Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicAmartya Sen

Topic: Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen declines Mamata govt award, Trinamool says ‘don’t read between lines’

Sen refuses Banga Bibhushan, state govt's highest civilian award, introduced by CM Mamata Banerjee in 2011. TMC intellectual cell member says party has 'very good relationship' with Sen.

Amartya Sen trust’s survey praises Mamata govt schemes Didi Ke Bolo and Duare Sarkar

Report by Pratichi (India) Trust, published this month, says participation of women in airing grievances is almost 45%, an indication of their interest in claiming rights and entitlements.

Modi govt’s ‘schizophrenia’ led to Covid ravage, says Nobel laureate Amartya Sen

The noted economist remarked that India could not play on its strengths because of a poor response to the crisis due to confusion in the government.

‘Tantalisingly untrue’: Amartya Sen denies he phoned Visva-Bharati VC in recent years

Amid claims that Amartya Sen called Visva Bharati VC Bidyut Chakraborty and introduced himself as Bharat Ratna, Sen said that it was 'tantalisingly untrue'.

BJP calls Nobel laureate Amartya Sen a ‘land grabber’, says letter to Mamata a ‘poll gimmick’

The letter was sent to Mamata Banerjee after she supported Amartya Sen by reacting strongly to Visva-Bharati, which accused him of illegally possessing land on the campus.

Amartya Sen thanks Mamata Banerjee for ‘strong voice’ of support on illegal land issue

The noted economist has been accused by central university Visva-Bharati of allegedly being in illegal possession of land on its campus.

Amartya Sen said no democracy, with a free press, has ever had major famines

In ‘How To Read Amartya Sen’, Lawrence Hamilton writes on the economist’s thrust on free press and public reasoning as the centre of a democracy.

Amartya Sen & Jean Drèze are Left heroes but it would be wrong to call them simple statists

Amartya Sen’s emphatic plea for liberating Indian entrepreneurship has not received attention. Neither has Jean Drèze’s concerns over a hostile state.

Amartya Sen has a message for Mamata: Don’t define Bengalis narrowly like BJP does

Bengali identity politics must not devolve into a hate campaign against non-Bengali speaking people. Remember what Shiv Sena did to Maharashtra?

Amartya Sen draws lessons from 2019 elections & C Rangarajan says next govt must boost growth

Judging a victory Amartya Sen | Nobel laureate in economics, professor of economics and philosophy at Harvard University The Indian Express Amartya Sen raises several concerns over...

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More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.

RBI raises repo rate by 50 basis points to 5.90%, warns of broadening price pressures

This is the fourth straight raise by the RBI, which has has now raised rates by a total 190 basis points since its first unscheduled mid-meeting hike in May.

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Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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