A study by Pew Research Center recently found that Latinos with relatively darker skin tones face more discrimination, even within their own community.
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.
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.
Several companies have been forced to reassess their products and branding following the 'Black Lives Matter' protests across the globe.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
In a statement posted on his Twitter page, Mukund expressed his disappointment at some of messages sent to him targetting his skin tone.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.