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Fairness Products
Opinion  /  Published 19.07.20

Did we not say this about fairness?

We got slammed and flayed black and blue for this, remember? Everybody called us all manner of names; cascades of abuse, acres and acres of diatribes. We were taken to the cleaners and to the dryers, ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Style  /  Published 02.07.20

A question of colour

First Unilever announced that it will remove the word “fair” from its Fair & Lovely products. Now L’Oréal says it will also remove words such as “whitening” fr...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.20

Unfair love: Skin colour and caste bias

It has been a while. The skin-lightening products of a well-known company flooded the Indian market in 1975, with a catchy name associating loveliness with a ‘fair’ complexion. The criticism it fa...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 27.06.20

Damage done

Sir — It was interesting to read that Hindustan Unilever has decided to drop the word, ‘fair’, from the name of its cosmetic product, Fair & Lovely. There is no doubt that this decision was ...
By The Telegraph in


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