breasts—
they’re real and they’re mine! Look at this
butt—it’s hard and firm! So why my ears?”
The guy says, “Well, because the person you
heard coming was me!”
SMALL TALK
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BEAT THIS CAPTION
It’s open. Oh, shit.
Knock, knock.
I have a knock-knock joke.
PIT YOUR
WITS
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TEJAS S.
Mumbai
JUNE 2014
WINNER
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yellow card.
GUILTY
PLEASURES
BUNDLED
TOGETHER!
“I’d like to
toast the
crazy!”
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STASH SHOCK
KARMA CALLIN’
Keep a tab on those sins, or contemplate serious penance.
A man kicks up fire
during the annual
“Mesabatan Api” ritual
ahead of Nyepi Day in
Bali, Indonesia.
Mesabatan Api
symbolises the
purification of the
universe and human
body through fire.
Hoping you didn’t
commit those sins
now, aren’t you?
Don’t worry. Actually,
do worry.
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PUT THE LIGHTS ON
A few rituals that seek to take you closer to the higher power.
MORMON BAPTISM OF DEAD
Practised by the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints, the rite refers to
baptising a person on behalf of one who
is dead. Many believe baptism is a major
requirement to enter the Kingdom of
God after death. The living person acts
as the dead person’s proxy who couldn’t
be baptised during their life due to some
reason or the other.
GARUDAN THOOKKAM
Garudan Thookkam is dedicated to
Goddess Kali and celebrated across
temples in south Kerala. According to
the ritual, devotees perform a dance
for the goddess, after which their backs
are pierced with sharp hooks. They are
then lifted of the ground using ropes
and made to go around as an ofering
to the deity.
KAPPAROT
Some Jews perform Kapparot on the
eve of Yom Kippur. The ritual consists of
shaking a chicken or coins over one’s
head three times while reciting from
texts. This is said to transfer one’s sins
to the chicken, which is then slaughtered
and donated to the poor as charity.
SKY BURIAL
Practised in some provinces of China and
Tibet, “sky burial” is a ritual where the
corpse is left on a mountain top. Several
incisions are made on the body before it
is placed on a mountain top for birds and
animals to eat and for it to decompose
naturally. Why? The ground is rocky and
it’s not possible to dig a grave.
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VICTORIA AZARENKA
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Listen in on what Breaking Bad’s loyal sidekick has got cooking for his final day... bitch!
STASH 24 HOURS
How do you want to go?
I would like to go peacefully.
Maybe lying in a hammock
on an island somewhere after
eating a bunch of coconuts.
Do you have any deathbed
confessions?
I hate musicals. There, I said it.
Will you be going to heaven or
hell, and why?
I’m not really sure about all
that—I’m getting cremated.
What if you had to spend
eternity in an RV with Bryan
Cranston in his tighty-whities?
Is that heaven or hell? Is that a
serious question? Heaven,
of course.
What’s your last meal?
Pizza and root beer.
Name one thing you’re glad
you’ll never have to do again
on Earth.
Pay for gas.
What’s the wildest thing you
ever did while you were alive?
I rode a shark once. I wouldn’t
recommend it. It was fun, but I
thought I was going to get eaten
the entire time! Nothing against
sharks. I love sharks. I just don’t
think we are meant to ride them.
If you could come back and
spy on someone, who would it
be and why?
I’d spy on my wife and make
sure she’s mourning just
enough but not too much. And
then I would come back and
haunt her—not in a bad, scary
way, but in a good way, like,
“Hey, babe, I love you so much
and miss you, but don’t get
scared and judge me… because
I’m dead!”
Who’d be a more irritating
partner for all of eternity,
Badger or Skinny Pete?
Man, that’s a tough one. I think
maybe Badger would be more
annoying. I find Skinny Pete
to be kind of charming and
endearing. Breaking Bad fans,
you guys know what I’m talking
about, right?
What woman did you always
want to sleep with?
I’m not going to answer that
question.
What are people saying over
your casket?
Hopefully anything but “finally”
in a soft whisper.
Got any last words?
I would say, “It’s been a fun
ride. Thanks for having me to
the party.” And to my beautiful
wife, “I will miss you forever, my
pretty little bird. I can’t wait to
haunt the shit out of you!”
