1. SERPENTI SPIGA
Bulgari released three Serpenti Spiga novelties in 2020 that reimagined the line in brilliant diamonds and rose-or-white gold. Though each modular element is cast and produced in series, the watch is finished and assembled by hand. An 18K rose-gold interpretation in 35mm with 18K rose gold crown set with single cabochon rubellite and two-row 18k rose-gold bracelet set with 462 brilliant-cut diamonds (2.83ct) is the highlight of the collection.
2. ARCEAU HARNAIS FRANÇAIS REMIX
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The Intelligent Traveller
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THE ROUTE TO PEACE
In a bid to relive his motorbiking days, SAMIR BHATNAGAR saddles up and sets off from Sikkim to Bhutan. On the trip, he discovers a kingdom brimming with quiet joys, untouched natural beauty, and cultural riches.
THE DAWN IS NIGH
Varanasi may be best known for its ethereal ghats and boat rides on the River Ganga, but its svelte lanes are brimming with culinary specialties and unique silk saris. On a fine morning, TARUKA SRIVASTAV samples these and discovers just how much the pandemic has affected the local businesses
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni AUTHOR: PURVEYOR OF A NEW WORLD
She is known for retelling Indian epics from the perspective of their female characters. Currently a resident of Texas, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni talks to ADILA MATRA about the outsider’s gaze, her latest book, feminism in Indian literature, and unique travel experiences.
Avni Doshi AUTHOR AN ODE TO MOTHERS
In her Booker-shortlisted debut novel, Burnt Sugar, Avni Doshi effortlessly weaves together complex narratives of memory loss, motherhood, and trauma. She speaks to SUMEET KESWANI about the book’s inspiration, her connection with Pune, and the evolving idea of home.
Designing a watch for a woman’s wrist needs both skill and artistry. For International Women’s Day, here are five timepieces that are stylish and technically impressive.
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Goa With A Twist
Innovative dining, well-curated high-teas, offbeat local trails, and unparalleled hospitality—Hilton Goa Resort crafts a world far removed from the Goa to which we are accustomed. By Adila Matra
BUT FIRST, SKINCARE!
This month, ace the beauty game with luxe facial lixirs, buttery foot creams, pearl-infused face masks, and more.
BORN TO PLAY
Water is a gadget’s biggest enemy. Whether it’s a diver’s watch that endures tremendous pressure in the depths of the ocean or a yachting watch that makes complex calculations, a timepiece crafted to deliver in water is a technical feat that should be celebrated.
Bluesound Powernode 2i (with HDMI): Bodacious sound from a micro-sized box
This self-amplified multiroom music streamer delivers high-res audio experiences that Sonos won’t, but Bluesound’s user experience isn’t nearly as polished.
SteelSeries Arctis 9 $170
A LOT OF HEADSETS seem to have at least one or two things that hold them back from being great, either to reduce the cost, or to help one aspect of the headset exceed at the expense of another. The Arctis 9, on the other hand, does everything that is thrown at it very well indeed.
Sennheiser HD450BT Wireless $200
YOU ALL KNOW of Sennheiser, as an audio powerhouse at the forefront of sound. The HD450BT is a very well-rounded pair of headphones, sitting in the company’s low to mid-range price bracket at $200.
Audeze Penrose Planar Magnetic Headset $299
AUDEZE has used its phenomenal audio knowledge to create a very solid gaming headset. The company is more traditionally known for high-end planar magnetic headphones but has dipped into the world of gaming with the Penrose.
TCL 43S435: As Affordable as a New TV Gets
TCL is no stranger to budget-friendly TVs, and the company has consistently impressed us with its 6-Series, which offers excellent performance for a reasonable price.
HyperX Cloud Stinger S
Sting like a bee
Mobile Assembly Table
Storage and utility in just the right size.
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Helm Audio DB12 AAAmp: This mighty mobile headphone amplifier sounds mighty fine
Lots of clean gain and no noise in a tiny package—what’s not to like?
Andover Audio Spinbase: All-in-one speaker system for your turntable
A great-sounding, compact, vibration-free solution for vinyl lovers.