Nobel Prize
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’ focus on somehow “completing” 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

India  /  Published 14.10.19

Told the news, he went back to sleep

When 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

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


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

Science  /  Published 07.10.18

The surgeon who used immunotherapy to kill cancer cells in 1891

It was 1891. New York resident and Italian immigrant Zola — his first name has been lost to the mists of time — had an egg-sized malignant tumour on his neck that was nearly blocking his food pipe...
By Arghya Manna in

World  /  Published 02.10.18

3 scientists win Nobel in Physics

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their work with lasers.Arthur Ashkin of the United States was awarded half the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize; the other half is ...
By AP in Stockholm

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

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


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