Debonair (magazine)

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Debonair Cover
Editor Derek Bose
Categories Indian magazines
First issue 1971
Country India

Debonair (founded 1971) is an Indian men's magazine, originally modeled after Playboy.[1]

The magazine, best known for its topless female centerfolds, was launched by Ashok Row Kavi and Anthony Van Braband.[2] Under editor Derek Bose, Debonair was reformatted to remove nudity and target a younger demographic in 2005.[3]


  1. ^ Anthony Spaeth (September 25, 1995). "Banned in Bombay". Time International. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  2. ^ "Homosexuality in Indian Society". Sutra Magazine. January 15, 2008. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  3. ^ Magazine Review - Debonair - A Sad Sack Version of Playboy and Maxim