Time Magazine: Manmohan Singh ‘ The Underachiever’
Time Magazine in its Asia edition has labeled Manmohan Singh as ‘The Underachiever’. Time is an American weekly magazine. In its latest edition dated 16th July, Magazine has carried a cover story where a photograph of Manmohan Singh has “India needs a reboot. Is Prime Minister Manmohan Singh up to the job”, as the subtext to the much humiliating label of ‘The Underachiever’. Title of the inside story is ‘A Man in Shadow’ which goes on to point out whatever is wrong with the Indian economy, a slowdown in economic growth, huge fiscal deficit and a falling rupee.
The ‘Man in Shadow’ remark refers to Manmohan Singh being appointed as PM by Sonia Gandhi despite never having won an election.