Who is the fairest of them all?

Molly Amolli K. Shinhat
Published: Wednesday, 07/07/2004 12:00 am EDT

You know international political reporting has reached an all-time low when coverage of election results in the world's largest democracy is reduced to a story about one person. In typical Bollywood movie irony, some 600 million people excercising their democratic right to vote got lost in the soft-focus close-up coverage of Sonia Gandhi, her foreign birth, and the Indian National Congress (INC) party's self-proclaimed shift away from communal politics.

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