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World  /  Published 02.10.18

Suu Kyi award ‘will not be withdrawn’

Some of the actions Aung San Suu Kyi has taken as Myanmar’s civilian leader are “regrettable” but her Nobel Peace Prize will not be withdrawn, the head of the Nobel Foundation told Reuters in an...
By Reuters in Stockholm

India  /  Published 19.09.18

Nobelitis: Some hanker after it

September 20, 2018, marks a big day in the life of even someone who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2009 and then in 2015 became the first Indian to be elected president of the Royal Society.This...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 24.10.19

The 2019 Nobel Prizes reflect our times

The world is going through a morality conundrum. This year’s Nobel Prizes reflect this as well. Consider the 2018 literature prize for Olga Tokarczuk and the 2019 one for Peter Handke. Tokarczuk’s...
By Chirantan Chatterjee in

Science  /  Published 17.03.19

The men behind the Nobel Prize winners

On March 7, with great fanfare, officials from the US National Science Foundation and UK Research and Innovation announced a $30 million project to double the sensitivity of the antennas for the Laser...
By New York Times News Service in

Opinion  /  Published 10.03.19

Akash Vani: God, men, and men of God

While God is talking directly to his men in these miraculous times, his men — the chosen ones and those waiting to be picked — continue to depend heavily on social media to communicate with their ...
By Upala Sen in

Books  /  Published 12.12.19

Do we overestimate the benefits of migration?

Abhijit once asked migrant respondents in Delhi slums what they liked about living in the city. They liked many things; there were more options to give their children a good education, health care was...
By Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo in

Opinion  /  Published 08.05.19

Forgotten icons of progressive politics

I am taken by utter surprise from time to time when I find that iconic figures of my youth, who, I naturally assume, will continue to remain iconic today, not only do not remain so, but are not even h...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 01.04.19

The invisible women in science

One evening during my MSc nuclear physics practicals, a frail, slightly stooped lady with round gold-rimmed glasses and dressed in a spotlessly white attire enquired of me as to what I was doing. She ...
By Debashis Gangopadhyay in

Books  /  Published 08.11.18

Writers have something in common with the devil

Yet, somehow, it is more convenient to put Camus in a box and tag him as merely an existentialist and a lofty intellectual, labels that continue to define him in spite of his persistent disavowals. Bu...
By Kamalika Basu in

West Bengal  /  Published 31.10.19

Amartya Sen ultimately right: Sinha

Scientist Bikash Sinha has said “Amartya Sen is ultimately right” and people should “not dance about too much on the Nobel Prize but concentrate more on what the persons have contributed to the ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta


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