The Mint Influencers Index is a monthly, objective measure that tracks 20 high-profile Indian business and policy leaders across the print media. These are people who are in the news and an apt surrogate for the growing attention that Indian business and economy is generating, both within the country as well as globally. The study looks at the volume of citations for each of the influencers—in Indian media, in media in countries other than India, and across both.
The inaugural index covers the last 12 months and ranks India’s top influencers. On top of the overall list is finance minister P. Chidambaram. Starting August, every month, we will publish our exclusive Mint Influencers Index to track the waning or surging influence of these key Indians—both here and outside India.