The ‘Leaders’ section in which Raghuram Rajan finds mention has such names like Chinese President Xi Jinping, US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, and Aung San Suu Kyi.
This is what TIME has to say about the process:
“There are all sorts of yardsticks for measuring influence: Donald Trump’s 5.9 million Google News mentions in the past year, Adele’s 64.8 million Facebook likes, the records shattered by Usain Bolt on foot, Lewis Hamilton on wheels, Katie Ledecky in the pool, Stephen Curry on the court. To capture what sets the honorees apart, we reached out to people who watched them rise, knew them when, understand firsthand the opportunities they seized and the obstacles they overcame.”
Sunita Narain is the head of New Delhi–based Centre for Science and Environment. She is in the TIME 100 list because of her tireless activism on climate change. During his India visit in 2015, Leonardo Di Caprio – who too is in the list under ‘Icons’ section – visited CSE in New Delhi.
Of course, Sania had cemented her name as India’s best tennis player ever with a series of victories including 2 Grand Slams in 2015 and 1 at the very start of 2016.
That she features in one of TIME magazine’s cover pages underlines the influence she has had overseas as a actor from India.
What a way to start the day! #Time100’s list of achievers! Humbled, overwhelmed and feeling so blessed! pic.twitter.com/oFp9pGlHLI — PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) 21 April 2016
What a way to start the day! #Time100’s list of achievers! Humbled, overwhelmed and feeling so blessed! pic.twitter.com/oFp9pGlHLI
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) 21 April 2016