Nobel Prize
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

Opinion  /  Published 26.12.18

When a Brazilian historian met Tagore

The Nobel Prize won Rabindranath Tagore world renown. With our colonial hangover, we often conflate the world with the West. But Tagore’s fame spread was not confined to the West. He was feted in Ch...
By A.R. Venkatachalapathy in

World  /  Published 12.10.18

Swedish Academy member urged to quit

The body that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature has asked the wife of the man at the centre of a rape scandal to quit the Swedish Academy as it tries to rebuild its reputation, a member said on Fri...
By Reuters in

World  /  Published 08.10.18

2 Americans win Nobel for economics

Two American researchers have been awarded the Nobel Prize for economics for studying the interplay of climate change and technological innovation with economics.William Nordhaus of Yale University an...
By AP in Stockholm


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