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Cosmopolitan India

Cosmopolitan India June 2019

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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

THE SLOW-DOWN MOVEMENT (IT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE!) Too busy to eat, too busy to meet grandma, too busy to finish that book gathering dust on the shelf… I’m not entirely sure how it came to be like this, but somewhere along the way, being ‘terribly busy’ became the norm. Even weirder, it turned into a badge of honour, as if having no time for ourselves means we are living a more worthy, ‘productive’ existence. An existence where we are so in demand, have so many important things to do, that we can barely remember to take a break or eat a meal or get a good night’s rest. So here we are… always in a hurry, but not always knowing where we are going. Our phones might be part of the…

1 min.
4 pieces i’m crushing over right now


2 min.
you tell us

WOMAN ON TOP! “Jacqueline Fernandez is such a stunner. She looked lovely on the cover, and her interview was very inspiring, too! I especially loved her take on the need to survive on one’s own, and how she feels most empowered when taking important business/work decisions. I agree with her, sometimes, it is crucial to put yourself first! Kudos to her for juggling so many different things in life, and with such confidence!” —Aischa Khanna FACTS VERSUS FICTION Totally Bullsh*t Health Myths was such a great story. To be honest, until now, I was actually an ardent follower and believer of some of them myself. Quite relieved to know the truth. The other story I found equally interesting was “I’m An ‘Indian Lesbian’. And This Is My Story…”. It does take a lot to…

3 min.
the question of male sexuality

Search for @daintystrangerphotos on Instagram, and you’ll witness a beautifully curated tapestry of coloured, black and white, and sepiatoned images. Of men—nude and semi nude, single, with their lovers, or in groups. It may confound you, or perhaps overwhelm… stun, even. It is not often, after all, that you see men baring their bodies—and their souls— to reveal their deepest scars, saddest secrets, and biggest vulnerabilities. The page, with a modest 2,298 followers when we checked last, is a far cry from the digital sensations that some body positivity accounts have come to be; but it is certainly an unexpected sensory offering—for the eyes as well as the mind. Founder Raqeeb Raza describes the page as capturing “intimate portraits and intricacies of male sexuality”. In reality, it is much more than that.…

7 min.
the denim diaries

SAYANI GUPTA, 33 Actor “I am obsessed with denim at the moment. The denim on denim look that I’ve worn here is retro-inspired, and one of my favourite ways to wear the fabric. I love rompers, too—they’re easy, comfy, and chic! I’ve made the outfit more fun by adding a pair of socks. The denim dress is another one of my most worn clothes, ever! It has a crisscross detail at the back, which also makes it super-cutesy, and can be dressed up or down. With flared jeans, I prefer boots or heels. Otherwise, brogues or white sneakers. In fact, what I’ve worn with my jeans here is a mix of brogues and sneakers. THE EXTRAS I’m not too big on earrings. I’m more into layered chains and necklaces. I also like fun belts,…

5 min.
“do lesbian women have ‘real sex’?”

—The Anonymous Author “‘What do lesbian women do in the bedroom?’… It’s a mystery, I’ve found, that’s oddly fascinating, frustrating, and frightening to many a curious heterosexual mind. That the definition of sex in the lesbian world is infinitely wider than it is in the heteronormative world, and becomes more pronounced in the way it jumps multiple hoops of intimacy—an all-around dry humping (insert double entendre) of emotion, intensity, romance and ingenuity, the patience and the pleasure, the joy and the hell, even the mundanity. Published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour journal in 2017, a study by a team of US researchers revealed limping ‘orgasm gaps’ across genders and those with different sexual orientations. According to the data, collected from more than 50,000 participants, aged between 18 and 65, and in…