Siddhant Chaturvedi, our cover subject this month, was the stand-out find of Gully Boy, a young man still in his early 20s with largely unconventional looks who matched the larger-than-life histrionics of Ranveer Singh. After the big success of the film, it is not surprising that everybody wants a piece of him. The interesting aspect of his success is that he has been largely self-made – no director-uncle, actor-brother or producer-father to talk about.
Stage and indie film giant, Girish Karnad, passed away last month. We have a piece on his outstanding body of work for stage and screen in this issue, discussing Karnad’s adept penmanship, politics, views on sexual freedom and gender dynamics and how his works have relevance in every decade. There is also a bunch of interesting pop culture stories in this issue. From a detailed feature on male strippers in metro cities and the profession’s clandestine anecdotes, to Sarvesh Shashi, the man who’s making yoga cool around the world – you better believe it, because JLo does. We also bring you a collection of graffiti art by some of India’s most popular female street artists, give you an update on the sneaker trend that is consuming urban India, check out the plushest hotel suites in the country and drive the coolest wheels of the month.
MW (Mans World) is India’s leading men’s magazine, the lively, vibrant and authoritative voice of the urban Indian male for over 12 years. The magazine stands out for the quality of its writing, the lavish variety of its coverage, sumptuousness of its photography and the elegance of its design and production. Whatever men are looking for these days-clothes, cars, gizmos, electronics, books, movies, wines, music, fitness, relationship, adventure, travel- MW equips them with much needed information and advice to help lead life to its fullest. Man’s World was launched in the year 2000 to a rapturous welcome by the reading public. Not only was it India’s first men’s lifestyle magazine, it was also admired for being a world class product. Over the years it has been viewed by its loyal readership for being a lively, vibrant authoritative, and detail-rich magazine that pulsates with the energy of the successful new urban Indian man. In fact with the first few months of launching, a writer of the stature of the late Busy Bee (Mr Behram Contractor) saw it fit to write about the magazine in one of his columns. Man’s World prides in the quality of its writing, the richness of its coverage, the excellence of its photography and the elegance of its design and production. Whatever men are looking for these days—clothes, cars, gizmos, electronics, books, movies, wines, music, fitness, relationship, adventure, travel -- Man’s World arms them with information and advise to help lead life to its fullest. Man’s World is India’s classiest men’s magazine, reaching out to lakhs of men in the nation’s major cities. It is no exaggeration to say that over the last thirteen years, Man’s World has made a niche for itself in the world of publishing with its refusal to compromise on quality and its constant innovations, which have won it a loyal and growing tribe of readers and advertisers. Its popularity can be gauged by the fact that it has featured as a magazine that was read by lead stars in two very big Bollywood films – the Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherji starrer Chalthe Chalthe and Metro.