Dark Skin, social issue, Uncategorized

DARK is new Beautiful

So I was following my daily routine at work. Had lunch with my friends and then we went out for a walk after lunch, discussed latest issues. We conversed and conversed little more. All of a sudden our conversation just hit me when one of my colleagues and a very dear friend Mamta said that people talk about her skin color.

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This conversation started when I was telling them that I will soon be going to get one tattoo which is in my to-do list for this year. Mamta was too excited to come along with me to the tattoo parlor as she heard my plans.

Next day, we were chatting and she disclosed that how she also wants one for herself. So I said get one which represents you or your life. She agreed with me. But she was having a hard time to decide because she is not well aware of her likings or dislikings as of now which is pretty normal. Sometimes, we just have to go with the flow of life to learn various things about ourselves.

So I consoled her and said make a list. Write down whom you are closer to, what you love the most, anything that you feel related to. And then she said, yes, people talk about my skin color because I am dark skinned. I didn’t feel bad for her. She is a very strong, brave and a confident personality. She doesn’t let others feel her inferior about anything else. She sure doesn’t say anything, but yes she stands like a hard wall.

I really didn’t have to encourage her so that she doesn’t feel bad because as I said she is firm and a positive spirit.  However, I was thinking of those people who roam around in the world with such mindset. They are themselves plagued and are clinging others with their thought process.

I never heard in my life about anyone complaining about the skin color of men. Never heard anyone saying he is so thin or heavy. What I have always heard discussing others about them are how well paid they are, how qualified they are, how well-mannered they are.

When it comes to women, why such physical attributes are so important. Does not she have an equal rights to flaunt her talent over her looks? Should not society give her a chance to showcase her skills over her skin color? Is it a crime if we talk about her accomplishments over her weight or height? Why is it that we have to have first look at her appearance than her qualification or education and is just exactly opposite in the case of men.

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Well, yes things are gradually changing. It is taking time and it might take a lot of time. But if we have more and more people like Mamta then this world will become a better place to live.

We should develop these feelings in ourselves that we are no lesser than anyone. Embrace yourself. Let these people be who just brag about such issues.

I am proud that I have a friend like Mamta in my life who is so full of life and positivity. Had it been me instead of her, I have no idea how I would have handled myself or such situation. She is such an inspiration.

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Mamta: Pretty Girl.

 

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‘Too Dark’: In Conversation with Jovita George

Preferring fairer skinned over darker skinned has corrupted lots of minds. Not only, girls look out on internet for home made remedies to get fairer skin in just a week, these skin whitening ads act as parasite on the minds of people.
I look out in the matrimonial ads which starts as fair complexion girl, 5. 6 height, 48 weight and much more. or looking for a fairer complexion girl. It is sickening. Just sickening.

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People are usually unaware of the exact era, some believe it roots back to colonialism and only stood as an issue once the British rule ended, where as others say it has always existed. Despite the historically differing views, as we know it today – dark skin prejudice is a largely problematic intraracial issue, which affects almost all cultures and communities.

Being of South Asian heritage myself, it’s disheartening to see the way the way that minds are conditioned into associating beauty with the fairness of the skin. Prejudicing darker skin tones is a problem that often dictates the way that young dark skinned people feel about their own skin, especially girls.

Today, I am in conversation with Jovita George, who is also known on the internet as Mr Jovita George. As a dark skinned Indian influencer on YouTube, she kicks the stereotypes aside and let’s her confident…

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social, Women Empowerment, Body Shaming, Society

Hold the horses! Look who are here.

What’s with the people slamming women all the time? I read newspaper and I find people criticizing women there. I open up social networking sites, and I happened to read some people are attacking women there. Let me tell you these women that I am talking about are talented, independent, confident, self-assured and really famous personalities of our nation and world.

I guess people just can’t get over the fact that women are equally ruling today. Women are empowering. They are getting stronger and pushing the walls harder.

Serena Williams, an established name in the tennis world with 22 Grand Slam titles to her name became the victim of body shaming. Rather than talking about her performance at Wimbledon, what people chose to talk about that one could see her nipples through her white tennis shirt.

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Serena William at Wimbledon 2016.

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Get a life dude. Every human being has those. Yes you also, who made issue out of it.

Recently, Jennifer Aniston also faced such criticism. By just looking at her stomach, paparazzi assumed that she is pregnant and made her stomach talk of the town.

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Jennifer Aniston.

