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    Magpie

    Why Magpie? Because I like observing these sleek birds with a tapering tail. And like Magpies, I live with the burden of being a 'chatter', even though I believe that I am rather shy, reserved and unobtrusive :).

    Friday, June 23, 2006

    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"

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    1 Comments:

    Blogger Mahesh Shantaram said...

    That's a good enough reason for the multiple cover theory in this case.

    However... I subscribe to a magazine called American Photo, which is primarily distributed only in America. They use one cover for subscribers and one for news stands. I wonder what's the deal with that!

    Good to see you online... Magpie :)

    4:16 PM  

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