I was there to get my weekly dose of weeklies – Tehelka was there, but the latest ‘controversial’ issue of Outlook was already sold out (delhi-rious bloggers were already out on the web defending their dear Delhi). A busy month had kept me away from the newsstands, so thought of picking up my copy of Man’s World, but was a little put-off seeing Emraan Hashmi on the cover. The paperwallah insisted that I also purchase the newest men’s mag. “Bus do din pehle hi release hua hain (it was released only a couple of days ago),” he persisted in a tone resembling my friendly neighbourhood VCD/DVD rental guy. “Only Rs 50,” he emphasised.
Imaginatively titled M – this mammoth 260 pager glossy made me miss something, Gentleman. That was quite a decent men’s mag. M tries to balance the mental stimulation with the optical kind, but 260 pages is a little bit too much to carry into the bathroom. Anyways, we men haven’t had it better – at least we are increasingly having something to read besides the Feminas and the Cosmos.