This issue is an ode to powerful voices. For the second edition of the Vogue Women Of The Year awards, which took place on October 27 in Mumbai, we brought together women who are not just ruling their respective fields but are also teaching us many a life lesson.
Hima Das, wrestler Vinesh Phogat and heptathlete Swapna Barman, have taught us that your actions speak louder than your words.
On the cover: Our superstar style icon, Kareena Kapoor Khan, shows us that reel heroes also possess real qualities.
She is a doting mother and wife, the actress has taken on, with aplomb, the many roles that life has thrown her way, consciously slowing down but far from giving up, staying right on top of the game.
Actor Alia Bhatt, who first became our cover girl at age 19, shows through her much-varied filmography that maturity has nothing to do with age.
Radhika Apte, who proves that, in 2018, boundaries are irrelevant— it’s no longer indie, art-house or commercial, there’s only good or bad cinema.
Like them, our spotlight stars—artist Rithika Merchant, activist Trisha Shetty, CRPF officer Usha Kiran and entrepreneur Aditi Avasthi—assure us that the future of the country is in safe hands.
These and many more are the women in this issue are those who make our world.
All pioneers in their own right and ones who are making our every day a little less ordinary by teaching us to aim a little higher.
We hope you’re as inspired—and fired up—as we are. Happy Diwali from the entire team.
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