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Cosmopolitan India January 2019

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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2 min.
editor’s letter

Happy New Year! My hopes for you, in 2019, include more love, happiness, shoes, and success. And less judgement. You see, while we’ve always suspected it, there is now solid proof to back things up: women are judged more harshly than men, when it comes to pretty much everything. Sigh. One study found that when a woman makes a mistake at work, the repercussions to her reputation and credibility are more serious than if a man made the same error. When a male police officer ended up with 25 injured civilians, his rating dropped by 10 percent; but when a female police officer made the same mistake, her ratings dropped by 30 percent! Similarly, following the death of a patient, male surgeons still received the same number of physician referrals, while female surgeons saw 54…

1 min.
5 things i’m loving this month

High-drama accessories are major right now. And this gold-plated, stone-studded hairband by Ornamas, ₹5,200, is perfect for channelling your inner princess. I love how this fun corset-style crop top by Papa Don’t Preach, ₹35,000, can lighten up any outfit. The colour is just so fresh! I’m crushing over all things logo-ed ATM. (It’s a great way to show your loyalty towards a favourite brand!) And this belt by Gucci, ₹33,855, is packed with the right amount of bling, making it perfect for both day and night. These ankle-length booties by Charles & Keith, ₹8,499, take the dark floral trend to a new level. Pair ’em with an itty-bitty monochrome dress to let them shine. This mini disco fanny pack by Outhouse, ₹35,000, has got just what I want in a bag—glamour plus waist-cinching magic. FOR…

1 min.
you tell us

NEW YEAR, NEW ME “As a plus-size woman, I’ve always admired Sonakshi Sinha for promoting a healthy body image and being comfortable in her skin. And after reading her interview, I’m determined to get fitter in 2019. Also, I agree with her approach to dating. I don’t think we should get into a relationship just for the sake of it. Better be single than miserable, right?” —Rhea Sahni SO LONG 2018! “Phew, 2018 was quite a year! And although I knew about the landmark moments like the decriminalisation of Section 377 and India’s #MeToo movement, it was interesting to read about the other important events in The Year That Was. On that note, I’m taking inspo from Cocktail Hour to kick-start 2019.” —Ira Malik ALL THE SINGLE LADIES “I’ve been single, and miserable, for as long as…

2 min.

“I rushed into the bathroom at college to pee. While sitting down in a stall, I noticed a pair of huge sneakers passing by. Then a herd of boys came into the room. I was in the wrong bathroom! I jumped on top of the seat so my shoes wouldn’t give me away, and I sat like that for a whole five minutes.” —AMAN K., 23 “I once saw my friend’s boyfriend with another girl at a bar. When they left, my other friend and I got in a car and followed them. We pulled up to the side of his car and started screaming, but when I looked closer, I saw it wasn’t her boyfriend after all. We were too embarrassed to admit the mix-up, so we just sped off.” —PRIYA M,…

3 min.
20 things we love

1 Brocade is one of the ‘It’ fabrics for 2019. And there’s something about this dress that’s both traditional and avant-garde, which will totally make you stand out. Dress, Grassroot by Anita Dongre, ₹36,990 2 Make a bee-line for these shoulder dusters. Pull your hair back and team these babies with an off-shoulder outfit for maximum impact. Butterfly motif earrings, Varnika Arora, ₹3,850 3 Redefine athleisure with this luxe sweatshirt, featuring an embellished Russian doll. It’s got a lot going for itself: a bold pop of colour, intricately embroidered pattern, and slouchy silhouette that’s perfect for days when you want to keep it casual-chic. Sweatshirt, Kukoon, ₹10,500 4 Running shoes never looked this good. This pair—inspired by metallic finishes from the ’90s—is perfect to hit a party, post your sweat sesh. Falcon, Adidas Originals, ₹8,599 5 This wooden clutch with an embroidered motif…

4 min.
michelle obama on love

OPRAH WINFREY: You write, about meeting him: “I’d constructed my existence carefully, tucking and folding every loose and disorderly bit of it, as if building some tight and airless piece of origami… He was like a wind that threatened to unsettle everything”. At first you didn’t like being unsettled… MICHELLE OBAMA: Oh God, no. OW: This I love so much—a moment that cracks me up: “I woke one night to find him staring at the ceiling, his profile lit by the glow of streetlights outside. He looked vaguely troubled, as if he were pondering something deeply personal. Was it our relationship? The loss of his father? ‘Hey, what are you thinking about over there?’ I whispered. He turned to look at me, his smile a little sheepish. ‘Oh’, he said, ‘I was…