Saturday, July 21, 2007

India Elects First Female President

NEW DELHI — India elected Pratibha Patil as the country's first female president Saturday in a vote seen as a victory for the hundreds of millions of Indian women who contend with widespread discrimination.

Patil received 65.82 percent of the votes cast by national lawmakers and state legislators, said Election Commission head P.D.T. Achary. She had been widely expected to win.

Wonder if there was heavy reporting of her fashion choices?

Scary to think India may be be more enlightened that the U.S.


At 10:38 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

I love those colours though.

At 11:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why scary? That's an insult to India.

Middle class 'Mericans are just a bunch of xenophonic rubes when compared to the highly educated and ambitious Indian middle class.

At 4:57 PM, Anonymous mike in nz said...

er, I think it was India that defined and developed enlightenment as a systematic process. What, 3500 years ago? Sort of the same boast Saddam made about Babylonian mathematics and astronomy while Bush's ancestors were still wearing animal skins.


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