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Nobel Prize
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

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.18

Women in science rue gender play

A woman on the dais of a physics seminar is a rarity, Parnika Das of the Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) told Metro, speaking about gender play in the world of physics. “And even if there is...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Science  /  Published 22.10.18

Frances Arnold focuses on intelligent design

For Frances H. Arnold, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “directed evolution”, life’s been a meandering path. Her father was a nuclear scientist, yet she never intended to study s...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.19

Book, Bijoya treat & boyhood tales

“Ki jeno ekta prize peli re tui (what’s that prize you got)?”, reads the inscription on a book that Nobel laureate Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee received as a gift during his visit to Nabaneeta Dev S...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.10.19

Dilip Ghosh lauds Abhijit Banerjee as a ‘big personality’

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

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India  /  Published 18.10.19

Goyal calls Abhijit Banerjee Left-leaning

Union minister Piyush Goyal on Friday dubbed Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, who won the 2019 Nobel for Economics, as Left-leaning.'I congratulate Abhijit Banerjee for winning the Nobel prize. You a...
By The Telegraph and PTI in Pune

Opinion  /  Published 17.10.19

The scandal of a Nobel laureate

When I was about 8 years old I wrote my first fan letter, to Roald Dahl, for “Danny, the Champion of the World.” Not knowing where to find the author, I addressed the envelope to “Roald Dahl, En...
By Bret Stephens / New York Times News Service in

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 15.10.19

Modi's tweeting delay stands out

Four hours, that is how long it took the Prime Minister to tweet his congratulations to an Indian who has won the Nobel Prize, the highest honour in the world, for economics. The delay stood out in th...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

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


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