Cosmopolitan India

Cosmopolitan India

April/May 2021

Cosmopolitan isn’t just a magazine, it’s a religion. Now in its 15th year in India, Cosmopolitan is the world’s largest selling magazine, with 200 million readers annually in a 100 countries. It is published in over 26 languages, but at its core, it speaks only one – that of fun fearless females globally. Another language it speaks? That of stupendous success!Top Indian actresses, models and singers have been on the cover of Cosmopolitan before the rest of the world recognised their spark-because we know a fun fearless female when we see one! When we put someone on the Cosmopolitan cover, we acknowledge her right to be counted among the best in the business.

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3 min.
editor’s letter

Hello, and welcome to Cosmopolitan India. As I write this letter, India is struggling to breathe. The country’s COVID-19 death toll is already one of the highest in the world, and our television screens show desperate faces begging for oxygen, hospital beds…and space in overcrowded crematoriums, so they can say a final goodbye to loved ones. We are surrounded with an unrelenting stream of heartbreaking news, filling our hearts with anguish, anger…and helplessness. And yet, we must find hope in a hopeless situation. Even if it is just a sliver. Even if it is only for a few moments. How does one feel hopeful at a time when systems are collapsing and the fear of illness looms over our heads every day? “As we discover new ways to think and be, we also must reconsider who our…

4 min.
“stop filtering!”

Jameela Jamil is not the kind of celebrity you come across every day… It is not easy to label or confine her. An actor, writer, TV host, activist, and the Founder of I Weigh, a movement that celebrates body positivity and selflove, she has been a warrior when it comes to women’s self-image and safety. Jameela actively uses her social media platforms to air her honest views, and remains undeterred even after sparking controversies and harsh criticisms along the way. Known to consistently post untouched images of herself online—with cellulite, wrinkles, scars et al—The Good Place actor has been one of the few vocal critics of ‘celebrity culture’, even calling out the likes of Kim Kardashian West for promoting false beauty standards. Jameela, who is of Indian and Pakistani descent, has…

2 min.
who needs therapy when you have long-running network dramas?!

“When I started watching Grey’s Anatomy in February 2020, the show was merely something to look at while I ate Thai food. Then the news got bad, then very bad, then, somehow, worse—and I realised I was lucky I had 17 seasons and counting of Meredith Grey and Co to go. Of course, I am not the inventor of the idea that hundreds of low-stakes ‘dramatic’ episodes can be an emotional salve, nor is this theory unique to This Moment (it is likely you know or *are* someone who has watched a therapeutic amount of Bones or Law & Order at some point). But I am its fiercest devotee because watching TV has kept me tethered to my sanity in the pandemic. When your entire world—or in this case, the entire…

2 min.
#hashtag acceptance

#FilterDrop The #SkinPositivity and #AcnePositivity movements are going strong on social media, helping people realise that their skin doesn’t have to be flawless for them to be perceived as beautiful. Adding to that, we had the #FilterDrop challenge last year, started by British make-up artist and plus-size model Sasha Pallari. Concerned about the dangers of photo-editing techniques that promote unrealistic standards of beauty, Sasha’s viral post urged women and men across the globe to stop using filters and show their real skin. #BodyNeutrality The au courant take on #BodyPositivity is #BodyNeutrality. This movement is all about mindfully accepting your body with all its imperfections, while rejecting unrealistic beauty standards. Thousands of women, including celebrities like Jameela Jamil and Taylor Swift spoke about the drawbacks of the body positivity movement—it wasn’t enough to break…

5 min.
5 minutes with shraddha kapoor

Cosmo: Tell us about your association with Shunya. Shraddha Kapoor: “I have been looking for a fruitful investment opportunity for a while. When I met Siddhesh Sharma [Founder and CEO, Naturedge Beverages] and learnt about Shunya and its benefits, I knew there was no better way to start my entrepreneurial journey.” C: You have said that ‘shunya’ or zero brings you joy and positivity. Tell us a few times ‘zero was your hero’. SK: “For me, it has always been about being positive. Even in the lockdown [last year], it was positivity and connection with my inner-self that got me through. One aspect where zero really helps me is in dealing with social media trolls—I give them zero attention and don’t let them affect me. Thankfully, I also have amazing fans who don’t let…

1 min.
all the fashion ‘rules’ you should basically ignore