JULY 2014 111
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STASH AUTOPORN
112 JULY 2014
First designed for Gran Turismo on the PlayStation, the Toyota FT-1 has leapt from
the screen to reality in a spankin’ race-inspired avatar.
The Toyota FT-1 stands for “Future
Toyota” while the number 1 represents
the “ultimate.” This blazing speedster
takes inspiration from 2007’s FT-
HS and 2012’s Lexus LF-LC, with
a muscular, expressive body that’s
seemingly shaped by the wind. The
marque has been created by Calty
Design Research, and inlets, ducts and
vents on the exterior help reinforce its
track-ready nature, while serving the
critical function of purposeful airflow
management. At higher speeds,
a retractable rear wing deploys
automatically and tilts forward to create
additional downforce. The car’s front-
engine rear-wheel drive configuration
required that the cockpit sit rearward
within the wheelbase to optimise
weight distribution and ensure stability
and safety on tight turns.
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THE STYLE NETWORK
BUYING GUIDE
JULY 2014 113
ADIDAS Shop No. 4 & 5, Agarwal
Complex, Near Municipal Market,
C.G. Road, Ahmedabad–08.
AHAVA www.ahavaus.com
ALEJANDRO INGELMO
www.alejandroingelmo.com
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN at KITSCH D-17,
Defence Colony, New Delhi–24,
Ph: 011-46098212.
AMERICAN CREW
www.americancrewshop.com
ANTHONY LOGISTICS FOR MEN
www.anthony.com
A.V. MAXX www.avmaxx.com
BALLY DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi–70, Ph: 011-64670333.
BELADORA www.beladora.com
BROOKS BROTHERS Shop No. G-30,
Ambience Mall, Gurgaon–12.
BOSS www.hugoboss.com
BOOTS www.boots.com
BUCKLER’S REMEDY
www.bucklersremedy.com
BULGARI www.bulgari.com
BURBERRY The Oberoi, 443 Udyog Vihar
Phase 4, Gurgaon–16, Ph: 0124-4219043.
CALVIN KLEIN Shop No. 38, Ground Floor,
Select CityWalk Mall, Saket, New Delhi–17.
CANALI Shop No. 10 & 11, City Centre
Mall, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore,
Chennai–04.
CLEAR MEN www.clearhaircare.com
COLGATE Available at all departmental
stores nationwide.
CONAIR FOR MEN
www.conairformen.com
CORNELIANI The Taj Mahal Palace &
Tower, Lobby Level, Apollo Bunder,
Mumbai–01.
DC SHOES www.dcschoes.com
DIESEL UB City Mall, Ground Floor, Vittal
Mallya Road, Bengaluru–03.
DIOR Taj Mahal Hotel, Opposite Gateway
of India, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai–05.
DRVV www.facebook.com/DRVVofficial
DOLCE & GABBANA
www.dolcegabbana.com
DOVE MEN Available at all departmental
stores nationwide.
ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA The Oberoi,
Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg, Khan Market,
New Delhi–03, Ph: 011-43573970.
FAN DI FENDI www.fendi.com
FLAGPOLE SWIM www.flagpoleswim.com
FRATELLI ROSSETTI
www.fratellirossetti.com
GEISHA DESIGNS B-147, Sector-6,
Noida–01, Ph: 0120-2425009.
GEOX Shop No. 20, DLF Promenade Mall,
Vasant Kunj, Delhi–70.
GILLETTE www.gillette.com
GUCCI The Oberoi, Dr. Zakhir Hussain
Marg, Khan Market, New Delhi–03.
HANZ DE FUKO www.hanzdefuko.com
HEEL & BUCKLE The Palladium Mall, High
Street Phoenix, T-24 A, 462 Senapati
Bapat Marg, Mumbai–13.
HEIDI KLEIN www.heidiklein.com
HERMÈS The Oberoi Hotel,
Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg, New Delhi–03,
Ph: 011-43607780.
HOOK + ALBERT www.hookandalbert.com
ISHARYA Ensemble, DLF Emporio Mall,
New Delhi–70.
INTIMATE STREET Shop 4, Main Market,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi–03,
Ph: 011-246 44 727
JACK & JONES Shop No. G 42/43, Alpha
One Mall, Vastrapur Lake, Ahmedabad–15.
