I don't know how to respond to this. I am from India never been abroad and hence don't know how Non-Indian are. But i can say this much that certain bad aspects of society are highlighted over much in such dramas. In India like any place else there are various problems in society. Keeping in mind the diversity of this country the social problems are different too. Its not true that no country has social problematic elements...Domestic violence, Molestations,Mugging etc are common problems everywhere...even in US,UK etc...but then not every girl is beaten up in US. not every guy is mugged. Right?
Similarly, India has certain aspects like Honor killing, Dowry problems,etc. But not every girl is burnt by in Laws and not all lovers hacked to death irrespective of what shows like Pratha show. Yes, there is a thing more like a psyche that girl should be beautiful,fair and slim but trust me when chip fall and guys are really looking for a bride that is maybe the third or fourth criteria...or hardly a criteria these days..IF you have met only guys who go after looks then i am sorry to say that you have met only the superficial lot of them. Err..You yourself are saying i am looking for brown guys...well?
90% population in south east Aisa is of tanned skin ,"Brown" as you said..now if every one wanted FAIR and SLIM girl..do you think India would have the kind of population it has? I have friends in both gender a plenty and the kind of guys you are talking about is the rarity. Yes, boys do like beautiful girls just like every girl likes handsome guys...Seriously how many girls are fan of Forrest Whittaker or Om puri for their looks? Compare that with number of fans of Tom cruise,robert pattinson or Hritik or Ranbir! Beautiful people do have it easy,yes agreed.But not every one looks for just that in their life partner...when its about getting married that out look takes a back seat or i should say it should take a backseat.
If you are only coming across people who care for looks much..i feel you are looking at the wrong place or circle.
By the way, i am overweight brown Indian girl too..and my parents too are looking for guys...So if i go by that outlook then my chances of getting married are doomed too...Right?