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  • Visva-Bharati University continues to call Amartya Sen illegal holder of its land

    Visva-Bharati University continues to call Amartya Sen illegal holder of its land

    Visva-Bharati registrar Ashok Mahato on Saturday asked for measurements university campus and the land belonging to Nobel laureate Amartya Sen.

    January 17, 2021
  • West Bengal Congres chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury attacks BJP for ‘insulting’ Amartya Sen

    West Bengal Congres chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury attacks BJP for ‘insulting’ Amartya Sen

    Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury's remark has come when Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has been engaged in a tussle with Visva-Bharati University over land holding.

    December 31, 2020
  • TMC’s Mahua Moitra attacks BJP, RSS after Dilip Ghosh ridicules Amartya Sen’s ‘love jihad’ remark

    TMC’s Mahua Moitra attacks BJP, RSS after Dilip Ghosh ridicules Amartya Sen’s ‘love jihad’ remark

    Hitting below the belt, Dilip Ghosh had said that Amartya Sen didn’t have any moral right to speak because he had married three women of three faiths.

    December 29, 2020
  • Amartya Sen married thrice, left India, has no right to speak: BJP’s Dilip Ghosh

    Amartya Sen married thrice, left India, has no right to speak: BJP’s Dilip Ghosh

    Dilip Ghosh's remark has come at the time when Amartya Sen was accused of illegally registering a part of Visva-Bharati University's land under his own name.

    December 29, 2020
  • V-B debunks Sen

    V-B debunks Sen

    The Nobel laureate has succinctly exposed the malaise that has permeated the central university with the statement that “a big gap exists between the Santiniketan culture and that of the Visva-Bharati vice-chancellor, empowered as he is by the central government in Delhi, with its growing control over Bengal”.

    December 29, 2020
  • Endemic deprivation

    Endemic deprivation

    The malnutrition paradox is that there are some countries that have become economic powerhouses with persistently high numbers of malnourished children, while other countries with low levels of national income have shown an appreciable progress in combating malnutrition by investing in cost-effective, proven interventions that ensure children's access to proper nutrition.

    July 17, 2020
  • 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