J. CREW www.jcrew.com
JEROME C. ROUSSEAU
www.jeromecrousseau.com
JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS
www.johnmasters.com
JOLIDAN at INTIMATE STREET
Shop No. 4, Main Market, Lodi Road,
New Delhi–03, Ph: 011-24644727.
KIEHL’S Upper Ground Floor, Ambience
Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi–70.
KENNETH COLE G-33, Ambience Mall,
Gurgaon–12, Ph: 0124-4029271.
LA SENZA Pacific Khayala, Community
Centre, Najafgarh Road, New Delhi–70,
Ph: 011-43686327.
LAB SERIES www.labseries.com
LENNY NIEMEYER
www.lennyniemeyer.com
LOUIS VUITTON Taj Lands End Mumbai,
Bandstand, Bandra, Mumbai–50.
MAGNANNI at HEEL & BUCKLE
The Palladium Mall, High Street Phoenix,
T-24 A, 462 Senapati Bapat Marg,
Mumbai–13.
MEN’S ROGAINE www.rogaine.com
NIVEN MORGAN www.nivenmorgan.com
OBI CYMATICA www.obicymatica.net
OLD SPICE Available at all departmental
stores nationwide.
PAUL & SHARK Shop No. 8, Taj Krishna
Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad–34.
PAUL MITCHELL www.paulmitchell.com
PECCATO www.peccatoonline.com.br
PILYQ BARCELONA www.pilyq.com/site
PLUMA JEWELLERY
www.pluma-italia.com
PUMA Shop No. 68, DLF DT City Centre
Mall, Chandigarh–01.
POND’S MEN Available at all departmental
stores nationwide.
RECIPE FOR MEN
www.recipeformen.com
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO
Shop No. 121-221, Nelson Mandela Marg,
New Delhi–70, Ph: 011-46609082.
SHRUTI SHETH Hill Crest, 10th Road,
Juhu, Vile Parle West, Mumbai–49,
Ph: 022-26244838.
STEVE MADDEN F 18, Phoenix Mall, 462
Senapati Bapat Marg, Mumbai–13.
TRÈSMODE Available at all SHOPPERS
STOP and LIFESTYLE stores nationwide.
TORI PRAVER
www.toripraverswimwear.com
TRUMAN’S www.trumans-nyc.com
V76 BY VAUGHN www.v76.com
VALENTINO www.valentino.com
VANS E-43, South Extension Part 2,
New Delhi–49.
VICTORIA’S SECRET
www.victoriassecret.com
VINCE CAMUTO www.vincecamuto.com
VIX PAULA HERMANNY
www.vixpaulahermanny.com
WOODS 3/4, York Hotel, S.B.S. Road,
Colaba, Mumbai, Ph: 022-22822317.
ZADEH www.zadehny.com
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W I D EN YO U R W O R LD
Turkish Arilines sponsored 4 tickets for 1 winning reader whose name
was picked by a draw of lots. The winner was Ms. Nishi Kiran of Ranchi.
Her brother, Nitish Chandra Prasad (right) attended the ceremony and
collected the prize on her behalf from the Turkish Airlines team.
Geetika Sasan Bhandari felicitating Swapnali Shetye, Programming Head,
92.7 Big FM
2
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1
4
&
Child’s 6
th
Anniversary
Celebrations
Child, India’s largest selling parenting magazine, hosted the 2nd
edition of its Child Most Popular Awards 2014 on May 19 at The
Radisson Blu hotel, New Delhi Dwarka, in Delhi. The awards
honoured the most popular products and services operating in the
baby and children’s space, as voted by readers. The evening saw
many award winners representing companies such as Mothercare,
Cordlife, Bata, Sony, Kellogg’s, Nikon, LIC, Pigeon, Giny & Jony,
Kent RO, Mom & Me, Fortis Healthcare, Apollo Hospitals and so on,
come together under one roof.
Mrs. Shallu Jindal, renowned Kuchipudi dancer, and Chaiperson
of the National Bal Bhavan, was the Chief Guest for the evening. Two
child artistes enthralled the audience—Aditi Iyer, a 9-year-old singing
sensation, and teenager Gaurang Jhalani who rendered two songs on
the keyboard.
With close to 50 awards across several categories covering
apparel, retail, food, healthcare, entertainment, personal grooming,
and more, the awards are the most comprehensive awards for the
baby and childcare category in India. The polling for the awards was
conducted as a reader’s poll both through the magazine and online.
