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Cosmopolitan India

Cosmopolitan India June 2020

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.
you tell us

BOLLYWOOD DAIRIES “‘This is the First Time I Am Living In the Present!’ was a visual delight and so refreshing to read. Radhika Apte's London journal spoke of her 'simple living and high thinking' mindset. I also enjoyed reading 10 Questions with Huma Qureshi. Ashwiny Iyer in 'The Most Crucial Thread of Storytelling Is the Way You Weave What You Want to Say' was not just insightful, but also extremely inspirational! I love how Cosmo always showcases women in such an honest, heartfelt manner. Look forward to the next issue!”— Sureena Anand HAIL THE HEROES “I would like to congratulate Cosmo for highlighting the efforts of our front-line heroes in Meet India’s COVID-19 Crusaders!. It was a much-needed story—positive and moving, in these times of despair. I found What Will Happen to the…

3 min.
editor’s letter

I have said in the past, more times than I can count, that the Internet might be the most glorious invention of our times… kicking open the doors to information and connection (and memes!) like no other. But there is a Mr Hyde personality to the Internet—and social media—which makes it a dangerous place for women. You know what I’m talking about because we hear about it every single day. Online toxicity against women—actors, entrepreneurs, young girls posting photographs of themselves—is so rampant and commonplace, that what should have been completely unacceptable is now, sadly, simply accepted as the way things are. The Internet has a sinister history of attacks against women. And the numbers are staggering—women are 27 times more likely to be bullied online than men. One global survey found…

4 min.
5 online courses to upgrade your skills (and life)

What and how can you learn new skills during this time of isolation? As many professionals will tell you, having more time to yourself is a great opportunity to update your resume (or life) by taking a useful course (that might even translate into a fulltime career!). Here are some online classes and personality-based learning options I love… and you should certainly consider: 1 The Ingenuity of Interior Design If you’re a maximalist at heart, you’re going to love adding this course to your roster. There’s nothing else quite like Kelly Wearstler’s 17-part video masterclass on interior design to get your creative juices flowing. The American decorator has created some of the most talked-about spaces and celebrity residences, and her bold and experimental decor is a favourite with bonafide design enthusiasts. I…

2 min.
life of a kylie jenner fan account runner

There are but a handful of moments that can make or break the street cred of an Instagram-fan-account runner—that is, one of the few, the proud, and, yes, the wildly obsessive peeps who dedicate hours each day to cataloging a certain celeb’s every OOTD and comment reply. For Jessica, the mystery woman behind @KylieSnapchat, that moment was the 2018 Met Gala, Kylie Jenner’s first big event since she surprisebirthed one Miss Stormi Webster. What started out as a casual hobby to memorialise the Lip Kit queen’s Snap videos had turned into a full-on 1-million-followers (mostly unpaid!) side hustle, and fans were depending on Jessica to break the first looks of Kylie’s ‘I’m back, b*tches’ dress. And also, of course, keep tabs on any KarJenner drama. Jessica couldn’t let her Ky-or-die…

2 min.
“my inspiration board”

Cosmo: How does your new collection represent the evolution of the bruand? Payal Singhal: “This really is a new dawn for the ‘PS Girl’… she is stepping into this new decade having assumed a more mature avatar, while retaining her unique spark. And this collection is an ode to that. Also, while we have a signature style, our collection still manages to appeal to women with varied tastes—be it bohemian, traditional, fusion, or urban.” C: Tell us the inspiration behind your SS20 collection, Parvaneh. PS: “Inspired by ‘chrysalis’, the transitional state when a caterpillar is blossoming into a butterfly, Parvaneh expresses modernism through the language of traditional Indian art. The focus is on the translation of ethnic crafts into contemporary ensembles. Bandhani, abla, ikat, kantha, kashida and gota patti have been revisited with…

2 min.
you’re so noughtie!

CROP TOPS We needn’t remind you just how popular belly-button rings were in the noughties, and midriff-baring tops had a lot to do with it. You can turn this style from eww to chic by switching the Christina Aguilera ripped low-waist jeans with a pair of mid- or high-waist bottoms. RUCHING In a surprising turn of events, OTT ruching is again an acceptable look for celebs. For added luxe, swap your Mischa Barton-inspired cotton tops with strappy silk slips or sheer skirts. BAGUETTE BAGS Paris Hilton-esque baguette bags are back in a big way. If you still have yours, dust it off and add it to your work wardrobe, injecting an of-the-moment feel into your office attire. If not, score one when the pandemic passes. CARDIGANS Take your granny shrug into 2020 by ditching the T-shirt underneath,…