TIME Magazine has goofed up again

I refer to Sania Mirza's selection as Time's Cover girl. Couple of years ago the Time Magazine goofed up by selecting Aishwarya Rai - a flop actress, as their cover girl and now they have done the same thing by selecting a very inconsistent tennis player with no grand slam to her credit as the cover girl. I wonder what criteria the TIME magazine adopts for selecting such non-performing Indian achievers like Aishwarya and Sania.
I wonder what are the achievements of Sania Mirza. Yes, her climb from World Number 800 to World number 37 is a giant achievement but is not enough to warrant a place on the TIME's cover. She neither has any grandslam title to her credit nor has she beaten any top seeds in her entire career. She has not even reached the quarter finals of any grand slam event. Therefore like Aishwarya Rai, Sania Mirza has also been selected for her glamorous image. That they are actresses/tennis player is only incidental and an excuse. My request to the TIME magazine is not to lower their standard by selecting non-performers as cover girls and should instead consider some real Indian achievers who are far more eligible for the honour of having their face on the covers than the Aishwaryas and Sanias of India.


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