The questionnaire was open ended, with no nominations, and the
awards are a reflection of readers’ choices. Some of the awards
were: Most Popular Quick Meal for Busy Moms: Maggi Bhuna
Masala; Most Popular Kid’s Shoe Brand: Nike; Most Popular
Retail Store: Big Bazaar; Most Popular Family Restaurant Chain:
McDonald’s; Most Popular Lunch Box Brand: Tupperware; Most
Popular Gaming System: Sony Playstation; Most Popular Family
Breakfast Cereal: Kellogg’s.
Also featuring on the list were Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan
as readers voted these two celebrities as The Most Popular Celebrity
Ambassador for Social Cause (Kids). Most Popular Child Artiste of
the Year was won by Faisal Khan (of Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana
Pratap). The Runner-up was Sonali Majumdar, the child dancing
sensation who partnered with Sumant for India’s Got Talent and Jhalak
Dikhla Jaa.
The result for the entire poll is being run in this issue. Child is
the Indian edition of the US iconic parenting magazine Parents, and
is published in India by the Media Transasia Group. Having recently
completed six years in India, it is widely regarded as a credible and
authentic source of information and is every urban parent’s go-to
guide for everything to do with parenting.
Our Chief Guest for the evening, Mrs. Shallu Jindal, renowned Kuchipudi dancer and
Chairperson of the National Bal Bhavan. Payal Kohli, Editorial Director, Child, and Geetika Sasan Bhandari
felicitating Rohit Bajpai, GM, Radisson Blu, New Delhi, Dwarka
Anjori Kumar, Director, Communications, and Alok Choudhary, Director, Sales & Marketing, Shangri-La, receiving
the award from Runa Sinha, Senior Associate Publisher, Child, and Geetika Sasan Bhandari
Geetika Sasan Bhandari handing the award to Abhishek Anand, Marketing
Manager, ITC Classmate
Gaurav Shukla, Senior Vice-President, Sales, Sony Entertainment
Television, accepting the certificate
Kiran Prajapati, Operations Head, Babyoye.com, receiving the certificate
from Geetika Sasan Bhandari and Rohit Bajpai
Shallu Jindal and Geetika Sasan Bhandari, Editor, Child, handing the award
to Priyam Mehrotra, Senior Brand Executive, Sunsilk
Alphonso Dass of Indigo won the Mercedes Drive For A Day prize; with Suchana Sharma, Marketing Head, T&T
Motors, and Runa Sinha
Gaurang Jhalani rendered a medley of songs on the
keyboard.
Aditi Iyer sang two songs and had everyone captivated
with her voice.
(L to R) Sudhalika Verma, Apeksha Bhateja, Kanika Suri Arora, Payal Kohli, Geetika Sasan Bhandari, Ragini Singh,
Saswati Sarkar, Ritika Jain, Kaustubh Fuloriya, Varun Arora
DI_ Child Awards Event page .indd 2-3 25/06/14 4:30 PM
W I D EN YO U R W O R LD
Turkish Arilines sponsored 4 tickets for 1 winning reader whose name
was picked by a draw of lots. The winner was Ms. Nishi Kiran of Ranchi.
Her brother, Nitish Chandra Prasad (right) attended the ceremony and
collected the prize on her behalf from the Turkish Airlines team.
Geetika Sasan Bhandari felicitating Swapnali Shetye, Programming Head,
92.7 Big FM
2
0
1
4
&
Child’s 6
th
Anniversary
Celebrations
Child, India’s largest selling parenting magazine, hosted the 2nd
edition of its Child Most Popular Awards 2014 on May 19 at The
Radisson Blu hotel, New Delhi Dwarka, in Delhi. The awards
honoured the most popular products and services operating in the
baby and children’s space, as voted by readers. The evening saw
many award winners representing companies such as Mothercare,
Cordlife, Bata, Sony, Kellogg’s, Nikon, LIC, Pigeon, Giny & Jony,
Kent RO, Mom & Me, Fortis Healthcare, Apollo Hospitals and so on,
come together under one roof.
