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Indian woman demands DNA test after she was shunned as she was born with ginger hair and freckles.

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With her ginger hair, deep emerald eyes and white skin you’d been forgiven for thinking Pooja Ganatra was more likely to be from Ireland than India.

But the 24-year-old was actually born in Mumbai to “typically Indian” parents and is now demanding a DNA test to find out where her unusual looks come from.

The young woman has been shunned and bullied in a country where such features are decidedly unusual.

Pooja, who runs her own clothes manufacturing business, said: “When I was born, my family had never seen anyone who looked like me before because they all have brown skin, black hair and brown eyes, like most Indians.

“Everyone in my neighbourhood was absolutely fascinated by me and were all very curious as to why I looked so different.

“When my freckles started appearing everywhere when I was three, because none of my relatives had ever gotten freckles before, they didn’t know what they were.

“I was rushed to the doctors because everyone thought it was a birth defect or skin disease.”

She said her looks meant she was always the odd-one-out at school where she was routinely bullied.

She said: “People would always come up and ask ‘what are those spots on your face? Why do you have so many marks?’. It was a real mental challenge.

“Even in my first year of university, I was pulled aside and told not to wear sleeveless shirts because they were ‘too eye catching’ with my white skin.

“There was no rule against sleeveless clothing and every other girl dressed like me, yet I was singled out.

“Indians love to pose for photos with different-looking people from overseas, so I often get people coming up to me asking for pictures.

It’s happened more than 100 times in my life – I have to tell the, ‘relax, I’m Indian too’.”

She said taxi drivers often mistake her for English and are stunned when she starts speaking in Hindi.

She continued: “The funniest one is when I’m charged the foreigner price for public attractions because they think I’m a backpacker, so I have to prove I’m Indian.

“When I was in America people wouldn’t believe me when I told them I’m Indian. Even the customs officer at the airport had to look twice at my passport and asked me if I’m really from India.”

Pooja’s father Rajesh, 51, has darker skin while her mother, Hemaxi, 46, has slightly lighter than average skin and has a few freckles, although none on her face.

But it is a complete mystery to Pooja and her family why she looks the way she does.

Considering India was colonised by different countries and ruled by the British for over 100 years, the 24-year-old said there is definitely a possibility her ancestors were from the United Kingdom.

She said: “I’d love to get a DNA test one day to discover more about my ancestry because I don’t know anything about it.

“I have no idea why I look the way that I do but a test into my genes could explain a lot.

“My grandmother died when my mum was very young, so I was never able to ask her about it but I’m very curious.”

Pooja was recently snapped by prominent Mumbai photographer Karishma Mehtha for her popular ‘Humans of Bombay

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Absa became the new competitor on the Ethiopia market.

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Absa Bank Of South Africa’s  has become the Latest Multinational Corporation to show Interest in Organizing the Ethiopia market.

Ethiopia has since Prevented Foreign Ownership in Economic Sectors that Includes Banking but Abiy Ahmed has began to take fast Action on the issue since he came to power in April.



Jason Quinn, the bank’s chief financial officer, told reporters that Absa was investigating on how and where to enter in a number of populating market, including Nigeria and Angola.

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Am Entrance made into the Ethiopia market of 100 million People, would be part of a Scheme made by Absa after it break from Britain’s Barclays in 2017.

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Ethiopia has plans to liberalise state-owned companies including Ethiopian Airlines, Ethio Telecom, Ethiopian Shipping & Logistics Services Enterprise, and Ethiopian Electric Power, in order to attract foreign direct investment and stimulate growth.

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Black box of the Ethiopian Airline Crash recovered.

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The United Nations described the Sunday crash of the Ethiopia airline as disastrous saying it has cost them a great loss.



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Michael Moller, director-general of the U.N. European head garters said this was the worst loss suffered in years in Geneva in a statement where 150 people where gathered.

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Investigators in Ethiopia have recovered the black box from the ill-fated Ethiopian airline this Sunday.

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