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Happiness awaits you in a tube of fairness cream..........WTF!

The idea of writing this new post struck me when, out of boredom, I was watching a telemarketing program this morning. I don’t exactly remember the product’s name (and thank god for that), but it endorsed a “life-changing” skin cream that could make you fair in just 10 days. 462 more words


Brown, like me

I’m not white. Or black. I’m a shade of brown.

The beautiful kind.

And yet, I struggled with this color. It wasn’t good enough, the world kept saying.  160 more words


Fair vs. lovely

What do you associate with the word “fair”?

Justice. Righteousness. Equality.

A pretty profound term if you look at it.

But in fact, in India “Fairness” stands for one of an utterly superficial attribute, fostering inequality and corrupting even the justice system. 957 more words

Society & People

The Skin The World Covets

One of the worst feelings is being considered unattractive by your own race, it’s as though you become rejected by your own nationality. My origins lie in India, and growing up as an Indian girl I was told that the epitome of beauty was to be fair skinned. 747 more words