Ten random facts about dark skinned Indians

  1. They actually think that creams like Fair and Lovely and Fair and Handsome work!
  2. They think they would have looked ten times more sexy had they been born with a fair skin.
  3. None of their profile pics shows their true skin colour, thanks to the increased brightness and altered saturation levels.
  4. They would not mind ripping apart skin of anyone who dares call them dark.
  5. They are always afraid of meeting online friends in real because that would reveal how they actually look.
  6. Deep inside, they are always jealous of fair-skinned people.
  7. 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.
  8. They look down upon everyone who is darker than them.
  9. At some point of time, all of them have thought about doing what Michael Jackson did to his skin.
  10. 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! πŸ™‚ 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.