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Nobel Prize
Opinion  /  Published 07.07.20

Nobel laurels for the world's prized minds

Winning the Nobel Prize has been the epitome of intellectual achievement for over a century. Those who win it go to Stockholm to receive it from the king of Sweden (unless they have won the peace priz...
By Ashok V. Desai in

Business  /  Published 08.04.20

Abhijit Banerjee offers ‘print money’ pill

Nobel laureate Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee has a simple policy prescription for India as its economy shrivels under the impact of the coronavirus crisis: Print money liberally and transfer cash directly ...
By in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 20.02.20

Too much ado about cheating

A resonance of ideas is not always intentional either. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter was not the first young, bespectacled English sorcerer hopping in and out of a secret magic world with a pet owl. S...
By Kamalika Basu in

Opinion  /  Published 17.12.19

Celebrate the Nobel, not the attire

Sir — Many Indians are celebrating the fact that Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee attended the Nobel Prize ceremony in traditional Indian attire. But such jubilation, especially when it comes to Du...
By The Telegraph in

Culture  /  Published 12.12.19

Stockholm Diary: Rihanna’s date, tails for men, saris for us

Stockholm feels empty — the airport is out of an interiors magazine and as unpeopled as a photo shoot. The airport train isn’t heaving with passengers and suitcases. Where is everyone I say to my...
By Chiki Sarkar in Stockholm

Books  /  Published 12.12.19

Do we overestimate the benefits of migration?

Abhijit once asked migrant respondents in Delhi slums what they liked about living in the city. They liked many things; there were more options to give their children a good education, health care was...
By Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo in

West Bengal  /  Published 11.12.19

Nobel ‘dad’ for groom

A 77-year-old Scottish Nobel laureate flew down from Chicago to Calcutta to play the role of the groom’s father for one of his students from Northwestern University on Wednesday.Sir James Fraser Sto...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 02.12.19

India Inc must nurture world-class education

The awarding of the Nobel Prize to three poverty researchers has made waves in India, largely because Abhijit V. Banerjee happens to be of Indian origin. Esther Duflo — one of the most riveting spea...
By Ashok V. Desai in

India  /  Published 02.12.19

Bengal Assembly to felicitate Abhijit Banerjee

The Bengal Assembly on Monday adopted a unanimous proposal to felicitate this year’s Nobel prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, the second from the state to get the world’s most prestigious awar...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.19

Academic talks of controversial Nobel choices

Not only Peter Handke. The Nobel has often been given to people with questionable politics.Handke, the Austrian writer who received this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, was not congratulated by ev...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta


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