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Cosmopolitan India

Cosmopolitan India April 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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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

COULD THIS BE THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILL SET WE NEED AT THE WORKPLACE? Over the years, I have had the privilege of meeting many amazing girl bosses. These are incredibly smart, high-powered women, and in many cases, their accelerated rise to the top began from the very bottom of the ladder. When I meet such inspiring women, I like to grill them about what they did differently. And while their stories, experiences, and skills are varied, there is a ‘common denominator’ there. Each one of these leaders, without exception, began by making their employer’s business their business. They were nobodies at the time, perhaps even unpaid interns, but they thought the way ‘senior management’ does—by truly caring about the organisation’s image, success, and failures. They went out of their way. They were…

1 min.
5 things i’m loving this month

I have a thing for form-fitting pencil skirts. And this draped skirt by BIRDWALK Studio, ₹20,000, isn’t just flattering, but also super-glam. Pop totes are my new favourite. Add XXL logo to the mix and I’m sold! Onthego Tote, Louis Vuitton, price on request. The colour khaki has been trending for a while and I’ve been wondering how to work it, till these John Jacobs Rodeo Drive Sunglasses by John Jacobs, ₹4,130, showed up. Love how chic they are! Off-late, I’ve been crushing on easy-breezy silhouettes. And this Twist Suede Dress by Lola by Suman B, price on request, is perfect for sundowners. Embellished belts are something I’ve recently taken a shine to. And what better than this seashell buckle belt by Mango, ₹1,390, to dip one’s toes into the trend!…

2 min.
you tell us

THE SPECIAL FIRST “Zoya Akhtar is such a powerhouse of talent! I’ve always admired her films, right from Luck By Chance. But with Gully Boy and Made In Heaven she has outdone herself. And I loved her cover, too—well done, Cosmo! Her interview made for a great read as well—Zoya’s uninhibited attitude is what makes her so special!” —Sumera Sen SPADE IS A SPADE “Being on the Internet a lot, I know what a pain it is to have to deal with trolls. Must be even worse for celebrities… It was great to read their take in “They Call Me ‘Moti’ and ‘You Fat B*itch’”. Another story I really liked was How Snooping Is Hurting Your Relationship. Thanks for the info there. Noted (and started working on being less obsessed with his social media…

2 min.

“Once, my friends and I were joking about condom flavours and discussing our preferences at a chemist’s shop. We were being really loud and by the time we reached the billing desk, everyone was staring at us in disgust. It was embarrassing but fun! —NAVYA M., 21 “I was hooking up with this guy and in the middle of it, he goes, ‘When your hair falls on my face, it reminds me of when my mom would tuck me into bed and her hair would do the same thing.’ Erm, what?!” —PRACHI B., 26 “My friends and I thought it’d be funny to throw a fake bachelorette party. We documented the whole night on social media and the next day, I woke up to several missed calls and congratulatory DMs on Instagram, but nothing…

1 min.
hey, how do i wear… cycling shorts?

WHY DO THEY WORK? Since Kim K was papped in a pair of skin-tight, nowhere-to-hide Yeezy cycling shorts and heels, celebrities and designers have followed suit. No longer just for workouts, 2019’s most terrifying—but, admittedly, quite comfortable—trend is surprisingly wearable when paired with some formal tailoring, added volume on top, or slouchy-cool accessories that provide coverage. VOLUME UP Ultimate icon Princess Di knew the number-one styling hack for lycra shorts: balancing out the proportions, which she’d usually do with a baggy sweatshirt. When your shorts are clinging, you don’t want anything bodycon on top, unless you’re trying to look like Jane Fonda. Oversized, mannish blazers and roomy jumpers are classic, fail-safe pairings. LIKE A LADY Bella’s sophisticated blazer is a sartorial foil for her cycling shorts—while they are sporty and stretchy, the jacket is elegant…

4 min.
20 things we love