hi friends; I always wanted to ask about this issue to somebody...my question is,what does it matter to a guy or his parents if a girl is not fair in complexion?Iam not pointing out all the guys,atleast hand full of guys whose parents when they come for proposing(ponnu paakra thing,)has this reason for non-acceptance. I belong to inner tanjore,where this is the case!I have a dusky complexion with sharply carved features,doing MBA(1st year),in the threshold of age 20, faces this cheap remark of, ponnu karupa iruku..(hey,iam not karupu,iam golden coloured Bow). Though they consider other factors,this is the priority one,rest optional.They cant give anyother reason because our family enjoys good status in society,The illogical part is 60% of them who hunts for fair girls are dark too... Do you want to know what the paatys(grandma) tell?"apply powder and go"Why should i ???iam happy with what i have! Why cant they accept me fo what iam? What does a fair complexion above all, going to acheive after the marriage??i mean,i seriously dont know...any ladies out there..comment pls! Iam just the representative of the many girls who sails on the same boat. NB:Is it ok to post this here??