Yes, your parents too were once children just a few decades ago. The most acute issues facing them were political disarray and ethnic discord, all caused by the misjudgements of their parents, grandparents and their forbearers.
Do you ever feel like you’re in a constant battle between trying to please your parents and putting your needs first? Have you ever lied to your parents when going on dates, because it was a lot easier than actually telling them the truth? Well ladies, you’re not alone.
Does colourism exist in the Tamil community? It most certainly does. How often have we heard comments about our skin colour, or sympathetic remarks about someone who could be beautiful if they were only a little fairer?
Parenting is a long and hard process that comes with many factors to take into consideration. To Tamils, a firm and strict upbringing is more than just tradition and culture, it is in most cases the dominant approach, especially towards girls.