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How about we talk about her career? How about we talk about that loving Rachel from Friends? How about we talk about her movies and how about we talk about how much she has entertained us all of these years and how well she is continuing to do that.

Not just this, people also want to criticize actor’s decisions in their movies. Recently, a Bollywood blockbuster Sultan was released starring Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma.  In the film, where Anushka’s character Aarfa decides to choose motherhood over her career and people chose to pour hate comments over the social media sites.

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Anushka Sharma in Sultan.

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Social Media sites definitely give you a power to speak your mind but at least make some sense. How legit it was to make fun of global star Priyanka Chopra’s armpits. Say something about her accomplishments. Why in the world people is bragging about her armpits?

Priyanka Chopra on Maxim Cover Page

Priyanka Chopra on the cover page of Maxim.

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However, Priyanka Chopra had the best answer to shut all of them up.

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Priyanka Chopra’s answer to all who lashed at her.

She tweeted back and gave a hard time to haters.

I would just want to say one thing that if you choose to blabber for no reasons, then women also choose not to put tapes on their mouth. Get ready to have some backlash on your road fellas.

Or else, Peace!!

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Where the world has come to and where the world is going?

Welcome to a 21st century, a world of hatred, jealousy, competition, antipathy and so on. As a child, we were taught to be nice to our fellow peers. We were taught to respect elders. We were asked to maintain peace. We were told never hurt anyone. What makes me think is that where these kind words are gone. Peace, respect, love and happiness are turned into conflict, disdain, enmity, despair and displeasure.

That feeling of being happy for our loved ones is just vanishing day by day. There used to be days when I used to wait for a family function or a get together to happen to meet my cousins and friends. There used to be a long chit chat in the nights under one blanket, sipping coffee, sneaking together in a kitchen to grab food, and standing right next to each other when one gets scolded. There was a love, a connection, a feeling that was never meant to fade away. I guess.

Now is the time when you hear from a third party that your so called best friend is doing immensely well for him or her but he or she just forgets to tell you that one important thing of his or her life. Funny isn’t it? Because they are those same people who always needed your help and you were always happy to help. They might again call you for your help but never expect a call of those little chit chats you had earlier.

Apparently they feel that you might have those evil eyes that would affect their happiness or accomplishments. So you might never hear from your friends or cousins in a longer run. (What is wrong with people)?

Why families and friends are turning into foes. Why people are turning themselves into monsters. Why there are no feelings of bliss or contentment towards people of our own.

I was taught that always smile. Smile brightens the world. Sorry Mom Dad, you were wrong. If I smile then people think that I am onto something, something really fishy.

I hope these people get well soon and spend their precious little time on spreading happiness rather than being doubtful and insecure.

I also hope the next generation would become the change in the world because this way the world is heading towards nowhere. Beautiful sky would look like a pale sky, deep blue colored sea would turn into a colorless sea and life would become dull if these ugly feelings keep arousing. It’s better to stop them right now and forever.

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ENTERTAINMENT

FRIENDS! FOREVER.

I grew up watching Friends. Honestly, I still watch it over and over again and never get tired of it.  Watching six different people madly in love with each other, care for each other and also stand by each other whatsoever happens is just so amazing and a treat for an eye to watch. Must say, watching FRIENDS is the best therapy to turn your sad mood in a happy one. :)It completely  fills you with the positivity. Isn’t it?  Other than this, what Friends can teach you better, I guess no one can.

So here is my list of what Friends has taught me so far in Life:

  • First and foremost: You can not ever and ever ditch  your friend over somebody else. Just remember the golden line said by Phoebe Buffay: Boyfriends and Girlfriends will come and go, Friends Stay Forever.

Boyfriends and Girlfriends will come and go, Friends stay forever

 

  • Supportive is the word: No matter what, Friends wont leave you miserable. They are the best support system ever.

Welcome to the Real World, It Sucks

 

  • Ssshhh!! Lets not tell this to her or him. You can do that to your best friends. Yes! Never hide any secrets from your best pals. It is very bad.

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Never keep any secrets

 

  • Never let you do crazy stuff alone.

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Haha! Picture says it all.

And what else fun is Joey Special when you order two pizzas at the same time.

So now this is what I am going to do. Will going to order pizzas, call my friends and watch FRIENDS. I am sure you would want to do the same thing. Go ahead and have a good time watching FRIENDS.

Bbye have fun.

 

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