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"Kerala was one of India's three poorest economies when the state was incepted six-and-a-half decades ago," Amartya Sen noted.(Twitter)

Kerala should continue to focus on labour, education, healthcare: Dr Amartya Sen

PTI | , Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 11:46 PM IST
"I would be personally very optimistic about Kerala looking to the future," Prof Sen noted, citing not just its track record, but unique historical reasons that contributed to the state's success.
With Bengal’s icons occupying centre stage in political discourse in the run up to the assembly elections, Sen said one must remember that all luminaries “have wanted and argued” for unity.(Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
With Bengal’s icons occupying centre stage in political discourse in the run up to the assembly elections, Sen said one must remember that all luminaries “have wanted and argued” for unity.(Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Amartya Sen urges people of West Bengal to reject communalism

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:11 PM IST
He said the Left and other secular parties in West Bengal have no less commitment than the ruling TMC to ensuring that communalism does not rear its ugly head in the state.
Amartya Sen (File Photo/PTI)
Amartya Sen (File Photo/PTI)

Intellectuals protest against treatment meted out to Sen by Visva Bharati

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 09:07 AM IST
Poets Joy Goswami and Subodh Sarkar, singer Kabir Suman, painters Jogen Chowdhury and Suvaprasanna, theatre personality-turned-minister Bratya Basu and others assembled at the compound of the Academy of Fine Arts here to raise their voice on the issue.
Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen.(HT file)
Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen.(HT file)

Amartya Sen lashes out at Visva-Bharati VC “empowered” by Centre

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 07:16 PM IST
Sen was born in 1933 at Santiniketan, which is home to Visva-Bharati, the university founded by Rabindranath Tagore, another Nobel prize recipient and a literary giant from Bengal.
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen(Image via Twitter)
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen(Image via Twitter)

Amartya Sen lashes out at Visva-Bharati VC ‘empowered’ by Centre

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 11:33 PM IST
A huge controversy had erupted on Thursday, the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the centenary celebrations of Visva-Bharati when media reported that the university has written to the West Bengal government alleging dozens of land parcels owned by it were wrongfully recorded in the names of private parties including Sen.
Amartya Sen (File Photo/PTI)
Amartya Sen (File Photo/PTI)

‘Count me as your sister’: Mamata Banerjee reaches out to Amartya Sen amid ‘land grab’ charges

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 06:22 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee, in an apparent reference to the opposition BJP, noted in a letter to Amartya Sen on Friday that some ‘nouveau invaders’ have now started baseless allegations against Sen.
A view of a closed school amid the lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, in Dasna, Ghaziabad.(Sakib Ali/HT File Photo)
A view of a closed school amid the lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, in Dasna, Ghaziabad.(Sakib Ali/HT File Photo)

Covid-19: Global call to tackle education emergency

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 06:18 AM IST
Noting that over 1 billion children are out of school due to the crisis, they wrote in an open letter to G20, governments and financial institutions that the immediate concern is the fate of an estimated 30 million children who, according to Unesco, may never return to school.
The image of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen was captured at his home in Cambridge.(Instagram/@ nobelprize_org)
The image of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen was captured at his home in Cambridge.(Instagram/@ nobelprize_org)

Can you tell which Nobel Prize winner named Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2020 02:25 PM IST
Nobel Prize Committee took to their official Instagram account to share this bit of information.
Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen appreciated Kerala’s public health care system and the high level of literacy in the state.(HT File Photo)
Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen appreciated Kerala’s public health care system and the high level of literacy in the state.(HT File Photo)

Amartya Sen, Noam Chomsky praise Kerala fight against Covid-19

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2020 10:44 PM IST
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, however, came down heavily on the “unplanned and unstructured lockdown” in India and said it caused distress and hardship.
Amartya Sen has expressed serious concern over recent Delhi communal riots.(HT File Photo)
Amartya Sen has expressed serious concern over recent Delhi communal riots.(HT File Photo)

‘Can’t divide Hindus and Muslims’: Amartya Sen on Delhi violence

Bolpur (West Bengal) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 10:29 PM IST
Commenting on the violence in Delhi, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said as an Indian citizen, he “couldn’t help but worry about it”.
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, who was speaking at Nabanita Deb Sen Memorial Lecture in Kolkata, said the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act should be scrapped.(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, who was speaking at Nabanita Deb Sen Memorial Lecture in Kolkata, said the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act should be scrapped.(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)