Mrs. Shallu Jindal, renowned Kuchipudi dancer, and Chaiperson
of the National Bal Bhavan, was the Chief Guest for the evening. Two
child artistes enthralled the audience—Aditi Iyer, a 9-year-old singing
sensation, and teenager Gaurang Jhalani who rendered two songs on
the keyboard.
With close to 50 awards across several categories covering
apparel, retail, food, healthcare, entertainment, personal grooming,
and more, the awards are the most comprehensive awards for the
baby and childcare category in India. The polling for the awards was
conducted as a reader’s poll both through the magazine and online.
The questionnaire was open ended, with no nominations, and the
awards are a reflection of readers’ choices. Some of the awards
were: Most Popular Quick Meal for Busy Moms: Maggi Bhuna
Masala; Most Popular Kid’s Shoe Brand: Nike; Most Popular
Retail Store: Big Bazaar; Most Popular Family Restaurant Chain:
McDonald’s; Most Popular Lunch Box Brand: Tupperware; Most
Popular Gaming System: Sony Playstation; Most Popular Family
Breakfast Cereal: Kellogg’s.
Also featuring on the list were Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan
as readers voted these two celebrities as The Most Popular Celebrity
Ambassador for Social Cause (Kids). Most Popular Child Artiste of
the Year was won by Faisal Khan (of Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana
Pratap). The Runner-up was Sonali Majumdar, the child dancing
sensation who partnered with Sumant for India’s Got Talent and Jhalak
Dikhla Jaa.
The result for the entire poll is being run in this issue. Child is
the Indian edition of the US iconic parenting magazine Parents, and
is published in India by the Media Transasia Group. Having recently
completed six years in India, it is widely regarded as a credible and
authentic source of information and is every urban parent’s go-to
guide for everything to do with parenting.
Our Chief Guest for the evening, Mrs. Shallu Jindal, renowned Kuchipudi dancer and
Chairperson of the National Bal Bhavan. Payal Kohli, Editorial Director, Child, and Geetika Sasan Bhandari
felicitating Rohit Bajpai, GM, Radisson Blu, New Delhi, Dwarka
Anjori Kumar, Director, Communications, and Alok Choudhary, Director, Sales & Marketing, Shangri-La, receiving
the award from Runa Sinha, Senior Associate Publisher, Child, and Geetika Sasan Bhandari
Geetika Sasan Bhandari handing the award to Abhishek Anand, Marketing
Manager, ITC Classmate
Gaurav Shukla, Senior Vice-President, Sales, Sony Entertainment
Television, accepting the certificate
Kiran Prajapati, Operations Head, Babyoye.com, receiving the certificate
from Geetika Sasan Bhandari and Rohit Bajpai
Shallu Jindal and Geetika Sasan Bhandari, Editor, Child, handing the award
to Priyam Mehrotra, Senior Brand Executive, Sunsilk
Alphonso Dass of Indigo won the Mercedes Drive For A Day prize; with Suchana Sharma, Marketing Head, T&T
Motors, and Runa Sinha
Gaurang Jhalani rendered a medley of songs on the
keyboard.
Aditi Iyer sang two songs and had everyone captivated
with her voice.
(L to R) Sudhalika Verma, Apeksha Bhateja, Kanika Suri Arora, Payal Kohli, Geetika Sasan Bhandari, Ragini Singh,
Saswati Sarkar, Ritika Jain, Kaustubh Fuloriya, Varun Arora
DI_ Child Awards Event page .indd 2-3 25/06/14 4:30 PM
ALL ABOARD!
MAXIM sent writer and editor Vanessa Fitter to get a frst-hand experience of fun AND fans at
India’s frst AXE BOAT PARTY in Goa. She was blown away!
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I got to know
I’d actually be attending the much-talked about Axe
Boat Party as a special guest. I kept referring back to
the adverts on TV for some leads, and even asked the
MAXIM stafers. But I got no clues, and all I managed
was a “Wait for it!”

When we reached Goa, I was given a place next to the
brother of one of the winners from Delhi. Te bus from
Dabolim airport to the hotel was full of the winners and
their plus-ones... who in most cases were brothers and
friends, but some good fellas even brought their wives
along. At least they weren’t their moms, right?

Te itinerary was pretty straightforward. We were all
supposed to congregate atop the Deltin Royale yacht
for a night we wouldn’t soon forget. As you’d expect
from an Axe event, the entertainment was all-female.
