Amartya Sen
India  /  Published 16.10.19

The Nobel meme

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee cooks. So does Mahafuj Ali.The economist and the landscape artist share a Nobel bond, too. When Banerjee won the Economics Nobel on Monday, a meme that drew much attention on ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 31.12.19

A madhouse reminder

Nothing, perhaps, is more foolhardy than attempting to ring in the New Year by looking back, not ahead. But we live in interesting times, and serendipity led to a time tunnel in a verdant patch in Thi...
By R. Rajagopal in Thiruvananthapuram

West Bengal  /  Published 30.10.19

Presidency University votes for 3D wall to honour Amartya Sen & Abhijit Banerjee

Presidency University had internally debated a fortnight ago whether a 202-year-old institution should do something special to honour two former students, an official said. Those who said “no” wer...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

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 22.02.20

Krishna Bose passes away at 89

Krishna Bose, academic, thinker, social worker and three-time parliamentarian, died on Saturday. She was 89. Bose is survived by two sons and a daughter.She had a remarkable life herself. She was also...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta


India  /  Published 15.10.19

Very, very happy for Abhijit Banerjee: Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Monday said he was “very, very happy and delighted” that Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee had won the Nobel in economics. Sen had won the same award in 1998 for his contribut...
By PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.02.19

Ayushman stress not on primary health: Amartya Sen

Economist Amartya Sen on Friday criticised the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat Yojana, saying it does not fulfil the requirements of primary healthcare and that the money could have been used better by imp...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Opinion  /  Published 29.05.19

Window for restoring foundational values still open

Is an idea an abstraction? Should an ideology — a system of ideas — then be viewed as a wishy-washy concept that has little or no bearing on a political economy? Is New India, the one that the pri...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 25.05.19

Modi won power, not battle of ideas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India has led his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party to a major victory in the country’s general election, winning more than 300 of the 543 parliamentary seats ...
By Amartya Sen

Opinion  /  Published 17.04.20

Krishna arrives, just in time

The offering, which changes every Thursday, is Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, until April 23, when it will be replaced by Shakespeare’s Twelf...


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