Traditional Indian people talk about “feeling proud of Indian culture….cherishing Indian culture…”. I feel like asking them a question. “Are you proud of Indian skin colors?” I’m pretty sure that most of them won’t be. They will prefer fairer brides for their sons and will definitely underestimate the beauty of darker skin shades.
Oh! I said beauty with darker skin shades! This is not sarcastic. Even you, at a point, felt that this is paradoxical, right? Let me remind you about two charming personas of ‘Mahabharata’. Neither the most enchanting and gorgeous lady, Draupadi was neither fair nor was the dusky dark handsome hero of ‘Mahabharata’, Krishna! So dear all “Proud to be Indians’ I request you to give a thought to your mind, where has the love for brown disappeared?
-Copyright 2017 Chitkala Mulye (Chitkala Aditosh