CB Interviews the Hugh Hefner of Royal Magazine.
A few weeks ago Curry Bear did a post on Royal Magazine. The newest and hottest magazine to hit India. Now many of our readers were really curious about this magazine. So we got the chance to catch up with the man behind Royal Magazine, Ronak Vyas. Here is the interview.
So what made you want to start your own magazine?
First off since this interview is for Curry Bear, the funniest site on the internet, I will attempt to be funny, and if I’m not I will walk down the streets of India in a bear suit stealing fruit and scaring cows. I decided to start a magazine for two reasons. One – working in IT sucked. Two – I think it’s about time that a magazine existed that really speaks to the hearts and minds of young adult Indian men.
Well your magazine definitely speaks to my heart, mind, and penis. What makes your magazine different from other magazines, besides the hot girls that Curry Bear often mastur…I mean dreams about?
There are hot Indian women everywhere but Royal offers a mix of beauty and brains. There are actually articles (hope you didn’t skip those) pertaining to the cultural, political, and environmental landscape of India. I also give full freedom to my writers. In a country of 1 billion plus people there are bound to be tons of differences so if the media only shares the viewpoints of the majority then there’s a huge minority that they’re neglecting.
Why did you name your magazine Royal Magazine?
I put 5 names in a hat, ate some curry, and came back to realize that that was a stupid idea. So, then I chose a name that really captures what the magazine is about – Living Like a King. Indian culture is such that we have to conform to society and if we don’t we’re out-casted . If you look at our history, Indian kings truly lived royal lives and they did what they wanted. Royal magazine promotes going to back to our roots of luxury and wealth, going after the finer things in life, and never settling with mediocrity.
Where do you see your magazine in the future? Also, if you can see the future, do you foresee Aishwarya getting a divorce from Abhishek?
I see this as the first Indian magazine to go global, go digital, and have a podcast so we can recruit more hotties to pose for us. Are we this talented or just plain crazy? My money is on the latter. As for Aishwarya, she will divorce Abhishek once she realizes I was the best thing to ever happen to her.
Well I hope you and Abhishek enjoy Curry Bear’s sloppy seconds. Speaking of which who is the hottest person whom you have interviewed so far?
Minnie Gupta (cover model) is the hottest while Indira Varma was the most fun and memorable. The best photo shoot was with Stacey Samlal. She has an awesome personality and is really chill to be with it.
Yeah I bet they were all memorable, you sly dog you. Whom are you looking forward to interviewing in the near future?
I’ve always wanted to interview Vijay Mallya. His lifestyle is an inspiration to most young Indians. For those who don’t know who he is – He’s the owner of Kingfisher beer, Kingfisher airlines, and a plethora of other businesses. In India, he’s known as the King of Great Times. My goal is to follow in his footsteps and be known as the Prince of Great Times.
Although he sounds really cool, I would stick to interviewing people with boobies. Speaking of boobies, I have read your magazine and I really loved it. Obviously my favorite article is “Life of a sex worker”. I always wondered what they are thinking about when they are doing these things to me (ahem)…I mean to other people. What other kind of articles can we expect in your magazine?
The articles are going to get even crazier. Life of a sex worker will be followed by the life of a midget sex worker.
Will that be a short article? Sorry bad joke. So was it difficult starting up the magazine?
Extremely. I’ve given up everything I know to come to India and launch Royal. I’m not complaining though because I put myself in this situation. As the saying goes, “If you can’t take the heat, get your ass out of India.”
Wow you really put everything into this. What do you have to say to people that think your magazine is too explicit and too raunchy?
I would give them a dvd of Debbie Does Dallas. Haha. No, seriously if anyone says that what I have is porn, then obviously they’ve never seen porn before.
What are the chances of seeing Curry Bear Articles and/or Comics in your magazines?
Now that I’ve accepted your black money I see very good chances of us collaborating.
Here at Curry Bear we love to promote South Asian comedy and anything that is unique and pertains to the South Asian culture. What advice do you have for people who are trying to accomplish what you are trying to accomplish?
If you have passion and patience you can accomplish anything. If you have dreams of doing something different, then don’t run on IST time. Move as fast and as far as you can, so when you look back you’ll have no regrets.
Also check out the site for more information on this magazine: www.royalmag.net