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Skin Colour

Dark Skinned Latinos Face More Discrimination, Even In Their Own Community, Study Finds

Nov 05, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

A study by Pew Research Center recently found that Latinos with relatively darker skin tones face more discrimination, even within their own community.

Treat Skin Related Problems At Home During Covid-19

Sep 29, 2020 Praveen Bharadwaj

The specialty of dermatology often considered a non-emergency field of medicine is one of the worst affected in COVID times. A great number of dermatology practices have temporarily been shut down.


Capitalist Tokenism Of Changing Names Won't Solve India's Skin Colour Conundrum

The global protest against racism created ripples in the Indian beauty products market as well with Hindustan Unilever changing name of its popular fairness cream Fair&Lovely to Glow&Lovely.

After 'Fair & Lovely', L'Oreal To Drop Words 'White, Fair, Light' From Skincare Range

Jun 26, 2020 PTI

Several companies have been forced to reassess their products and branding following the 'Black Lives Matter' protests across the globe.


It's Lovely That A Billion Dollar Whitening Industry Suddenly Wants To Be Fair: Nandita Das

Nandita Das says HUL's move to rename its 'fairness cream' is a step in the right direction, but the fact that there's a market for such products reflects people's obsession with fair skin.

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14 November, 2019

Is Beauty Skin Deep? It's Time To Change Our Mindsets

Ekta Kumar

Our colour reflects our heritage, our family, genes and our lifestyle. It defines who we are. We need to accept our differences, especially in a country like India, that otherwise celebrates its diversity.


05 November, 2019

I Was Categorized As 'Dark-Skinned' In Bollywood: Malaika Arora

Outlook Web Bureau

'I came at a time in the business when this whole thing about dark-skinned, fair-skinned was so prevalent and I was always put into the dark-skinned category so that was always there initially so ya that bias was always there,' said Malaika Arora.


22 September, 2019

Nandita Das' 'India's Got Colour', Balraj Sahni's Biography, And 'Chinese Coffee'

Sathya Saran

The video, aimed at the younger generation, as much as at the honchos in the corporate sector, and the beauty and glamour business, packs a powerful punch.


10 August, 2017

'Fair Is Not The Only Lovely Or Handsome': Cricketer Abhinav Mukund Responds To Trolls On His Skin Colour

Outlook Web Bureau

In a statement posted on his Twitter page, Mukund expressed his disappointment at some of messages sent to him targetting his skin tone.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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