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An ancient math book studied by Amartya Sen leaves netizens intrigued online

October 19, 2020 1:12 pm

From the contents of the pages, it seems to be from Līlāvatī, an ancient treatise on mathematics, written in 1150 by vedic mathematician and astronomer Bhaskaracarya.

‘Crackdown on protests shows govt’s brutal claws, leaves it open to ridicule’: Amartya Sen

March 01, 2020 7:50 am

"Young people being in the forefront of political rebellion is not uncommon. More strikingly, women's leadership, especially that of young and minority women, has been very prominent. This gives the protests much greater reach and force," Sen said.

Amartya Sen: 'Should be deeply aware of what we are protesting against'

January 14, 2020 10:40 am

On the subject of protest, Amartya Sen said, “There may also be a sudden and spontaneous protest, as the French Revolution apparently was, but even that was preceded by years of writing and discourse.”

The isolationist view of the progress of knowledge is fundamentally defective

January 08, 2020 10:47 am

Divisions, tensions and violence between groups and sects that political separatists promote not only damage our social lives, but also work as barriers to intellectual progress within as well as across nations.

Amartya Sen stays abroad, doesn’t know state: Bengal BJP chief

July 07, 2019 7:09 am

Amartya Sen on Friday said unlike 'Maa Durga', the 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan is not associated with the Bengali culture and is used as a "pretext to beat up people".

Land reforms in Bengal were carried out well under Left Front, says Amartya Sen

July 06, 2019 3:52 pm

"There is a need for a discussion on why and how West Bengal has fallen behind Bangladesh in terms of projecting a combined Bengali identity," Amartya Sen, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1998, said.

'Jai Sri Ram' slogan not linked with Bengali culture, used as pretexts to thrash people: Amartya Sen

July 06, 2019 1:13 pm

"Jai Sri Ram slogan is not associated with the Bengali culture," he said, adding that even Ram Navami is "gaining popularity" nowadays and he had "never heard of it before".

Don’t blame the mandate

May 31, 2019 12:05 am

Doordarshan can hardly influence voting, people’s aspirations have changed.

In Ayushman Bharat, primary and secondary healthcare complement each other

March 21, 2019 8:54 am

There is no trade-off between primary care and curative care; the policy challenge is to strengthen both. Ayushman Bharat does exactly that with its two legs.

Amartya Sen: Ayushman Bharat neglects primary healthcare, sector needs radical change

February 28, 2019 6:58 am

He said the government needs pursue health and education efforts in order to build opportunity for and capabilities of people.


Express Adda: Every reason to oppose any kind of censorship, says Amartya Sen

December 26, 2014 2:56 pm

Sen argues that for long-term sustainable growth, India must take care of the needs of the poor, especially women.


Politicians, Nobel Laureate hail Bose files declassification

January 23, 2016 3:31 pm

New Delhi/Kolkata, Jan 23 (ANI): Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo said he did not understand why these documents were hidden from the public for so long. He exclaimed that this is a great beginning and interesting things are coming to the forefront. He added that he is thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for carrying out declassification of files. Supporting the declassification, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed said Congress also demanded declassification of files and there is no question of being embarrassed. He also said that both Congress and Subhas Chandra Bose's aim was to free India. The party has no problem with it. Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen said that there is hardly any mystery. He added that Netaji's vision of equity and justice is badly needed in all spheres of life. Expressing interest in the files declassified by the Centre, he said it was more important to debate Netaji's life and work than his death.