On anti-CAA protests, Amartya Sen says Opposition unity is important

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 01:08 AM IST
“We need to know more about what I am protesting about. The head must also join with the heart in protest,” Sen said on being asked about nationwide CAA-NPR-NRC protests.
The JNU hostel mess staff who saved at least 30 students from being attacked by the armed mob during violence on the campus on Jan 5, 2020.(Sourced)
The JNU hostel mess staff who saved at least 30 students from being attacked by the armed mob during violence on the campus on Jan 5, 2020.(Sourced)

Nine JNU staff who saved 30 students from being attacked during Sunday’s violence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 01:47 PM IST
Monica Bishnoi, president of Sabarmati hostel, acknowledged that the mess staff, had saved a number of students when there were no wardens and security guards around.
Indian-American economist Abhijit Banerjee shakes hands with Sweden's King Carl Gustaf as he receives the Economic Nobel at a ceremony in Stockholm, on December 10.(Reuters Photo)
Indian-American economist Abhijit Banerjee shakes hands with Sweden's King Carl Gustaf as he receives the Economic Nobel at a ceremony in Stockholm, on December 10.(Reuters Photo)

Dressed in dhoti and sari, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo receive Economics Nobel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 08:51 PM IST
Banerjee is only the second Indian to receive the Nobel Prize in economics after Amartya Sen.
Nabaneeta Sen was the daughter of poets Narendra Dev and Radharani Devi.(HT photo)
Nabaneeta Sen was the daughter of poets Narendra Dev and Radharani Devi.(HT photo)

Legendary Bengali writer, academician Nabaneeta Dev Sen dies at 81

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 07:10 AM IST
Nabaneeta Dev Sen was honoured with numerous awards, including the Sahitya Academy Award in 1999 and Padmashree in 2000.
The two Houses of Parliament -- Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha-- are likely to congratulate Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee for being awarded the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize(PTI)
The two Houses of Parliament -- Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha-- are likely to congratulate Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee for being awarded the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize(PTI)

Parliament may honour Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 06:14 AM IST
It is also considered as a top honour bestowed by the Indian Parliament to non-members as such messages are not read out in the House frequently.

Humour: Surviving social etiquette

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 10:45 PM IST
From table manners to online exchanges, rules can either trip you up or rescue you
The way we eat now: Scene at a mall in Mumbai.(Universal Images Group via Getty)
The way we eat now: Scene at a mall in Mumbai.(Universal Images Group via Getty)

Review: Business of Taste by Centre for Science and Environment

Hindustan Times | By Vivek Menezes
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 08:21 PM IST
Business of Taste highlights high-nutrition foods that have fallen out of traditional diets at calamitous cost
Abhijit Banerjee, one of the three winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, waits to speak at a news conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.(Reuters image)
Abhijit Banerjee, one of the three winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, waits to speak at a news conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.(Reuters image)

No coincidence that Presidency links Nobel-men

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur and Poulomi Banerjee
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 04:47 PM IST
“For decades the economics department at Presidency was outstanding, unlike anything that existed anywhere in India,” says Anjan Mukherji, a former professor of economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
While talking about winners of Nobel Prize 2019, Amartya Sen, said I think that the prize has been given to the most competent persons.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
While talking about winners of Nobel Prize 2019, Amartya Sen, said I think that the prize has been given to the most competent persons.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Very, very happy on Abhijit Banerjee winning Economics Nobel, says Amartya Sen

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 09:19 PM IST
Amartya Sen had won the same award in 1998 for his contribution to welfare economics.
Amartya Sen has been called the Mother Teresa of Economics for his work on famine, human development, welfare economics, the underlying mechanisms of poverty, gender inequality, and political liberalism(Illustration: Unnikrishnan)
Amartya Sen has been called the Mother Teresa of Economics for his work on famine, human development, welfare economics, the underlying mechanisms of poverty, gender inequality, and political liberalism(Illustration: Unnikrishnan)

