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Prejudices still alive

The colour of the skin is still raked up to discriminate people

Escaping the tentacles of prejudice is a difficult endeavour. | Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

I am not angry. I just want to share some of my experiences.

It was 2017. It had been two months since I joined an integrated Ph.D. programme in a reputable institution in Bengaluru. The city known for its potential to “change” sanskaari girls was seething with an early August monsoon. I was back home in Chennai for the weekend, having smelt the first whiff of freedom a couple of months ago. Mom made sweets. Dad could not stop bragging about his daughter. Some of my relatives could not stop marvelling at the fact that though I had gone to a less sunny city, I had not become fairer.

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