Nobel Prize
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

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 15.10.19

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 14.10.19

What are Nobel winners really like?

“He’ll win the Nobel Prize,” said academic Pratap Bhanu Mehta to me. “She’ll win the Nobel Prize,” echoed Infosys founder Nandan Nilekani. It was 2010. Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo’...
By Chiki Sarkar in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.19

Pirated! Calcutta 'tribute' to a Nobel laureate

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan won the Nobel in 2009. He was knighted by the Queen in 2012 and was elected president of the Royal Society in December 2015.But Calcutta paid him the ultimate compliment in 20...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

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

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


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