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Maxim India

Maxim India October 2018

Indian Edition of the World´s leading men’s lifestyle magazine. Maxim is a guy´s go-to guide for everything that interests them, and arms them with tools to live a better life, and have more fun doing so!

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ANAND GOGOI A Delhi-based photographer, Anand grew up in Assam and shifted to Delhi in 2004 to pursue his dreams. He completed his Masters in photography from Spéos Paris–Photography School, and has worked with various magazines, fashion houses and advertising agencies. In his free time, he loves shooting portraits, and finds inspiration in the day-to-day normalcy of life. GUL GARG Fashion stylist Gul has previously worked with Harper’s Bazaar and Grazia magazines. Having travelled across the world, she has developed a flair for global fashion trends and her minimal and chic aesthetic reflects in her styling projects. TEUN DE NOOIJER One of the world’s most celebrated hockey players, former Dutch national squad member Teun has won almost every accolade in the sport over his 25-years-plus career. He’s also a famous commentator and analyst of the…

3 min.
the bronzed goddess

This is your first time in Maxim . How does it feel? Excited, to say the least! Maxim has always featured strong women who are unapologetically sexy, real and comfortable in their own being, and to be a part of this family is an absolute honour. The whole team was highly professional and a delight to work with, which made my job easier. “There is something so romantic about beaches. Just imagine watching a movie under open skies as you cuddle.” You’ve been modelling for a while and now you’re getting into acting. How’s it shaping up for you? It’s in the initial stages at the moment and, for now, I’m taking in all the information and knowledge that I can. It’s a slow and steady process, and there’s still so much to learn,…

3 min.
no clear favourites

It’s been nearly 20 years since the 1998 World Cup victory in Utrecht, The Netherlands. It was a great tournament to play, the Stadion Galgenwaard packed to its 20,000 capacity with a fantastic crowd. Though it wasn’t my first big tournament—I’d played in the 1994 World Cup and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics—this was my first big tournament in front of a home crowd, and we were one of the favourites to win... after all, we were the reigning Olympic champions. Of course, Germany, Spain and Australia were in good nick, too. We had struggled a bit in the pool stage, we’d lost to the Germans and needed a big win against Korea—which we got. But, winning the semi-final against Australia by a margin of 6–2 was a confidence-booster. And, we needed…

5 min.
the sensei who is forever

In a YouTube video titled ‘Akira Kurosawa’s Great Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers,’ Kurosawa’s languid discourse runs for a little over six minutes, and centres on a solitary point that all filmmakers must write and write prolifically. A particular example that he cites in great detail to illustrate his point is Honoré de Balzac’s rewriting process. Kurosawa narrates how Balzac would make corrections on the margins of his printed pages, and how he would then send them over to the printer again. As Kurosawa narrates the story, he pauses in between. It’s as if he intends the recipient of the video to reflect for a moment on how painful that process might have been. Among the gigabytes of video advice that floats around for aspiring filmmakers, this might come across as another unbiased…

1 min.
best of the thirds

F1 2018: With years of refinement, the F1 series really has got its driving physics and visuals near-perfect. It has all the tracks, drivers and teams from this year’s championship, as well as classic cars going back some 50 years. PES 2019: Philippe Coutinho stars on the cover of this year’s entry in this beloved football series. Eleven new skill attributes help add further depth to every player, while the full body touch mechanic has been improved for more realistic ball control. Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The third entry in the Tomb Raider series launches on PS4 simultaneously with other formats for the first time, and offers a brilliant, cinematic action experience, with the trilo›y’s story rounding out in the Mayan world.…

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your fantasy pitch

DRAGON QUEST XI: ECHOES OF AN ELUSIVE AGE One of the longest running and most beloved RPG (role-playing game) series of all time, the latest Dragon Quest entry is landing first on PS4. There’s over a 100 hours of content here for those who dive into this massive, beautifully cel-shaded world. The story is suitably cliché: an evil force is threatening the world, and you play a hero whose fate is tied into it all, surrounded, of course, by a huge cast of characters. It’s old-school in many ways, with turn-based gameplay, deep character levelling, crafting and inventory management. However, you can’t deny the dexterity of the world. It feels like a living, breathing place, and you can explore it by horse, boat and much more. The cutesy visuals may or…