10 Indians in Time’s 100 Most Influential People

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Indians in Time’s 100 Most Influential People

Time 100 is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Latest edition of 100 most influential people in the world features 10 Indians on the list which includes Flipkart’s founders Binny Bansal & Sachin Bansal, RBI governer Raghuram Rajan, Tennis player Sania Mirza and Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra.


Indians in Time's 100 Most Influential People

Aziz AnsariBinny Bansal &
Sachin Bansal
Priyanka ChopraRaghuram RajanSania Mirza
Sunita NarainSundar PichaiNikki Haley
Raj Panjabi


Below is the brief excerpt from Time’s 100 most influential people in the world list.

Sundar Pichai – The Internet’s chief engineer
Sundar Pichai has helped change the world. Last summer he became the CEO of Google.

Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal – E-commerce upstarts

Binny and Sachin do have modest lifestyles, by billionaire standards, but they’re also nimble tacticians and hardheaded realists, and they dream big.

Raghuram Rajan – India’s prescient banker
he steered India through the global crisis and fallout, playing a large role in making it one of the emerging-market stars of the moment.

Priyanka Chopra – A star rising higher
She has drive, ambition, self-respect, and she knows there’s no substitute for hard work. She has an ability to inspire people to do more and achieve more. When I look at her success from the 50,000-ft. view and see everything that Priyanka has already done, is currently doing and has the desire and the bandwidth to do, I can see that her impact is going to be invaluable.

Sania Mirza – An inspiration on the court
When Sania’s singles career was cut short by wrist injuries, she, through dedication and willpower, reinvented herself fully as a doubles player. Today Sania and her partner on court, Martina Hingis, are No. 1 in doubles and utterly dominant—they have taken the past three Grand Slam events.

Sania’s confidence, strength and resilience reach beyond tennis. She has inspired a generation of Indians to pursue their dreams—and to realize that they can also be the best.

Sunita Narain – Clearing the air
Sunita Narain’s ideas have shaped some of the key debates of our time. A paper that she co-authored in 1991 remains to this day the foundational charter of the global climate-justice movement.

As an activist, Narain is a pioneer. She and the organization that she heads, the New Delhi–based Centre for Science and Environment, have been campaigning to reduce the Indian capital’s dangerous air-pollution levels for almost two decades.

Raj Panjabi – Health care hero
We will always face challenges, but we’re all better off because there are people like Raj who are visionary, caring and determined enough to meet them.

Aziz Ansari – TV’s new romantic
As people who shoot in New York, we know there’s no way to have an on-location show there that’s generic. It always ends up becoming specific. And on Netflix’s Master of None, you see New York through Aziz Ansari’s eyes. Each episode is its own little experience: the way Aziz talks about his ethnicity and career is so interesting, and the entertainment-industry world he writes about is hysterical and on point.

Nikki Haley – She rises to the challenge

Whether dealing with the hate-filled shootings of the Charleston Nine at Mother Emanuel AME Church, the removal of the Confederate battle flag flying over statehouse grounds, the police shooting of Walter Scott or a 1,000-year flood, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley led with determination, grace and compassion.

From shaking up the system to providing kindness and understanding to the individuals and families affected by these tragedies, she put a face on South Carolina

Source: Time