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

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

"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

"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

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

In Ayushman Bharat, primary and secondary healthcare complement each other

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

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


Amartya Sen: Granting basic income to all may lead to more privatisation

"People in a market-driven economy will spend more on private education and healthcare if their income is increased if the state grants them an amount as a minimum income,” Amartya Sen said.

'Losing ability to tolerate others is cause for concern': Amartya Sen backs Naseeruddin Shah

"We must protest against such attempts to disturb the actor... What has been happening (in the country) is objectionable. It should stop," Amartya Sen said.

Economic Graffiti: The anti-argumentative Indian

More disappointing than the attacks on Amartya Sen is that leaders in government have not countered the chant of abusive trolls.

Fact Check: Is the Economics Prize not a ‘real’ Nobel?

Although not a Nobel, it is recognised as the most prestigious award in the subject. It has been awarded 49 times since 1969, with Monday’s Prize the 50th.

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

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

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Amartya Sen No Longer Part Of Nalanda University Board

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen’s nine-year-long association with the Nalanda University, first as a Chancellor and later as a member of the governing board, has come to an end. Sen, who had criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, resigned as Chancellor in February 2015 and publicly lashed out at the BJP-led NDA government after stepping down. However, […]

Politicians, Nobel Laureate hail Bose files declassification

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.