The hot chaiwalla

I always thought there was sth disturbing about the whole Pakistani chaiwala becoming internet sensation thing, which was way beyond objectifiying human body (that happens all the time).
The very fact that a blue eyed fair skinned ‘chaiwala’ has become an eye candy of Bourgeois and petty Bourgeois women in India and Pak is the direct reflection of the colonial classiest mindset prevailing in both the countries that is used to believing that a ‘chiwala’ has to be ugly, he has to be dark skinned and he must be black of eyes.
This mass hysteria is not for a good looking chaiwala but is an expression of disbelief. Disbelief towards the assumption that someone who does physical labour must be ugly and must be black.
What does such colonial mindset says about us as a free nation??

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