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Being Fair

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் மே 22, 2007

 ஆதித்தியோட பதிவுகள்ல அவங்க அம்மா ஒரு முக்கியமான கேரக்ட்ரா வருவாங்க. ரெம்ப சுவராசியமா இருக்கும் அம்மாவுக்கும் பொண்ணுக்கும் மத்தியில் நடக்கும் உரையாடல்கள்.

“Find three things about yourself that matter more than the shade of your complexion and write an essay on them” she commanded firmly, like the teacher she was, even as I groaned my reluctance.

“Do it,” she said, “Someday you will thank me”

The following week, I gathered evidence to convince my mother of how buying Fair & Lovely was going to ensure my future happiness.

1. The matrimonial classified section was Exhibit A.

2. A pamphlet of Fair & Lovely that showed a gradual lightening of skin color in a very demonstrative picture was Exhibit B.

3. And of course, a few pictures of Bollywood actresses, were Exhibit C.

One by one, my mother steadily demolished my case.

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