Stay UNfair, Stay Beautiful – Nandita Das says dark skin is beautiful

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Nandita Das campaigns for the UNfair or the dark skinned. In India, the average population is obsessed with fair complexion. Irrespective of the condition of the skin, people can go to any lengths to look fair in colour. Light eyes and light skin are a sign of beauty. Whereas dark skin is looked down upon. If a girl child is born dark then the parents go in a tizzy. They assume that after a few years she won’t get a good suitor or a marriage proposal because of her complexion. Is our society so shallow? A dark skinned child is conditioned to feel inferior to a fair skinned child. Why? Are we still somewhere subdued to the idea that fair skinned and light eyed people are better. Or we refuse to come out of the mental makeup where fair skinned ruled the dark skinned decades ago. What ever be the reason, skin colour shouldn’t be a criteria to judge a person’s capability or calibre. If you have sharp features, you will look good irrespective of your skin colour. Many of our bollywood beauties have proven it time and again.

Be it Priyanka Chopra, Kajol, Bipasha or Chitrangadha. They are the perfect examples of women who celebrate beauty beyond colour. Let us give ourselves a break from all these fairness creams. If you have a good skin, you will look good any which ways.

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Parimita Chakravorty is an author, blogger, features writer and a communications specialist. She has written for various popular magazines and websites related to beauty, fashion, jewellery and lifestyle, including HAIR India,,, Hello, etc. She has also contributed to various youth blogs and magazines. Her book ‘Look Stunning At Any Size’ has been well appreciated and received by the readers. Currently, she is part of India’s leading IT brand and takes care of their internal communications. Parimita is also working towards bringing awareness about Endometriosis in India; a silent epidemic which is consuming a lot of lives. She manages a page ‘Endometriosis India Files’ where patients discuss their condition and diagnosis.
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