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World  /  Published 02.12.19

Two Nobel Literature panel members quit

Two external members of the Nobel literature prize committee quit on Monday after criticising the scandal-hit Swedish Academy.The 233-year-old academy was forced to introduce several new measures afte...
By Reuters in Stockholm

West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.19

Adda with friends is a must: Bappa Sen

When in Calcutta, one meeting is a must for Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee — adda with friends.The reunion usually happens in the Nobel laureate’s eighth-floor apartment at Saptaparni on Ballygunge Circ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.19

Abhijit likes cinema, music, cooking & walking: Mother

“When he is here, his friends and lots of other people come over. He is a very good cook. He likes cooking, eating and feeding people. So he always has guests around and he is cooking for them,” N...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

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 09.10.19

Nobel for work on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Three scientists won the 2019 Nobel Prize for chemistry on Wednesday for developing and refining rechargeable lithium-ion batteries which made the global information technology, mobile and fossil-fuel...
By Reuters in Stockholm

World  /  Published 15.10.19

'Extremely opportune time'

French-American Esther Duflo becomes only the second female economics winner in the prize’s 50-year history, as well as the youngest at 46.The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said results of the ...
By Reuters and PTI in Stockholm

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.19

Quiet boy from class of 1976 at south point: Dipali Sengupta

Stuti Ray, who taught Banerjee geography in school, said he was a bright student. “But there was no outward expression of his academic capabilities except in his results. He was very quiet. Even tod...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.19

Laureate in eyes of admirer

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee’s biggest quality is having zero airs, said a young economics teacher from Calcutta who spent his last birthday with the Nobel laureate. “He was a big shot even before wi...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.19

Nobel winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee to his father’s rescue in class

“In 1988 I had gone to the US and had a chance to interact with Findlay while I was visiting Columbia University. During the discussion he talked about Indian students with outstanding performance i...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta


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