Ground Report | New Delhi: TIME Magazine’s 100 influential; Time magazine has released a list of 100 most influential people of 2021 on Wednesday, September 15th. The list includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla, and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
TIME Magazine’s 100 influential
The list includes US President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan, as well as former US President Donald Trump.
PM Modi’s time profile states that in the 74 years since independence, India has had three prominent leaders – Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, and PM Modi. “Narendra Modi is the third, who dominates the politics of the country.
Noted CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria wrote a profile of Prime Minister Modi for Time magazine, alleging that PM Modi “has pushed the country from secularism to Hindu nationalism”.
Similarly, the profile of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee describes he was referred to as “the face of extremism in Indian politics”. It further added, “Banerjee (66) is said to not lead her own party, the Trinamool Congress – she is the party. The street-fighter spirit and self-made life in a patriarchal culture established her.”
A Time Magazine profile of SII CEO Adar Poonawalla says, “The pandemic is not over, and Poonawalla can still help end it. Vaccine inequality is stark, and the global consequences of vaccination delays in one part of the world.” There may be risks—including risks. More dangerous forms are emerging.”
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar
The Time profile described Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar as “a quiet and secretive leader who rarely makes public statements or interviews.”
“Baradar is nonetheless a moderate leader within the Taliban who will be brought into the limelight for Western support. He is in dire need of funding. The question is whether the man who pulled the Americans out of Afghanistan can influence his own movement.