Nobel Prize
West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.19

Calcutta welcomes home Nobel son

Multi-storey Saptaparni did not complain when the lift was stopped on the eighth floor and residents were told to walk up the remaining floors.Their neighbour at 86F is now a celebrity after all.Many ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 22.10.19

We need to save coral reefs

Sir — The coral reefs in the Gulf of Mannar off the coast of Tamil Nadu and Palk Bay had suffered heavy damage by bleaching earlier this year. Surprisingly, however, many of these have sprung back t...
By The Telegraph in

World  /  Published 10.10.19

Austrian, Pole bag literature Nobels

Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday and the 2018 award went to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday. Handke, 76, was recognis...
By Reuters in Stockholm

World  /  Published 10.10.19

2 authors win Nobel prizes in Literature

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk 'for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life,...
By AP in Stockholm

Books  /  Published 18.10.19

The literature and politics of the two Nobel laureates

The story could have been very different last week when the Swedish Academy named the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 and 2019. It could have, as the Nobel committee head, Anders ...
By Nayantara Mazumder in


India  /  Published 15.10.19

Create space for views: Abhijit

Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer have won this year’s Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.The prize, popularly known as the Economics N...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 14.10.19

Strong Banerjee ties with Bandhan

Nobel prize winner Abhijit Banerjee has played a key role in shaping a programme called “Targetting the Hardcore Poor” for microlender-turned-bank Bandhan .Banerjee, his wife Esther Duflo and econ...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 14.10.19

Banerjee on what ails healthcare

In addition, it is not clear that the government should rely entirely on the private sector to deliver tertiary care within PMJAY. Conflicts over the appropriate payment for treatment and accusations ...
By Abhijit Banerjee in

India  /  Published 22.01.19

Amid fake news and myths: Take nobody’s word for it

Nullius in verba. Take nobody’s word for it.If an iteration of the basic tenet of science — and several other pursuits in democratic societies — can never be out of place, contemporary India off...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 12.10.18

Public art makes commutes more thoughtful

Sir — An underpass in Noida was recently given a makeover by the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and the Noida Authority. They were trying to promote art in the public sphere. This is encouraging. A simil...
By The Telegraph in


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