This is a very unflattering photo of my right arm. Not only is it well overdue for waxing (yes, women get their arms waxed regularly in Mumbai) it also has brown spots on it. As does much of my pale skin.
These spots aren’t unusual where I come from, but in India they’re a constant source of curiosity. What ARE they? Even my maid questioned me about it yesterday.
Well, of course, anyone with white skin knows they’re moles and freckles, mostly from sun damage. Why many Indians want white skin is totally beyond me, when it comes with unsightly problems such as this!
However, I really had to laugh recently when my concerned father-in-law asked if the dark spots on my skin were mosquito bites. Bless him.
As for my husband, he says to tell everyone “chand me bhi black hai“. There is also black in the moon. Bless him too!
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