Anna Hazare's fasts against corruption in India just made it to Time magazine's top 10 world-news stories headed by "The Arab Spring Blooms in Tunisia and Egypt" with "The Killing of Osama bin Laden" next.
Listing "Anna Hazare's Hunger Fasts Rock India," in the tenth place, the US magazine said: "In a year with more than its share of protests worldwide, perhaps the most striking act of dissent took place in India, where the country's ruling coalition took flak for a host of corruption cases implicating a number of leading politicians."
"Anna Hazare, a 74-year-old activist with a Gandhian air, commanded something of the Mahatma's aura when he embarked on a series of hunger strikes in protest of the graft that his supporters say pervades all strata of Indian society," it noted.
Other stories that figured in the list were: 3. Japan's Triple Disaster, 4. Europe's Financial Crisis, 5. The Fall of Gaddafi, 6. The Arab Spring in the Weeds (about Syria, Yemen), 7. Famine in the Horn of Africa, 8. The Utoya Massacre (in Norway) and 9. Dream of Palestinian Statehood Deferred.
Top 10 US-News Stories list was headed by "Occupy Wall Street Protests Spread" followed by 2. The Republican Presidential Race, 3. The Economy, 4. Iraq: The Long Goodbye, 5. Gabrielle Giffords Shooting, 6. The Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal, 7. The Debt-Ceiling Crisis, 8. The Death of Steve Jobs, 9. Freak Weather and 10. The Execution of Troy Davis.