Cover girl Priyanka Chopra. Hard evidence that you can’t put a gutsy girl down, she personifies the audacity of hope. It’s not just her presence on primetime American television that impresses us, or the fact that she’s larger than life on billboards on Times Square. The reason we are struck is because we’ve realised that, somewhere deep down, she exemplifies what our parents told us about success: that it doesn’t come down to what others think. For a girl from Bareilly to become Miss World, then go the Bollywood route to become a critically- acclaimed actor and then to put all of that on hold to move overseas to become a singer and then an actor… she surprised most of us. This month we’re commemorating the 400th death anniversary of the Bard of Avon—don’t miss our feature ‘Shakespeare and company’. His insights into human relationships and their frailties run so deep that they remain relevant today. In fashion features, look out for one of my favourite stories, ‘Wrist game strong’, where we propose that the wrist is the new cleavage as we draw your attention to stylish women and their covetable arm candy (I’m talking about bracelets and bangles). Catch this and more in our Best Dressed Issue this month.
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