Lighter Indians vs. Darker Indians

Lighter Indians vs. Darker Indians

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“Not liked but it's Alright....”

Since: Apr 08

Richmond, VA

#1 Apr 19, 2009
In India all of their top Actresses are white looking or just about.
Now we have all heard of the caste system there But why don't darker indian women speak up???

Here are some typical bollywood actresses

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/Neub...
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/Neub...
http://www.freshnews.in/wp-content/uploads/20...

Here are the darker indian women, Now I personally don't think all of them are dark "but" by indias standard/in their community they are considered so ( Konrad if I am wrong correct me)
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/Neub...
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/Neub...

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/Neub...
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/Neub...

I think both are pretty but its a shame that they don't get any real representation in the media and I find the darker ones to be more exotic looking.

Opinions...Indians come right in if you want
King Goku XIII

Harvey, IL

#2 Apr 19, 2009
PrincessStar wrote:
In India all of their top Actresses are white looking or just about.
Now we have all heard of the caste system there But why don't darker indian women speak up???
Here are some typical bollywood actresses
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/Neub...
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/Neub...
http://www.freshnews.in/wp-content/uploads/20...
Here are the darker indian women, Now I personally don't think all of them are dark "but" by indias standard/in their community they are considered so ( Konrad if I am wrong correct me)
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/Neub...
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/Neub...
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/Neub...
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/Neub...
I think both are pretty but its a shame that they don't get any real representation in the media and I find the darker ones to be more exotic looking.
Opinions...Indians come right in if you want
The funny thing is even in America, those light skin ones you posted still wouldn't be seen a white. There features(regardless of skin tone) give them away. Now those darker skin Indians you posted are fine as hell. Damn

“Beautiful Princess.....”

Level 6

Since: Jan 08

Los Angeles, CA.

#3 Apr 19, 2009
I think the darker women by far were more beautiful. I don't know maybe it's that exotic look that they have. I remember Anchel from Top Model and she is a very pretty lady and was so insecure.

I guess Freida Pinto is somewhere in the middle. Very pretty.

http://www.reelmovienews.com/images/gallery/f...

Mack the Great

Since: May 07

Fort Washington, MD

#4 Apr 19, 2009
I have to agree that the darker Indian females are more exotic looking and are more interesting than the lighter ones because of their skin color and features, but you know how the light Indian owned Bollywood industry is just like it's American counterpart, that doesn't want a black woman outshining the white woman's beauty as they are intimidated by it, so I'm not surprised.;):)

“Not liked but it's Alright....”

Since: Apr 08

Richmond, VA

#5 Apr 19, 2009
I was so shcoked at how insecure Ancal was too on ANTM I mean the minute I saw her I thought wow she is gorgeous I even thought she would be the winner.

She said on the Tyra show many Indians blasted her because she aired them out on there about their colorism..

She is stunning and any indian man that wouldn't date her based on her skin tone is nuts, she is very exotic.

“Beautiful Princess.....”

Level 6

Since: Jan 08

Los Angeles, CA.

#6 Apr 19, 2009
Prttybrown

Dearborn, MI

#7 Apr 19, 2009
PrincessStar wrote:
In India all of their top Actresses are white looking or just about.
Now we have all heard of the caste system there But why don't darker indian women speak up???
Here are some typical bollywood actresses
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/Neub...
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/Neub...
http://www.freshnews.in/wp-content/uploads/20...
Here are the darker indian women, Now I personally don't think all of them are dark "but" by indias standard/in their community they are considered so ( Konrad if I am wrong correct me)
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/Neub...
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/Neub...
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/Neub...
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/Neub...
I think both are pretty but its a shame that they don't get any real representation in the media and I find the darker ones to be more exotic looking.
Opinions...Indians come right in if you want
u know whats funny is the darker ones are prettier in my opinion....both are pretty dont get me wrong but the darker ones are prettier and the last girl was on ANTM

Mack the Great

Since: May 07

Fort Washington, MD

#8 Apr 19, 2009

“Beautiful Princess.....”

Level 6

Since: Jan 08

Los Angeles, CA.

