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Gypsy Billionaire

September 2011

Supplementary Issue

Cover Story

How Barbara painted the city red...

Spriha Srivastava

Unmarried, a single mother, an actor and a fighter - a cancer survivor, this distressingly beautiful damsel holds her own, proud and strong, much like the city she calls home. Barbara Mori is our gypsy of the month, and she promises to take you by your hand for a whirlwind blitz through the city where the party never stops; the city which mirrors her, passion for passion, spirit for spirit, the city that has a salsa dip for a soul – the city called Mexico City.


Good, better, best

Indira Parthasarathy

Greetings to all you good people. First things first, thank you for your generous acknowledgement of the first edition of G&B. The trepidation and enthusiasm in equal parts with which we set out have made a rather fulfilling journey into your hands, or at least that is what your tremendous feedback would have us believe. And yet we remain humbly cognizant of the miles to go before we come anywhere close to signing away the merits of the journey over the destination, or vice versa.


This beast wears a tuxedo!

Rishad Saam Mehta

This Jekyll will not Hyde. It would honour your wishes and then sneer with pride. The Audi A7 – a car for all your moods.


How to find your way in Beer Nirvana

Kash Bhattacharya

First of all, a health warning if you’re visiting Oktoberfest. ‘Get your liver ready’ was the common advice I received from everyone when I mentioned I was going to Oktoberfest last year. Truth is that no amount of preparation can prepare you for the frenetic atmosphere of Oktoberfest.

Urban Legends

3 electrifying city scapes


A blaze of red, a flash of neon and a pace that leaves you panting, and yet wanting... They never sleep, for there are lives to live, no time to die, no time to weep. Las Vegas, Ibiza and Tokyo, three cities thrumming to their own fervent beat, revealed through the eyes of those who walked up as strangers and stayed back as lovers... three cities separated by oceans and cultures, and yet they resonate with the same kindred spirit. Go ahead... turn the page, feel the vibe!

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!!

The guest writer Johnny Thompson, A Las Vegas Elvis tribute artist.

Who's going to Ibiza?

The guest writer Franco De Mulero, Ibiza’s most celebrated resident DJ

It’s time to party!! Great music and fantastic parties on beautiful beaches – What more can one ask for? When it comes to writing about the world’s most vibrant cities, the list is never complete without mention of the partying capital of the world – Ibiza. A Spanish island tucked away in the Mediterranean Sea, Ibiza is the place to be for all you music lovers. To know more about this vibrant city I got in touch with one of the most celebrated DJs in partytown – Franco De Mulero!

Xenophobia to Zenophoria - the new face of the old

The guest writer Tynan, Travel writer and author

I first came to Tokyo because of a coin flip. There were good deals on flights to Istanbul and Tokyo, so Istanbul was heads and Tokyo was tails. Tails won, but the destination hardly mattered – the purpose of the trip was to get out of normal life, not to go anywhere in particular.

Gourmet Gateway

Eat, pay, love!

Satya Prasad Movva

Master chefs and shrewd businessmen, Chettinad’s Chettiyars obviously take the business of food mighty seriously. A trip to Karaikudi – known as the capital of the region – offers some of the best of culture and cuisine...

Traveller Of The Month

Justine Times!

Spriha Srivastava

Justine Shapiro’s passport usually follows in a trolley. Yours would too if you travelled 40 countries over 18 years. Former host of travel series Globe Trekker and award winning documentary filmmaker, Shapiro has an address for every kind of traveller.

Sula Vineyards

Tipsy & Turvy

Arati Raval-Pandey

Sula Vineyards, at the heart of India’s wine revolution, is not to be mistaken for merely a sommelier’s haunt.

Luxe Lairs

Spain’s Andalusian jewel

Kash Bhattacharya

Andalusia is like a love child born of a violent collision between two passionate cultures, and the heart of that love child beats in Granada. The Hospes Palacio de los Patos has been witness to the changing tides and an eloquent one at that. Walk in... history beckons.

Extraterrestrial Torusim

Paris? Milan? How about outer space?

Ishan Raychaudhuri

Around the world in 80 days is the stuff of fiction. How about you do it in 2 hours? You can now think of a holiday which is out of this world, literally!


If it doth shine, got to be mine

Anu Gulmohar

Foot Fetish

Into the mind and sole of Jon Mors

Ishan Raychaudhuri

Match the wanderlust with some premium footwear. Jonathan Mors’ exclusive handcrafted shoes are made from the finest leathers and exotic scales. The Master shoemaker discusses how he got started, and what separates his trainers from the rest.

Jet Reviews

Jetting through rush hour!

Ishan Raychaudhuri

Stretch your legs while flying through the clouds as these latest private jets can give you superior comfort and convenience for all your business and personal ‘airborne’ needs.