Fall of the old guard?

Segolene Royal’s election as presidential candidate for the presendentials to be held in April next year certainly seems a step in the right direction. She is a breath of fresh air in the otherwise insipid French domestic politics. Whether she

A question to ponder

Barkha Dutt, Managing Editor, NDTV 24x7Saturday, October 28, 2006: It’s the classic cliché: meek eyes staring out from behind miles of cloth; the grim black color making the perfect style statement for suppression.But is it really that simple?Is the veil