#9 Apr 19, 2009
PrincessStar wrote:
I was so shcoked at how insecure Ancal was too on ANTM I mean the minute I saw her I thought wow she is gorgeous I even thought she would be the winner.
She said on the Tyra show many Indians blasted her because she aired them out on there about their colorism..
She is stunning and any indian man that wouldn't date her based on her skin tone is nuts, she is very exotic.
I feel the same way about dark Latina women. I used to work with a lot of Mexicans when I was younger. One really light girl would go on and on about being white because she had more Spanish heritage than the others.

They would just look at her and I could tell they felt insecure. One girl in particular would tell me how she hated her, because she always put her down.

One day I said wow well I think girls like Mary (the darker one) are realy gorgeous because of their dark skin and silky black hair. That it just made them stand out more. And that she had pink pimples all over her face and it was as attractive as she thought it was.

Everyone else just smiled. The girl was so shocked and maybe felt silly that she didn't reply. But she stopped talking so much too.

Remember when Anchel first came to ANTP she had those blue or grey contacts in? Tyra told her to take them out and be herself. She said in India light eyes were considered more beautiful. But she looked way better without them.

“lol”

Level 2

Since: Sep 07

Miami

#10 Apr 19, 2009
Traditionally we always wanted our women fair (not white, but Mediterranean looking), and the men dark. Anyway, this isn't a big deal. Also, there is no particular "identity" of light skinned or dark skinned people. Every family, every ethnic group, every caste has dark and light people in it. An individual person can switch colors themselves over time as well.

I saw the picture of Abhishekh Bachchan that was posted, he is generally much darker than in that pic. Also, the dark and light actresses are all usually around the same color. It's just that Aishwarya Rai has softer features so she looks better with light skin, while Mallika Sherawat has sharper features so she looks better with dark skin.
King Goku XIII

Harvey, IL

#11 Apr 19, 2009
Mack the Great wrote:
<quoted text>
Man, they barely even look Indian and more European American!
Somewhat, but you can still tell they are not European by looking at the obvious features. the closest European they can get is looking Italian/Sicilian

“lol”

Level 2

Since: Sep 07

Miami

#12 Apr 19, 2009
Also, the thing is this is never a political issue in India because the thing is there is light and dark people among every group. If you break down by religion, there are light and dark Hindus and Muslims and Sikhs. If you break down by caste, there are light and dark Brahmins and Vaishyas and Dalits and whatever else. If you break down by region, then yes, there is higher probability of light-skin people in a south-to-north direction (both due to geography and migrations from Central Asia for millenia), but there is again light and dark among all from Punjabis to Tamils.

So since all these identities (which all encompass physical features) are much more central to all conflicts, the issue of skin color is on backburner and only aesthetic.

Dark skin is also associated with poverty, since poor people are out there working under sun a lot, whether in villages or cities.

“lol”

Level 2

Since: Sep 07

Miami

#13 Apr 19, 2009
I have never heard of light eyes being preferred in India. We have poems about a girl's kaali kaali aankhein which mean black black eyes. I'd never even seen someone with anything other than black eyes when I lived in India.

Anyway, I think you people are trying to be way too PC about this, truth is the lighter-skinned Indian women are prettier because of features. The only fine dark-skinned Indian women are those who have Caucasian features. You won't see any dark person with Aboriginal/Mongoloid features being held as the beauty standard, like the common women of India who look like this:
http://richardarunachala.files.wordpress.com/...
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/3/3395690_92bd...
But then again, the light-skinned ones who are held up are also with Caucasian/partial-Caucasian features, not with Aboriginal/Mongoloid features. We like the long straight nose, since most have short stubby ones, especially in eastern India.

On boys, the dark skin goes well no matter the features, although again the Caucasian features with dark skin is probably most preferred:
http://mastersministries.org/India%20Children...

So don't let your hate for white people blind you from the beauty of light-skinned Indian women. It's not like they are products of rape or anything, they are also 100% indigeneous Indians.

Mack the Great

Since: May 07

Fort Washington, MD

#14 Apr 19, 2009
King Goku XIII wrote:
<quoted text>
Somewhat, but you can still tell they are not European by looking at the obvious features. the closest European they can get is looking Italian/Sicilian
Yeah, they still look Indian and do have that Mediterranean and Sicilian look to them. I heard that some Arabs and Indians get mistakened for being Italians/Sicilians and too a lesser extent Latinos, because of their features.

“Not liked but it's Alright....”

