Dear reader, The blistering summer heat is finally behind us with the rains bringing that much-awaited respite we all longed for. As I welcome my favourite season of the year, I’m thrilled to present to you our Monsoon Mystique issue! As excited as I am about the season, I must admit that the rains play havoc with our hair. A cocktail of frizzy, limp, and messy is served right up—what happened to the crowning glory that starred all summer? Most importantly, your hair is bound to be wet and dripping through most part of the season, so instead of battling this we thought why not work it to our advantage! In our Hair Cover Story Monsoon Mane-ia, we’ve listed quick and easy ways to style wet hair, converting the showers into a fun styling tool, rather than a hindrance. To save your hair from the distress that the first couple of chemical-laden showers pose, we’ve put together a list of dos and don’ts in Beware of Acid Rains. Futhermore, take inspiration as we pay ode to the lush, rain-drenched landscapes all around us, in our Beauty Cover Story Shades of Nature. These trendy make-up looks that borrow from Mother Nature are bound to make you the cynosure of all eyes. This issue, we’re also taking you to the Far East, as we introduce you to the world of Japanese and Korean beauty trends in An Asian Affair. Big, doll-like eyes, flushed cheeks, a porcelain glow and even some bizzare (but fascinating!) ingredients— there’s all this and more; we assure you’ll pick up a thing or two! The charming TV actress Debina Bonnerjee chatted with us recently, read all about it in A Tête-à-tête with Debina, where she reveals her well-kept beauty and fitness secrets. We even got noted skin expert Dr. Jamuna Pai to share her personal skincare regime in The Science of Aesthetics— you don’t want to miss this! So flip through this brand new issue of and make a stylish statement as you sail through this fantastic season! Happy Monsoons!