oppn parties "India's Got Colour" And Nandita's Got Spunk

News Snippets

  • Rahul Gandhi says the NDA government kept Chidambaram in jail for so many days in order to take revenge
  • Kohli reclaims the top spot in ICC rankings from Steve Smith
  • Cabinet clears the Citizenship Bill. It will be placed in the Lok Sabha in a day or two
  • Hindu Jagran Manch members clash with the police in Kolkata after being refused permission to take out a rally
  • West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar says important files were sent late to him and his delay in signing them draws criticism from the TMC. It also brings the state assembly to a halt
  • 92,000 BSNL & MTNL employees apply for early retirement taking advantage of the new government offer. It will result in an annual savings of Rs 8.700 cr for the merged entity
  • Dengue deaths multiply in Kolkata even as the CM, Mamata Banerjee, asks the opposition not to politicize the matter
  • Government orders inquiry into the breach of security at Priyanka Vadra's house
  • Chennai-based engineer Shanmuga Subramanian helps Nasa find the pieces of Vikram lander on the Moon's surface
  • New Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray says his administration will take back cases against Dalits and activists in the Bhima Koregaon case
  • Dhawan calls his dismissal "nonsense"
  • Rajeev Dhawan, who represented Muslim parties in the Ayodhya case, dismissed and not taken on board for the review petition
  • ATM card skimming fraud in Kolkata is found to be deeper than previously thought, with more than 5o complaints already recieved
  • Indian warships chased away a Chines vessel found to engage in suspicious activity near the Andaman islands
  • Government asks e-pharmacies to stop selling medicines without licence, which means they will have to shut shop as nither the Central nor the state governments can issue licences to such entities as of now
Google co-founders step aside from the parent company Alphabet Inc. Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google, takes over
oppn parties
"India's Got Colour" And Nandita's Got Spunk

By admin

About the Author

Sunil Garodia By our team of in-house writers.

Trust Nandita Das to be honest, quirky and hard-hitting. People are talking about her latest video with an ensemble cast including Ratna Pathak Shah, Suchitra Pillai, Divya Dutta, Gul Panag, Swara Bhaskar, Radhika Apte, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Kanwaljit and Nandita herself, with others.

The video shows how despite having people of all shades, Indians still prefer fair-skinned girls. As Nandita says at the beginning, hum nahin sudhrenge. The rest of the video shows how people want fair-skinned wives and children and how people of a darker shade of skin are discriminated against in talent shows. It also shows how lights, makeup and 'photoshopped' images are used to make 'dark' actors appear fair-skinned on the covers of glamour magazines.

People say that Nandita Das has always raised her voice against discrimination against the so-called dark-skinned girls. People say she supports the "Dark is Beautiful" campaign run by Women of Worth which uses slogans such as "Stay Unfair, Stay Beautiful" to tell youngsters that the colour of their skin does not matter. She has said that many times makeup men or women would tell her to lighten her skin tone and there is a lot of prejudice against dark-skinned girls.

People ask why should the colour of your skin matter at all? People say we are Indians and we should be proud of our skin colour. To lighten it artificially is to show ourselves as something different than what we actually are and that is cheating. If an Indian girl has a fair complexion it is well and good. But if some girls are dark, it does not mean they are not beautiful or less beautiful. Beauty, even physical beauty, is not dependent on the colour of one's skin.

People are very appreciative of Nandita's efforts to educate the youngsters that the colour of your skin doesn't make you more, or less, beautiful. The video is supported by JSW.