Best work moment:
When our luxury tented camps — Sher Bagh, Ranthambhore and The Serai, Jaisalmer — were invited and admitted to the prestigious Relais & Chateaux — an association of the world’s best hotels, hoteliers and grand chefs
Massage or workout to de-stress:
Play polo or tennis
Designs that’ve caught your eye recently:
The new Range Rover.
Your IT tools:
“Once you go Mac you never go back” — MacPro, iPad and iPhone
Old Monk Gold Reserve Rum and Laphroaig single malt whisky
Dom Perignon Rose Vintage 2000
Your sleeping ritual:
Get as much as I can!
Favourite TV show:
Jeeves and Wooster
Best gift received:
An 1960s vintage Patek Phillipe dress watch
Best gift given:
A tailor-made safari by EPIC Private Journeys for my wife to Londolozi Private Game Reserve in South Africa
You get your work clothes from:
Turnbull and Asser, and Vaish at Rivoli
What food items do you like to shop for?
Knick-knacks like jams, chutneys, oils and seasonal organic produce
Newspapers, TV channels and websites you prefer:
The Telegraph, BBC, The Spectator
Where do you like to sit when being driven? Upfront with driver of back seat like a sahib?
On a plane do you prefer to network, sleep or catch up on films and reading?
Read and sleep
Fancy coffee or masala tea?
Neither. Lapsang Souchong
What do you cook on a day off?
I don’t get a day off! If possible, I cook at least three times a week; usually desi, but also Italian and modern European
Are you a beach or mountain person?
Neither — I am a jungle person
Your favourite city?
What’s your fragrance?
Curzon Cologne by Trumper’s
The shoemaker you trust your sole with:
Crockett & Jones
Your shaving mantra
I sport a beard!
Your favorite evening wear
Gels, oils and lotions for you?
Trumper’s West-Indian Limes hair-cream
Your current set of wheels
In the car is it sleep or cell for you?
Your ideal holiday:
Being on safari
At parties do you like to talk turkey or make PC?
That depends on the party
A few of your Goddesses are:
Now, that would be telling.
Your favourite motto:
We shall never surrender
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