August 13th: Body Image in India

Today on the show, we have two items from CBC reporter Natasha Fatah that explore body image in India. The country’s skyrocketing economy is racing to catch up with the West and the rise of disposable income amongst the new middle class has led to high demand in some unusual industries, such as cosmetic surgery. Along with the desire to change body shape in India, there’s a perceived stigma attached to skin tone. It’s a sensitive subject that’s now being challenged.