I have a slightly dumb question for ladies who live in India. It's actually a couple of questions. In your opinion, do you think skin color (i.e. "fairness) is still a thing people look at (when judging attractiveness) like it was in the past? Also, do you think such judgement applies to both men and women? I started thinking about this recently because of a rather idiotic dumb exchange with some relatives (who are currently visiting from India) at a family function. In a nutshell, on the few occasions that we've seen them, they always seem to fuss over my husband (on account of color). My aunt speaks wayyyy more positively of him than of her own son-in-law (who is actually hosting them on this visit and always hosts them and has helped them in alot of ways). It seems sort odd to me because, growing up, color was never really a thing with our immediate friends and family. When my older cousins got engaged and married, I don't recall anyone ever mentioning appearance, period. In addition to that, I always thought the color thing was more of a thing with women. These are older relatives, so I don't particularly judge them for their thinking but I'm curious about other people's observations on the subject.