Editorial: The Politics of Cover Pictures
US edition of Time, issue dated June 26 2006 , runs this topic on the cover: "INDIA INC.- Why the World's Biggest Democracy is the Next Great Economic Superpower- and What it Means for America." The cover image is a photo illustration of classical Indian dancer wearing a telephone operator headset.
Interestingly, the cover focus of June 18 2006 issue of Time (Asia/ India Edition) is also 'India'. But this time the cover models look radically different.
Is this a case of how they like to see us in the West versus how we view ourselves?
On a different note:
Read an interesting web exlusive about how a relatively unknown face became the cover model of Time in the article "The Face of India"