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  • Malnutrition & Covid-19

    Malnutrition & Covid-19

    Covid-19 is the most contagious disease we have ever encountered. At the time of writing, the Covid-19 infected 41.5 + lakh in 187 countries/regions with deaths exceeding 284124. The sharp rise in infections and deaths has caught many countries unprepared. The dexterity with which influenza viruses change their coat proteins' can hamper the development of vaccines against them.

    May 18, 2020
  • Opposition unity lacking in protests

    Opposition unity lacking in protests

    Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s TRS voted against the legislation, but he is silent on NRC.

    January 26, 2020
  • Protests against CAA should continue even without opposition unity: Amartya Sen

    Protests against CAA should continue even without opposition unity: Amartya Sen

    Amid protests against CAA, Sen had last week said that the new citizenship law is not in tune with the Constitution and demanded that the legislation be scrapped.

    January 14, 2020
  • Supreme Court should turn down CAA for being unconstitutional: Amartya Sen

    Supreme Court should turn down CAA for being unconstitutional: Amartya Sen

    The Nobel laureate said what really should matter for deciding citizenship is the place a person was born, and where the person has lived.

    January 8, 2020
  • Nutritional insecurity

    Nutritional insecurity

    Our nutritional policy should ensure that the foetus is fed through the mother, nutritionally enhanced supplementary foods that pack an extra punch when it comes to delivering the vitamins and minerals that children need to reach their full physical and intellectual potential. Investing in nutrition is an investment in the next generation.

    November 14, 2019
  • Two among the Greats

    Two among the Greats

    It bears recall that the astrophysicist, Meghnad Saha, had been nominated for the Nobel as many as seven times.

    November 3, 2019
  • A major contemporary thinker

    A major contemporary thinker

    Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, one of the most celebrated economists in the world, pens his thoughts and asks pertinent questions inhis narrative, The Idea of Justice.

    October 24, 2019
  • Nobel winner, not the first from Kolkata

    Nobel winner, not the first from Kolkata

    So far, Kolkata has produced six Nobel laureates including Banerjee.

    October 15, 2019
  • Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee says India’s economy slowing down very fast

    Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee says India’s economy slowing down very fast

    Banerjee's statement on Indian government's failing financial policies comes after Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, former finance minister Manmohan Singh and former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan advised the Modi administration against some of its drastic decisions like demonetisation and GST.

    October 15, 2019
  • Not by GDP alone

    Not by GDP alone

    What prevents change is the three ‘I‘s ~ Ignorance, Ideology and Inertia. Our focus should not be just on GDP itself, but on achieving a growth process that is as inclusive as possible. Amartya Sen has consistently struck with his stand that ‘growth rate is a very daft ~ and a deeply alienated way of judging economic progress’.

    May 3, 2019
  • 2019: Turbulence ahead

    2019: Turbulence ahead

    Whoever emerges on top in 2019, whether it is Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi or someone else from a khichdi (motley) combine, it is clear that governance will be under severe constraints. These difficulties can be handled only by a dynamic figure of high intellectual calibre and deep understanding of economic and social forces. But there is no such person in sight. By and large, the Indian political class comprises mediocre personalities even at the high levels.

    December 26, 2018
  • Tryst with Democracy~I

    Tryst with Democracy~I

    This attitude of the voters to stay away from voting, either under threat or because of their reluctance, drives one to the conclusion that in the first case the authorities, responsible for ensuring peaceful polling, have failed in their duty. In the second case, the citizens are not sufficiently educated to realise the importance of their voting right which is embodied in the Constitution. Therefore, to empower the people, not mere literacy, but universal quality education is an urgent need.

    December 6, 2018
  • Revamping an economy

    Revamping an economy

    Amartya Sen has recently observed that despite the fact that India boasts the fastest-growing economy in the world, the country has taken a “quantum jump in the wrong direction” since 2014 ~ the year the BJP-led NDA government assumed power. And because of this movement in reverse, India’s economy is now the second worst in …

    July 21, 2018
  • Uncertain Glory

    Uncertain Glory

    Figures can on occasion be a route to self-deception. And for all the pleasure that the Government of India occasionally derives from articulating statistics on growth and development, it remained for Amartya Sen to expose the bitter irony that India has effected by taking what he calls a “quantum jump in the wrong direction”. This …

    July 13, 2018
  • Customised Secularism

    Customised Secularism

    Although borrowed from its original Western concept, the Indian notion/ practice of secularism has entailed such a unique connotation as to resemble what one could call a metamorphosis of its classical ideas. In the historical West, the rise of the ‘secular’ has had much to do with the withering away of the pre-existing religious sway, …

    April 15, 2018
  • Amartya Sen’s documentary gets ‘Gujarat’ beeped out, set to release in March

    Amartya Sen’s documentary gets ‘Gujarat’ beeped out, set to release in March

    Amartya Sen, an Indian economist and Nobel laureate, will soon have a documentary based on his life. The Suman Ghosh directorial documentary is slated to release here on 9 March after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) suggested to beep out the word ‘Gujarat’ from it. Earlier, the CBFC, Kolkata sparked a controversy in the documentary, …

    February 25, 2018
  • Pahlaj Nihalani on exact cuts in Amartya Sen documentary

    Pahlaj Nihalani on exact cuts in Amartya Sen documentary

    While there has been an intellectual uproar over the cuts ordered by the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) in Suman Ghoshs documentary "The Argumentative Indian", the CBFC chairperson speaking on the cuts argues that the mere deletion or beeping of six words is no reason to feel creatively smothered when those words indicate a …

    July 18, 2017