Women's Lifestyle
Cosmopolitan India

Cosmopolitan India May 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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in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

THE ART OF BEING PAINFULLY COOL Cool—the slang, not temperature—is more than just a phrase. It’s a lifestyle, a marketing guy’s mission, a hashtag with over 150 million mentions on IG. It’s the group we wanted to be part of in school, and the driving force behind many of our outfit, dating, and playlist choices. But what does it mean to be ‘cool’? It’s a complex formula, naturally, so we’re lucky that science is here to help. Last year, two scientists were arguing about whether actor Steve Buscemi was cool or not. Serious stuff. They were unable to arrive at a conclusion, so they decided to conduct a social-science experiment, enlisting the help of hundreds of students to sum up the exact nature of coolness. What they discovered was this: there is not…

1 min.
5 things i’m loving right now

2 min.
you tell us

BEAUTY WITH BRAINS “Parineeti Chopra looked stunning on the cover! I loved her summer-ready looks just as much as I enjoyed reading her interview, especially because it touched on some really pertinent points about the workings of the film industry, including the pay gap and rivalries. I’ve always found her to be an exceptional actor, and now I know she’s a girl’s girl, too.” —Shanaya Bahl THE WAY AHEAD “I enjoyed reading What Does The Future Hold?. It was interesting to read about how the different industries will fare in the coming years. Also, congratulations on the Blogger Awards 2019, Cosmo! I was following all the updates on Insta… the ceremony looked beautiful, and so did the photographs in Breaking the Internet!”. —Ritika Goyal MIND GAMES “Thank you for Can You Rewire Your Brain?. It was one…

1 min.
hey, how do i rock…

WHY DOES IT WORK? No, The Golden Girls isn’t having a revival…but your granny’s favourite tea-time dunker is fashion’s hot new shade. Worried you’ll look like a sad, old cracker? Brands like Burberry and Balmain, along with celebrities such as Gigi Hadid, are proving that, with elegant tailoring and modern accessorising, read: dressing like a biscuit can be more flattering than you’d think. COLOUR MATCH Avoid the dreaded washout—beige with yellow undertones flatters warm skin, and beige with pink undertones works for cooler complexions. Still not sold on head-to-toe? Incorporate complementary neutrals, such as brown, blush, or white, to break it up. SHAPE OF YOU The number-one rule for not disappearing into a blob of crumpet-y colour is to wear at least one structured piece. Some neat tailoring, like Gigi’s trousers, shows your shape and…

4 min.
20 things we love

1 min.
how to decode a relationship in 5 selfies

POSING IN FRONT OF A MIRROR If you’re looking at the camera instead of each other, you’re more concerned with outward appearances. This could be a new relationship—or you just want to give good face, says Blanca. SO. MUCH. KISSING. You’re young and in love, and you have zero boundaries—that’s for sure. Snapping a photo with your partner when you’re locking lips shows you desire each other and are proud to be together. TOUCHING HEADS “This isn’t for the casual couple,” says Blanca. If you’re close enough to breathe their air, you two aren’t in a FWB situationship—there’s a rock-solid intimacy here. STANDING WITH YOUR ARMS AROUND THEM You’re signalling that you have your partner’s back, says Blanca, but it’s sensual, too. When your chest, pelvic region, and legs are close enough to touch, it broadcasts how…