LOVE, LIVE, LIFE!

As each day come and go,

It has something new to show.

A new chapter begins every day,

But not always to make us happy and gay.

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Love all around

I never knew I could love someone so dearly,

Coz once betrayed, feelings affected me barely.

But when you walked into my life,

You made me look on the brighter side,

Where things could be better than just fine,

Where I felt the warmth of the sunshine,

And everything in me was complete for the first time.

 

From the moment I saw you, I knew it was true;

Coz I couldn’t stop smiling nor thinking of you.

Now, I know you feel the same way too,

This feeling is so wonderful, like a dream come true.

 

I love you with everything in me; my soul and heart,

I love you with a calm belief that we’ll never part.

I love you more with each moment that passes by,

Forever I’ll be yours and you’ll be mine.

 

Coz you’re the brightest star in my life,

Coz you’re the luckiest charm in my life.

I just can’t imagine my life without you,

And I know you feel the same way too,

This feeling is so wonderful, like a dream come true.

Many Shades Darker

Unbeatable fairness-see the results in just 7 days.” The jingle of a certain fairness cream, which I am sure you might have guessed, played before the video on Youtube – ‘How to get self-tanned correctly’. Do you see the irony?

Fairness has always been a subject of beauty and social status, especially for Indians. If you are an owner of a dark skin, you might be confused as poor or ugly, no matter how beautiful features you own. Whereas, in the western part of the world, people make efforts to get tanned and fall in love with it. So, the question here is, why can’t Indians love and live with what they have already been blessed? Why do they have to be so obsessed about fairness?

The origin of this obsession lies back in the roots of history, in the era of Shakespeare. If you read his creations, you will find an obvious inclination towards the women with fair skin. He equated ‘Fair’ with ‘Beauty’. And right from that period, fair skin has become a fascination. The advertising of skin whitening products has encouraged it. And the most pathetic version of this obsession came when a certain intimate cream emphasised on whitening those areas of a female body. This is plain annoying, to say the least. Continue reading