Reuters reports: "For seizing the reins of the global media, for founding and framing the new digital democracy, for working for nothing and beating the pros at their own game, Time's Person of the Year for 2006 is you," Lev Grossman wrote.
So you and I have become the Time’s person of the year.
But who was the first Indian to be the Time’s person of the year? In fact he is the lone Indian in that long list which starts in 1927. Yes, it was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 1930.
Curiously, it was in a jail that the year's end found the little half-naked brown man whose 1930 mark on world history will undoubtedly loom largest of all. It was exactly twelve months ago that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's Indian National Congress promulgated the Declaration of Indian
. It was in March that he marched to the sea to defy Independence 's salt tax as some New Englanders once defied a British tea tax. It was in May that Britain jailed Gandhi at Britain . Last week he was still there, and some 30,000 members of his Poona movement were caged elsewhere. The Independence British Empirewas still wondering fearfully what to do about them all, the Empire's most staggering problem.