I am not talking about how you look, whether you are bestowed with God given beauty with a fair skin, (unfortunately both go together according to us Indians) or have a dark complexion which is looked down upon as though it is your fault to be born dark , but about how you look while you ‘begin to age.’ Well, it all depends upon what age means to the person concerned and the efforts you make to look young by dyeing your hair jet black without realizing it only helps you in accentuating your wrinkles and also affecting your skin if you are allergic to chemicals that are used in its preparation. This doesn’t mean I am against dyeing your hair but I feel those who do should also make an equal effort to feel young in body and mind because they are the first to betray your age!
However my recent experience proved to be an eye opener when I couldn’t recognize a person (who is in his forties) whom I had met after a lapse of a fortnight because I found him minus a few kilo grams and looking quite sick and old. I had to be frank about his transformation and learnt his decision to colour his hair was not the culprit at all. He said he was consciously losing weight on doctor’s advice as he had recently developed diabetes and wished to keep this life style disease under control!
n.meera raghavendra rao