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Nobel Prize
India  /  Published 15.10.19

Abhijit also speaks his mind: Raghuram Rajan

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday congratulated the Nobel Prize winners and stressed that India had reason to be proud because Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee was largely educated in the country.‚...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.10.19

Banerjee: Focus on weakest pupil

To Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, the poor levels of learning that Indian schoolchildren exhibit owes primarily to the teachers‚Äô focus on somehow ‚Äúcompleting‚ÄĚ the syllabus rather than ensuring that e...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.19

Abhijit Banerjee: Student who could correct his teacher

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee was a second-year undergraduate student at Presidency College when he pointed out a mistake in a soon-to-be-published book by one of his teachers.Mihir Kanti Rakshit, who taug...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.19

I took up economics because I had known people who also didn’t have any specific interest, like me, studying the subject

2011 What was the trigger for the book Poor Economics (co-authored with fellow MIT professor Esther Duflo)?Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee: We have been doing this work for 15-odd years…. At some point you...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

World  /  Published 07.10.19

3 scientists get Nobel Medicine prize

The 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to scientists William G. Kaelin, Jr, Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their discoveries of 'how cells sense and adapt to oxy...
By AP in Stockholm

Opinion  /  Published 27.11.18

The rise and transformation of the Nobel prize

The Nobel Prize sprouted from a piece of fake news after a French newspaper ran a denigrating obituary of Alfred B. Nobel even though it was his younger brother, Ludvig, who had passed away. Without c...
By Kaushik Bhowmik in

Science  /  Published 04.11.18

Nobel laureate Harold Varmus is a free radical

Many scientists in the 1960s thought that special regions of genetic material, later termed oncogenes, of some viruses gave them the ability to transform a normal cell into a cancer cell. They thought...
By Partha P. Majumder in

West Bengal  /  Published 20.10.19

Dilip Ghosh lauds Abhijit Banerjee as a ‚Äėbig personality‚Äô

Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh has steered clear of the line of severe criticism that many in his party’s national and state leadership have adopted against Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, calling the e...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 16.10.19

Nobel? No, BJP seeks Ratna for its Vinayak

If the Economics Nobel for Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee has ruined the sleep of the self-styled Hindutva brigade, swift salvation has sprung up in Maharashtra. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar will be proposed fo...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.10.19

Told the news, he went back to sleep

When Nobelprize.org rang up Esther Duflo to congratulate her today, she told the interviewer that Abhijit Banerjee, her husband with whom she will share the prize, went back to bed after hearing they ...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi


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