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3 months?

For the next little while, the days came and went and I’ve been trying to remember them but all seems to be a blur. He would go out with the love his life and return at his leisure.  1,419 more words

The guilty privilege of being a white woman in India

“Why so tan!” my Chittaranjan Park downstairs neighbor, Patty, who ran a small beauty parlor, asked me the first time she saw me after my skin had been in the sun long enough that it wouldn’t glow in the dark. 974 more words

Fair or Dark Skinned?

Skin tone… the debate that has been going on for centuries in many parts of the world, especially the Asian countries.  My home country of India is notorious for it, Fair and Lovely cream anyone?  1,152 more words

The Dark Chocolate

“So, she might be Mr.A’s daughter?” Some lady in her forties (or may be fifties) asked to my aunt looking at me. She definitely didn’t look happy seeing me and her question was more of a pity than of a surprise. 527 more words

Life Experience

An Open Letter to Yami and Alike...

Dear Yami,

My self Shivam from a small city Dhanbad in Jharkhand. I am not your fan but just liked your attitude and found you to be mature and sensitive enough for social cause. 678 more words

Social Issues.

The True Colors of Colorism in South Asia

In recent times, a lot of us have seen one, two or maybe even tons of post addressing colorism. I am definitely not the first person to write about this issue nor will I be the last one, however I thought it was important to have at least one post discussing the matter on my blog. 1,347 more words

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