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TIME’s Beautiful, White, Blonde ‘Mindfulness Revolution’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 30, 2014

By Joanna Piacenza, Web Manager, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

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Few things in this world could pull me out of a six-month post-graduate-degree writing silence. Last week’s TIME cover managed to do so with vigor. Its presence and imagery choice stirred up issues about gender, beauty, race, religious marketing, and how the “face” of mindfulness and Buddhism in America hasn’t changed in over a decade.

My initial reaction to TIME’s “The Mindful Revolution” cover was pretty surface. I huffed and puffed about the fact that a prominent Western-based magazine was portraying Buddhism in such a Cover Girl way. Flawless make up, perfect bone structure, skin as supple as Snow White; this girl was getting a lot from the “Mindful Revolution.” What’s her secret?! Even the positioning of her head, tilting up as some sort of divine call-to-action, soaking up erethral rays, screamed Western Christianity. And yet, there, splashed above her bosom, was the Buddhist-themed headline.

I shared the photo — and some sort of sarcastic remark — with my social media network and called it a day. But then the wonderful Cathy Lynn Grossman, Religious New Service correspondent and all-around fantastic #religion tweeter, posted this side-by-side image… Read the rest of this entry »

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Runner-Up: Malala Yousafzai, the Fighter

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 24, 2012

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Ayesha Mir didn’t go to school on Tuesday, Nov. 27, the day after a security guard found a shrapnel-packed bomb under her family’s car. The 17-year-old Pakistani girl assumed, as did most people who learned about the bomb, that it was intended for her father, the television news presenter Hamid Mir, who often takes on the Taliban in his nightly news broadcasts. Traumatized by the near miss, Ayesha spent most of the day curled up in a corner of her couch, unsure whom to be angrier with: the would-be assassins or her father for putting himself in danger. She desperately wanted someone to help her make sense of things.

At around 10:30 p.m., she got her wish. Ayesha’s father had just come home from work, and he handed her his BlackBerry. “She wants to speak to you,” he said. The voice on the phone was weak and cracked, but it still carried the confidence that Ayesha and millions of other Pakistanis had come to know through several high-profile speeches and TV appearances. Read the rest of this entry »

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Time Person Of The Year 2012: Barack Obama (PHOTO, POLL, VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 20, 2012

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Comment: We are aware about Obama’s contribution, however; TIME Person of the year should not be like US presidential election. TIME shadowed the other part of the world and underestimated other persons with their contribution in the world level. Why not to highlight other activists?

President Barack Obama has been named Time’s Person of the Year.

Managing editor Richard Stengel unveiled the magazine’s choice on Wednesday’s “Today.” He said it was remarkable that the president won two terms with over 50 percent of the popular vote as a Democrat. He also noted that Obama took office in an economic crisis, and credited him with creating a new political “alignment like Ronald Reagan did forty years ago.”

This is the second time that Time has chosen Obama. The magazine said it named him Person of the Year in 2008 for winning against the odds and becoming the first black president of the United States. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fareed Zakaria Suspended For Plagiarism: Time Editor, CNN Host Apologizes For ‘Terrible Mistake’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 11, 2012

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Time editor-at-large and CNN host Fareed Zakaria was suspended from both places for a month on Friday after admitting to lifting parts of a story from the New Yorker.

Conservative media watchdog Newsbusters was the first to spot the similarities between a Zakaria piece on gun control and an article by Jill Lepore that appeared in the New Yorker in April.

The Atlantic Wire posted a statement from Zakaria on Friday afternoon, taking full responsibility for the incident:

“Media reporters have pointed out that paragraphs in my Time column this week bear close similarities to paragraphs in Jill Lepore’s essay in the April 22nd issue of The New Yorker. They are right. I made a terrible mistake. It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault. I apologize unreservedly to her, to my editors at Time, and to my readers.”

Later, Time announced Zakaria’s suspension:

Time accepts Fareed’s apology, but what he did violates our own standards for our columnists, which is that their work must not only be factual but original; their views must not only be their own but their words as well. As a result, we are suspending Fareed’s column for a month, pending further review.

CNN also said it was suspending Zakaria because he plagiarized the same material for a CNN.com blog post:

“We have reviewed Fareed Zakaria’s TIME column, for which he has apologized. He wrote a shorter blog post on CNN.com on the same issue which included similar unattributed excerpts. That blog post has been removed and CNN has suspended Fareed Zakaria while this matter is under review.” Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Time’ Magazine Inspired: 10 Examples Of Breastfeeding In Art History

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 15, 2012

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By now we are almost certain you have all seen the controversial breastfeeding cover of “Time” magazine, which features a 26-year old mother with her son sucking on her breast. Although the nation has been shocked by the blatant image of a mother breastfeeding her child, the subject is one of the most traditional motifs in art history.Photographer Martin Schoeller even cited paintings of Madonna and Child as references in a “behind the cover” article for the magazine.

In the Washington Post, Maura Judkis expanded on the idea, tying in more bizarre instances of non-maternal breastfeeding in art history. In one piece, wolf babies“Romulus and Remus” eagerly suck milk from their she-wolf mother’s teets, while in Jean-Baptiste Greuze’s 18th century masterpiece, we explore the story of “Roman Charity”, where a mother secretly breastfeeds her father after he is sentenced to death by starvation.

In honor of Judkis’ intriguing article, we have compiled a slideshow of some of our favorite images of breastfeeding in art history. It certainly widens your perspective to realize the content that shocks us today has been present for hundreds of years, doesn’t it? Enjoy the best mammary glands art history has to offer, though don’t say we didn’t warn you about the creepy nature of medieval children… Read the rest of this entry »

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Time Person Of The Year 2011: ‘The Protester’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 14, 2011

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“The protester” has been named Time’s Person of the Year.

The magazine unveiled the choice on Wednesday morning. Managing editor Richard Stengel also revealed the decision on the “Today” show. Stengel said that finalists included Kate Middleton, Admiral William McRaven and Congressman Paul Ryan.

Steve Jobs and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords did not make the short list because they appeared elsewhere in the magazine. “It’s not a lifetime achievement award,” Stengel said of the award. Read the rest of this entry »

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The 2011 TIME 100

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 21, 2011

The 2011 TIME 100

Meet the most influential people in the world. They are artists and activists, reformers and researchers, heads of state and captains of industry. Their ideas spark dialogue and dissent and sometimes even revolution. Welcome to this year’s TIME 100 More »

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TIME Person Of The Year Covers From 1980-2010 (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 15, 2010


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