Amartya Sen: Humane Face of Economics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 12:36 PM IST
This Nobel laureate, writer and philosopher has made a mark with his commitment to ending poverty, deprivation and his role in creation of the UN Human Development Index.
Poster depicting Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's comment on 'Jay Shri Ram' contoversy on various part of Kolkata street in Kolkata, , on Thursday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Poster depicting Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's comment on 'Jay Shri Ram' contoversy on various part of Kolkata street in Kolkata, , on Thursday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Amartya Sen’s remark fans ‘battle of cultures’ in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2019 06:40 AM IST
In mid-May, when a bust of Bengal renaissance icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was desecrated during a clash between supporters of the TMC’s student wing and BJP in Vidyasagar College, similar hoardings were put up across the city.
Sen’s comment came in the backdrop of a section of the people in several parts of the country forcing others to chant ‘Jai Sri Ram’.(Samir Jana/HT File Photo)
Sen’s comment came in the backdrop of a section of the people in several parts of the country forcing others to chant ‘Jai Sri Ram’.(Samir Jana/HT File Photo)

Amartya Sen says ‘Jai Sri Ram’ not linked to Bengali culture; BJP responds

Kolkata | By Agencies
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 02:37 PM IST
“What I feel is slogans like Jai Sri Ram are used as pretexts to beat up people,” Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen on Friday said.
“The Indian Nobel Laureate, Amartya Sen, defined the ‘expansion of freedom’ as what he called the ‘pre-eminent objective’ of development,” said Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt.(Amal KS/HT File Photo)
“The Indian Nobel Laureate, Amartya Sen, defined the ‘expansion of freedom’ as what he called the ‘pre-eminent objective’ of development,” said Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt.(Amal KS/HT File Photo)

Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt cites Amartya Sen’s work to plug media freedom

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 04:35 PM IST
Announcing UK government initiatives on media freedom, Hunt said when everyone is able to exchange ideas freely, a society benefits not just from the brains of the people at the top, but from the originality and creativity of the entire population.
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Tuesday was awarded the Bodley Medal by the University of Oxford(HT Photo)
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Tuesday was awarded the Bodley Medal by the University of Oxford(HT Photo)
Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen said the Modi government sustained the “high economic growth” achieved during the UPA regime, but that did not translate into jobs, poverty elimination and better healthcare and education for all.(Samir Jana / HT File Photo)
Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen said the Modi government sustained the “high economic growth” achieved during the UPA regime, but that did not translate into jobs, poverty elimination and better healthcare and education for all.(Samir Jana / HT File Photo)

10% quota for economically weaker sections, a muddled thinking, says Amartya Sen

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2019 09:00 PM IST
Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen said the Modi government sustained the “high economic growth” achieved during the UPA regime, but that did not translate into jobs, poverty elimination and better healthcare and education for all.
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said all non-communal forces should come together for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and the Left should not hesitate in joining them as “democracy is in danger”.(HT File Photo)
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said all non-communal forces should come together for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and the Left should not hesitate in joining them as “democracy is in danger”.(HT File Photo)

Intellectuals like Amartya Sen have always misled society: BJP leader

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 11:52 PM IST
On Sen’s call for defeating BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP leader Dilip Ghosh said people like him have always taken the society on the wrong path.
Nobel laureate Prof Amartya Sen during a seminar on 'Bipanno Bharat' organised by Pratichi Trust at Sisir Mancha in Kolkata(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Nobel laureate Prof Amartya Sen during a seminar on 'Bipanno Bharat' organised by Pratichi Trust at Sisir Mancha in Kolkata(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Non-communal forces should ally for 2019 polls: Amartya Sen

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2018 01:49 PM IST
Sharply criticising the BJP government at the Centre, Sen said a party having got “31% votes and ill motives in politics” came to power in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Amaryta Sen had said India had taken a quantum jump backwards since 2014.(PTI File Photo)
Amaryta Sen had said India had taken a quantum jump backwards since 2014.(PTI File Photo)

Wish Amartya Sen would spend some time in India to see structural reforms: Niti Aayog VC

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 03:12 PM IST
Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar was responding to a query regarding Amartya Sen’s recent remarks about the present government.
Eminent economist Amartya Kumar Sen(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
Eminent economist Amartya Kumar Sen(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)

India has taken quantum jump in wrong direction after 2014: Amartya Sen

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 11:10 PM IST
Taking a critical stand of the government, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said India was moving backwards in the fastest-growing economy.
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