Since: Apr 08

Richmond, VA

#15 Apr 19, 2009
baad indyan wrote:
Traditionally we always wanted our women fair (not white, but Mediterranean looking), and the men dark. Anyway, this isn't a big deal. Also, there is no particular "identity" of light skinned or dark skinned people. Every family, every ethnic group, every caste has dark and light people in it. An individual person can switch colors themselves over time as well.
I saw the picture of Abhishekh Bachchan that was posted, he is generally much darker than in that pic. Also, the dark and light actresses are all usually around the same color. It's just that Aishwarya Rai has softer features so she looks better with light skin, while Mallika Sherawat has sharper features so she looks better with dark skin.
I have ALWAYS HATED the term "Fair" when it comes to skine tone

Fair= right so basically people are saying Light=Fair skin= Fair skin=right skin

Softer features? those darker indian women have the same features so whats so different?

I think you are wrong

“Not liked but it's Alright....”

Since: Apr 08

Richmond, VA

#16 Apr 19, 2009
baad indyan wrote:
I have never heard of light eyes being preferred in India. We have poems about a girl's kaali kaali aankhein which mean black black eyes. I'd never even seen someone with anything other than black eyes when I lived in India.
Anyway, I think you people are trying to be way too PC about this, truth is the lighter-skinned Indian women are prettier because of features. The only fine dark-skinned Indian women are those who have Caucasian features. You won't see any dark person with Aboriginal/Mongoloid features being held as the beauty standard, like the common women of India who look like this:
http://richardarunachala.files.wordpress.com/...
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/3/3395690_92bd...
But then again, the light-skinned ones who are held up are also with Caucasian/partial-Caucasian features, not with Aboriginal/Mongoloid features. We like the long straight nose, since most have short stubby ones, especially in eastern India.
On boys, the dark skin goes well no matter the features, although again the Caucasian features with dark skin is probably most preferred:
http://mastersministries.org/India%20Children...
So don't let your hate for white people blind you from the beauty of light-skinned Indian women. It's not like they are products of rape or anything, they are also 100% indigeneous Indians.
Your thinking is backwards

Indian women mostly all have the same feautres so how are you gonna say darker ones are pretty only if their features are caucassion? those very same features on teh light indians is the same are darker ones because YOUR BOTH INDIANS! ANd darker indians existed first and caucasions didn't exist so no they cannot be caucassions caucassions have their features and indians are decendents of ethiopians that is just my personal opinion.

I don't think its overblown either You have yet to have a major dark skin indian star who is a woman no different then whats on telemundo.

“Not liked but it's Alright....”

Since: Apr 08

Richmond, VA

#17 Apr 19, 2009
So you want to punish darker indian women for the color GOD GAVE THEM?...They are still women..but its no different then over here that much but I do think india takes colorism to an extreme with those horrid commericials.

“Uncle Tom”

Since: Feb 07

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Apr 19, 2009
Colorism is big in Indian, especialty in Bollywood. Mexicans are bad too, only european looking mexicans are on TV

“lol”

Level 2

Since: Sep 07

Miami

#19 Apr 19, 2009
Urm, dark-skinned Indians came after light-skinned Indians, because as humans migrated out of Africa, they went through Middle East and Central Asia where they became white, and then they had to come through the Himalayas into India. So yes, dark skinned people in India had lighter-skinned ancestors. The reverse is probably true for Africans and Europeans.

Anyway, they don't have the same features. This is Karina Kapoor, light-skinned with Caucasian (partial) features:
http://www.divyabhaskar.co.in/2007/10/13/imag...
And here is Bipasha Basu, dark-skinned with Caucasian (partial) features:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_L2xQX5qyQlw/SD8IB6o...

Here is Mayawati, a national leader and possible future PM of India, a north Indian dark-skinned woman with mainly Aboriginal features:
http://www.topnews.in/files/mayawati12.jpg

You have to be fooking blind to tell me that the political leader has the same features as the actresses (one dark one light).

Anyway, who said about punishing. Life is not about who gets to starr in a Bollywood movie. Skin color is not an issue in terms of being political leaders, business executives, etc.

“lol”

Level 2

Since: Sep 07

Miami

#20 Apr 19, 2009
PrincessStar wrote:
<quoted text> I have ALWAYS HATED the term "Fair" when it comes to skine tone
Fair= right so basically people are saying Light=Fair skin= Fair skin=right skin
Softer features? those darker indian women have the same features so whats so different?
I think you are wrong
That is your issue with the English language, racist as it is.

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