Amartya Sen

  • Wasn't in favour of Modi, but happy to allow him to rule in a secular way: Amartya Sen July 1, 2014

    London: Long time Narendra Modi critic Amartya Sen seems to be softening his stand against the Prime Minister. The Nobel laureate says that he did not vote for Modi but is happy to give him a chance to rule fairly. "I've not been to India since Modi came to power. But...
  • Narendra Modi not a good PM candidate, says Amartya Sen April 30, 2014

    Bolpur: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen came out against Narendra Modi on Wednesday saying that he did not think he is a good prime ministerial candidate. "My reaction on Modi is fairly well known. I don't think he is a good prime ministerial candidate. Obviously he is very popular in some sections....
  • Amartya Sen salutes AAP electoral strategy, asks it to be more inclusive February 24, 2014

    Mumbai: A prominent face in the Lok Sabha elections is Arvind Kejriwal who will campaign in Haryana on Sunday. Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has called AAP's success in Delhi Assembly election a major achievement and saluted its electoral strategy. He said, "To be able to win electoral support massively in Delhi...
  • India's health sector dismal: Amartya Sen February 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Stating that India's health sector is in a "dismal condition", Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Thursday said over reliance on private health sector without the availability of basic public health services would lead to exploitation of vulnerable and under-informed patients. "The state of health care is dismal," Sen said while...
  • Curtains down at the Jaipur Literature Festival January 21, 2014

    The seventh edition of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival concluded in Jaipur on Tuesday on a rainy day with organisers vowing to maintain the event as a platform to celebrate the freedom of speech and expression. "We have always advocated this festival to be a platform supporting freedom of expression for...
  • Poetry app 'Haiku JAM' for Jaipur Literature Festival visitors January 18, 2014

    "Books, sun, writers, chai In two days time, all the world Here Literature Lives." That is a haiku penned by a visitor at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival using the poetry application 'Haiku JAM'. At seventh edition of the Festival, an annual gathering of literature buffs, visitors can co-author poems with bestselling authors and...
  • Won't be surprised if AAP got quite a few seats in LS polls: Amartya Sen January 17, 2014

    Lauding Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for its victory in the Dehi Assembly elections, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said that the young party stands a fair chance in the Lok Sabha polls as well. "I imagine that they do stand a chance of a reasonable showing at Lok Sabha polls... I won't...
  • AAP victory has set good example of democracy's strength: Amartya Sen January 17, 2014

    Debutant Aam Aadmi Party's victory in the recent Delhi Assembly elections has set a good example of the strength of democracy in India, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur on Friday. Addressing the keynote session of a jam-packed session at the opening day of the...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival begins today, to host over 240 authors January 17, 2014

    Jaipur: The annual Jaipur Literature festival begins on Friday amidst expectations of nearly 2 lakh visitors at the historic Diggi palace in the city. The gathering this time will see the likes of several Nobel prize winners, Booker prize winners. The big faces who will grace the occasion will be...
  • After Nalanda, remains of another ancient university unearthed in Bihar January 15, 2014

    Archaeologists have traced the remains of another university at Telhara, about 40 km from the ancient Nalanda University, a reference to which was found in the account of Chinese travellers Hiuen Tsang and Ithsing. The remains of the university in Nalanda district were found during the course of an excavation at...
  • Another ancient varsity's remains found in Nalanda January 14, 2014

    Remains of an ancient university have been discovered in Bihar, which is home to Nalanda and Vikramshila universities, officials on Tuesday said. "We have discovered remains of another ancient university at the Buddhist monastery site of Telhara in Nalanda district," Atul Kumar Verma, director of state archaeology, told IANS. Telhara was visited...
  • Orchestra of ideas, voices at Jaipur Literature Festival January 13, 2014

    In a few days, the grounds and chambers of the heritage 17th-century Diggi Palace will ring with informed debate and profound observations as writers and intellectuals from India and all over the world gather for the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), one of the largest such literary gatherings in the world,...
  • Noble laureate Amartya Sen visits excavation site at Telhara's Buddhist monastery January 10, 2014

    Noble laureate Amartya Sen had a first hand view of excavations at the ancient Buddhist monastery site of Telhara in Nalanda district of Bihar which finds mention in Chinese traveller Heuen Tsang's book. Sen, who is the Chancellor of the Nalanda International University, visited the excavation site, 33-km west of the famous...
  • Lack of leadership in Congress, says Amartya Sen January 6, 2014

    Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen on Friday said there was lack of leadership in Congress and the party could not fulfil what the people expected. "What the people have expected that Congress could do did not happen. There was reason to believe that there is dislike for Congress in the country. That...
  • 1984 riots not comparable with post-Godhra violence, says Amartya Sen December 18, 2013

    Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said the Gujarat riots of 2002 are not comparable with the anti-Sikh riots in Delhi in 1984, rejecting Infosys chief N R Narayanamurthy's view that the post-Godhra violence should not stand in the way of Narendra Modi becoming Prime Minister. While describing as "absolute shame" the...
  • Aamir Khan endorses Amartya Sen's views on Khans and Indian media December 18, 2013

    Chennai: A day after Nobel laureate Amartya Sen reportedly said that Indian media was obsessed with three Khans of Bollywood and not on development and education, actor Aamir Khan today said he accepted that. "I think he (Amartya Sen) is accurate in saying that. I agree with him," Aamir Khan said...
  • AAP's rise has challenged established institutions, says Amartya Sen December 14, 2013

    Aam Admi Party's rise is an "important departure" in politics which has challenged the established institutions, eminent economist Amartya Sen said on Saturday. The Nobel laureate also said that Anna Hazare's decision to stay away from the "crusade" was not wise. "Anna Hazare did not join the crusade which I think...
  • Wall on India's Nobel laureates set up at Metro station November 10, 2013

    DMRC in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy has set up a Nobel Memorial Wall at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in New Delhi to spread awareness about Nobel laureates of India with special focus on Rabindranath Tagore. An exhibition on the country's Nobel laureates and their work will be on display...
  • King of Belgium invokes power of Durga in search for 'unity of purpose' October 5, 2013

    Brussels: Even as India prepared to celebrate Durga Puja next week, the monarch in faraway Belgium, King Philippe, invoked the power of Durga to seek help in nations' search for "unity of purpose" and in taking up challenges of the times. A great lover of India, who has led four economic...
  • After Amartya Sen, author Amitav Ghosh says his vote won't go to Modi September 16, 2013

    New Delhi: After Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, yet another intellectual has come out strongly against Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Acclaimed author and Padma Shri awardee Amitav Ghosh said that for him, Modi remains someone culpable for the Gujarat riots of 2002. Amitav Ghosh further said...
  • India needs both Bhagwati and Sen's economic models: Shankkar Aiyar July 30, 2013

    Author of 'Accidental India' Shankkar Aiyar joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on Amartya Sen vs Jagdish Bhagwati economic models. Q. Mr Aiyar, What can we learn from both these points of view and why is the media hell bent on making this a fight between them? These are respected economist...
  • The Last Word: Sen or Bhagwati - Who has the better solution for tackling the country's poverty? July 29, 2013

    Well-known economist Jagdish Bhagwati on Friday criticised Amartya Sen saying he is the only economist to have hurt India's poor. ...
  • BJP a bit intolerant in its urgency to come to power: Govindacharya July 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Former BJP ideologue KN Govindacharya slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party over the demand by BJP Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra that the Bharat Ratna be taken back from noted economist Amartya Sen, after the Nobel laureate criticised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. "Everybody has the right to express...
  • Nitish Kumar lashes out at BJP over Mitra's remark on Amartya Sen July 26, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the demand by a BJP MP that the Bharat Ratna be taken back from noted economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen. "This just makes it clear that the decision of parting ways with the BJP was totally...
  • Modi has made a place for himself in everyone's heart: Ram Jethmalani July 26, 2013

    Reacting to Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's comment on Narendra Modi, senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani said, "This is a democracy and Amartya Sen is entitled to his opinion. However, Modi has made a place for himself in everyone's heart. No one can harm Modi's standing." ...
  • Chandan Mitra regrets his Bharat Ratna remark on Amartya Sen July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: In his first reaction to the controversy over his tweet on Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Chandan Mitra on Friday said that he regrets saying that Sen should be stripped of his Bharat Ratna, but he would not withdraw his tweet. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Bhupendra...
  • Amartya Sen sticks to his view on Modi, BJP downplays Mitra's tweets July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has refused to budge from his views on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. He told CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose that he hadn't lost the right to free speech following the Bharat Ratna award. BJP MP Chandan Mitra had demanded Sen be stripped off...
  • I wouldn't vote for Modi, have no particular affection for him or Rahul: Bhagwati July 26, 2013

    Well-known economist Jagdish Bhagwati has criticised Amartya Sen saying he's the only economist to have hurt India's poor. Speaking to CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Bhagwati said, "He's the one economist who hurt the poor twice. Whether he deserves the Bharat Ratna or not, that's not for me to decide." ...
  • News 360: It was my duty to stand up for minority community, says Amartya Sen July 25, 2013

    Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Thursday said that he did not regret for his comments on Narendra Modi, claiming that it was his duty to stand up for the minority community. "It was my duty to stand up for minority community," Sen said. He added that it would be very...
  • I don't regret my comment on Modi, says Amartya Sen July 25, 2013

    New Delhi: "I do not regret what I said...By getting Bharat Ratna I do not lose my right to speak," Amartya Sen said on Thursday as Bharatiya Janata Party MP Chandan Mitra demanded that the Nobel laureate should be stripped of his Bharat Ratna for making a statement against Gujarat...