- They actually think that creams like Fair and Lovely and Fair and Handsome work!
- They think they would have looked ten times more sexy had they been born with a fair skin.
- None of their profile pics shows their true skin colour, thanks to the increased brightness and altered saturation levels.
- They would not mind ripping apart skin of anyone who dares call them dark.
- They are always afraid of meeting online friends in real because that would reveal how they actually look.
- Deep inside, they are always jealous of fair-skinned people.
- They hate group-photographs where too many fair-skinned folks are present because in such a case, photoshop is found to be of little use.
- They look down upon everyone who is darker than them.
- At some point of time, all of them have thought about doing what Michael Jackson did to his skin.
- At some point of time, all of them have hated Michael Jackson for what he did to his skin.
Update (on 24 Mar 2017) – over the last nine years, I have received several comments (you can see them below) calling this post ‘idiotic’, ‘stupid’, ‘wrong’, etc. etc. Hey, I agree. If I remember correctly, I was trying to be funny here, nine years ago. Did I believe in every thing that I wrote nine years ago? I don’t remember. May be some of it. I was in college, I was young and I had a somewhat inferiority complex because of my skin colour. Do I relate to most of what’s written in this list today (in 2017) in my early thirties? No. So read this post to get an insight into how some / many young dark skinned North Indian college kids think (or thought). But don’t bother educating me about why this is stupid and all that! 🙂 The nine year old me doesn’t exist anymore!
PS: Michael Jackson died a little over a year after this post was written. I am sure most of us felt bad about that. Not because he looked a certain way. We felt bad because he had created and shared his art with us that we had loved and enjoyed so much.