The almost eternal companion of the young girl, Barbie, turns 50 today. And she remains so eternally young and attractive! The picture is taken at a beauty pageant hosted by my six year old daughter. But just have a closer look. You will find a 'browner' Barbie taking the limelight. And why not? The the world is getting flatter (ref: Thomas Friedman's "The World is Flat") and with the power shift from the West to the East this is very well expected anyways!