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Cosmopolitan India

Cosmopolitan India September 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 ART OF BEING VERY BUSY How busy are you right now? Too busy to finish that book, spend adequate time with family and friends, sit alone with your thoughts? Of course, everyone’s busy these days. It’s the nature of the game…so many places to be at and so many people. The rat race. And our phones don’t make things easier, do they? With message notifications and snappy social media feeds and information overload, our brains rarely have a moment to relax. And FOMO is now an acceptable part of our everyday dialogue, pushing us to do more than ever before…and still feel like we are not doing enough. It’s all about speed, urgency, and feeling like we deserve to do, see and experience it all. I often think that many of us revel…

1 min.
4 things i’m lovin’ right now

Roses are associated with all things delicate, but this belt by Bhumika Sharma, ₹11,990, can toughen up anything feminine in an instant, thanks to the wide shape and rock-chic vibe. This bag by Jimmy Choo, price on request, is on my radar because of the beautiful, eye-catching colour—just imagine the things it will do for an all-black outfit?! These coin-detail earrings by Vasundhara Jewelery, ₹4,500, have the kind of retro charm that will make you want to keep them around forever. Clashing prints and patterns is a huge trend, and this bag by Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika, ₹13,500, is a good starting point. What I love about it is that you can totally build a look around this statement piece.…

2 min.
you tell us

A STAR IS BORN “Tara looked so fierce on the cover! I enjoyed reading about her journey, and I do hope her dream of starring in a musical comes true! For a newcomer, she displays a great understanding of the industry, and sounds very confident. And I agree with her: it’s almost 2020, it’s time for people to get over the concept that woman always compete with each other, and focus on women helping women grow.” —Payal Joshi LOOKING AHEAD… “I loved The Coolest New Bachelorette Destinations. One of my closest friends is getting hitched soon, and the story gave me some serious #BridesmaidsGoals! Also some really cool ideas for my own wedding (whenever that happens!). I also enjoyed The New Rainbow Flag Is Not My Definition of Pride. Racism within the LGBTQIA+…

4 min.
capturing the rainbow…

Arjun Kamath “I’ve always taken any kind of societal injustice personally. And my love for storytelling helps me in my revolts, where I try to etch the message into people’s hearts and minds by weaving a story around the matter. The series I did on the LGBTQIA+ community, Coming Out, hails from a similar place, too. Being around umpteen beautiful souls who were constantly hiding who they really were because of the fear of rejection was the driving force for me. The life of the LGBTQIA+ community is still a nightmare in many parts of the country. I’ve heard cases of homosexuals being dismissed as delusional or immature, and, on sadder days, even hurt or forsaken by their own people. I wanted to give a voice to their misfortunes, to put…

1 min.
no more skinny jeans

STRAIGHT FIT These babies are actually timeless! Opt for a high-waisted pair, in full-length (to make your legs appear longer), and snug around the hip and thighs for the perfect fit. CARGO Utilitywear that can also double as a date-night pick-me-up—we’re on board! Throw on a fitted top and some bling to take it from grunge to glam. DISTRESSED Nope, you don’t have to be a rebel to wear these…all personalities are a go for this style! The best part: they go with anything—tees to button-downs, and boots to sneakers. No rules, really. FULL-LENGTH WIDE Flowy and relaxed, this one screams ‘all eyes on the waist’. Pair it with a crop top or a bustier for maximum impact. BOOT-CUT Yes, it’s back! Bonus: the silhouette, fitted till the knees and flared there on, also adds length to the lower…

2 min.
the what not to watch guide to scary movies

“My ridiculous BFF refuses to see scary movies with me. Like, she won’t even watch Dead To Me on Netflix, which is basically a comedy, just because of the title. That episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S where Monica wears a turkey on her head? Too gruesome for this chick! I, on the other hand, will watch it all. Give me pools of blood, vaginas with teeth, and human centipedes all day (and night!) long. Except for just one teensy, hyper-specific little thing: needles. I’ve heard that somewhere in the Saw movies, there’s a scene with a pit full of syringes and, TBH, even writing this sentence has me deceased. K, I’m back. So now that Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark—which is super-democratic in that it has every possible trigger packed into one…