Monday, July 23, 2012

Tit for Tat, Underachiever!


Today evening, while checking out the magazines at a bookstore, I saw The Outlook and couldn't get my eyes off it's cover. There was an official portrait of Obama in black suit with US flag in the background and two  familiar words written under it, "The Underachiever". I was shocked with excitement! That's something!

Not long back (July 16th issue), Time Magazine had put Indian Prime Minster Manmohan Singh on the cover page and gave him the title, The Underachiever. And now, an Indian magazine, after two weeks, does the same with US President Barak Obama!





Various thoughts crossed my mind! How to take this? As a kid crying mummy when another kid from neighborhood steals his lollypop OR as a slap on the face of the west with a message, "introspect". Both of these conditions are extremities and the truth perhaps, lies somewhere in between.

Obviously, there is no mention of Manmohan Singh or his underachievement (forget the Time story, itself) in the cover story but the two things cannot be un-linked in their entirety. Some might say, The Outlook is not The Time and therefore try to undermine the importance of it but running a story of such dimensions in such a way looks definitely exciting! Now, whether this is out of guts of gimmick, is for the public to decide!

6 comments:

  1. wow... that was something I did not know. Did outlook really publish that story. yeah, everybody knows that whatever obama promised- only a meager amount of the same was realized.

    But the magazine idea to run a story on it looks like a publicity stunt. (that too right after the manmohan story)

    Must get a copy and read the same for myself.

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    1. Here is the link to the main article....

      http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?281697

      There are total 6 articles for this cover story. Below is the link to the page where you'll find all the links to those stories.

      http://www.outlookindia.com/content10885.asp

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