Te evening started of with a famous South African DJ
punching the tunes, as she enthralled the crowd with
her funky moves and quirks. Te atmosphere was light
and fun, with cocktails and snacks and the omnipresent
Axe deo. Many of the girls present obliged the winners
and their friends with a dance or photographs, and it
was as if it were a carnival... atop a boat!

One of the main attractions of the evening was a
mermaid who was carried out in a giant champagne
saucer. She was lef there to frolic around and show us
some moves, while those around popped over to her
tank for a quick photo-op or to mingle. Te highlight,
though, was the hottest Indian DJ duo act—Te
Elektrovertz. While they looked like they’d just come
away from the latest Fashion Week, boy, do they know
how to keep a party going. Tey got everyone grooving
to the beats and even mashed in some Bollywood tunes
to good efect. Te party thumped on.
Afer a good few hours of dancing the night away,
dinner was served and everyone moved below deck,
afer which the music continued to play late into the
night. Te organisers had one fnal surprise up their
sleeves as everyone was dropped back in style... in a
chaufeur-driven BMW, no less. I had quite the night
and, needless to say, the contest winners had a night
they wouldn’t soon forget. Watch this space for more
on how you can be a part of the next party, or how you
can get a pass to one of the hottest parties ever. You
defnitely don’t want to miss it!
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LIGHT UP YOUR PARTY
BECOME THE MOST STYLISH HOST BY DECORATING YOUR DINING AREA
WITH BUONA LUCE FROM TISVA.
How you present food is as
important as how it tastes.
Te former becomes even
more crucial if you are playing
the host. Tisva brings you its
tastefully-designed Buona
Luce range of lighting, which
will add a lot of style and
elegance to your home decor.
With Buona Luce’s perfect
combination of premium
wood and opal glass, your
dining space will never be the
same again. Difused lighting,
easy height adjustment, and
energy-saving lamps add to
its technical beauty, while
ensuring you’re doing your bit
for the environment.
TRAVEL COMPANION
THE LATEST RANGE FROM CASIO IS INCREDIBLE.
Known for its reliability and innovation, Casio’s latest range
of watches, EDIFICE, is ideally suited for people looking to
blend technology with functionality. EDIFICE ERA-300 is
one of the most technologically advanced as well as stylish
timepieces you’ll fnd. With features such as a compass and
temperature indicators, the watch enables wearers to check
outdoor conditions at one glance. Plus, the neon illuminator
displays information vividly at night, so you don’t have to
worry about fnding a place to get your bearings. Te new
multifunction EDIFICE is very appropriate for globe trotters,
too. Te watch is also equipped with a bearing memory that
indicates the starting point of a destination, which allows
you to quickly ascertain if you’re on course. Te latest range
is available at all major multi-brand stores as well as Casio’s
exclusive stores across India.
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FEEL THE AIR
USHA’S NEWEST RANGE OF FANS WILL ADD A SPARK TO YOUR PAD.
Usha International, a trusted name for consumer durables, has
unveiled its unique, automotive-inspired E-series fan range. Te new
range not only boasts of a large motor and sleek designs but is also a
perfect blend of cutting-edge technology and superior aesthetics. Te
range includes two models, EX1 and EX3, and is available in three
sweep sizes for ef cient air circulation and cooling. Te contemporary
and sleek canopy with a three-layered, automotive-inspired metallic
fnish for a stunning glossy look, coupled with a twin-tone body
and trims, are suitable for your contemporary décor. Te models
are available in various colours, with the EX1 featuring fve metallic
shades, and EX3 featuring six metallic shades. So, now you can add
colour to every room and of ce area with these stylish fans.
Tissot, the timekeeper for many of the world’s
top sports events, has launched a World Cup
range of watches for the true football fan. Te
Quickster displays the date prominently, which
ensures you are well aware and don’t miss out on
any crucial match. Te design has been inspired
by football jerseys that are seen on the players,
and showcase colours from around the globe.
Tis Swiss-made beauty comes with a number of
important features, including water-resistance,
scratch-resistance, a sapphire-crystal front, and
leather straps with a sturdy buckle. Tis will also
make for a very memorable World Cup gif.
TIMEKEEPER
TISSOT’S LATEST RANGE IS A TREAT
FOR FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 FANS.
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