Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee
West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.19

Calcutta constable with Nobel connection

A police constable, who shadowed Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee from the time he stepped into Calcutta to the moment he was hurried into the airport, was someone familiar with the madness...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.19

Durga Ma prescribes warm water for Abhijit's sore throat

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee’s first visitor of the day was Durga Ma, the now-octogenarian caregiver who lived with the Banerjees for 40 years when they lived on Mahanirban Road.Durga Mondal reached Ban...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 22.10.19

Lower government equity in banks: Banerjee

Nobel laureate economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee on Tuesday said the government should lower its equity in public-sector banks as part of the efforts required to remove a “fear psychosis” that ha...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.10.19

On data plea, they were signatories

On March 14, this year, scores of economists and social scientists from across the world spoke out against a tendency to suppress uncomfortable data in India, seeking to restore access and integrity t...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.10.19

Nobel touch: Healthcare training in Bengal

Economics Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee had played a key role in gauging the social impact of training informal healthcare providers, which encouraged the Mamata Banerjee government to s...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.10.19

Economics and sport leave Mamata ‘overjoyed’

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday reacted with jubilation over the two developments that brought cheer to people from Bengal all over the world, taking to the social media to congratulate Abhij...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.19

Adda with friends is a must: Bappa Sen

When in Calcutta, one meeting is a must for Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee — adda with friends.The reunion usually happens in the Nobel laureate’s eighth-floor apartment at Saptaparni on Ballygunge Circ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.19

Abhijit likes cinema, music, cooking & walking: Mother

“When he is here, his friends and lots of other people come over. He is a very good cook. He likes cooking, eating and feeding people. So he always has guests around and he is cooking for them,” N...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 29.10.19

PSU banks are over-regulated, says Abhijit Banerjee

By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.19

Far from the madding crowd, not quite

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee was mobbed even at the airport, from where he flew out early on Thursday, and finally took refuge in a lounge with restricted access.The Nobel laureate had to almost run to av...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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