AMARTYA SEN

  • My criticism of Modi should not impact my academic integrity: Amartya Sen February 22, 2015

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, a Modi critic, said that he had been denied a second term as the Vice Chancellor of Nalanda University. "As a citizen of India I have the right to vote for who I want and to criticise the government in power....
  • Amartya Sen feel government doesn't want him to continue as Chancellor of Nalanda University February 21, 2015

    Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen decided not to continue as the Chancellor of Nalanda University as he feel that the government did not want him to stay. Sen said, "Strong rumours doing the round that Modi government did not want me to continue in Nalanda. I don't know if my criticism...
  • Exclusive: Criticism of Modi should not impact my academic integrity, says Amartya Sen February 20, 2015

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said that he withdrew candidature from Nalanda after reports that the Centre is not interested in giving him a second term. "My criticism of Modi should not impact my academic integrity," he said. ...
  • News 360: After controversy, Coast Guard releases video of Pakistan 'terror' boat February 20, 2015

    The Indian Coast Guard on Friday evening released a video of the Pakistan boat blown neat Gujarat coast on December 31, 2014. The whole episode came under scanner after Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali claimed that he ordered the blowing up of the boat. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay February 20, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Infosys Prize 2014: The science and society debate January 13, 2015

    The Infosys Awards are in the 6th year. This year, these awards have been instituted to recognise excellence in the pure sciences and in the social sciences. ...
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee has contributed a lot to India: Amartya Sen December 25, 2014

    "Its a great thing that Atal Bihari Vajpayee is finally being honoured. Questions can be raised over me, but its a good thing that people who I have reasons to respect are being conferred with that honour," said Amartya Sen. ...
  • Amartya Sen lauds, congratulates Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi December 9, 2014

    Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen has lauded the two winners, Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, for their work in the child rights. Sen congratulated the duo saying, "Sathyarthi's work dealing with children in bondage, being prevented from leading a normal life and fighting for their freedom and Malala's fight for...
  • Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi deserves to be known, says economist Amartya Sen October 12, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, economist Amartya Sen said that Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi deserved to be known. "Satyarthi proved illegal does not mean impossible to exist. People should know that billion dollar deals does not mean that India has overcome all its problems," said Amartya. ...
  • The Last Word: Sen or Bhagwati Who has the better solution for tackling the country's poverty? July 29, 2013

    Wellknown economist Jagdish Bhagwati on Friday criticised Amartya Sen saying he is the only economist to have hurt India's poor. ...
  • 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." ...
  • I wouldn't vote for Modi, have no particular affection for him or Rahul: Bhagwati July 26, 2013

    Wellknown economist Jagdish Bhagwati has criticised Amartya Sen saying he's the only economist to have hurt India's poor. Speaking to CNNIBN 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 what I said, it is my right to speak: Amartya Sen on his Modi comment July 25, 2013

    Reacting to BJP spokesperson Chandan Mitra's tweet that Amartya Sen should be stripped of Bharat Ratna for his comment on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Nobel laureate said it was his duty to stand up for the minorities. "I do not regret what I said. It is my right...
  • FTP: As an Indian citizen, I don't want Modi as my PM, says Amartya Sen July 22, 2013

    Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has come out strongly against Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP poll panel chief Narendra Modi saying he would not like to see Modi as the Prime Minister of India. ...
  • Devil's Advocate: Amartya Sen on scams of 2010 December 26, 2010

    Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen said that not the Prime Minister individually, but the political system is to be blamed for corruption. ...
  • Indians at TIME Magazine's Gala May 8, 2010

    In our entertainment wrap today a look at the Indians who made it to the TIME magazine's Gala for the most influential people in the world. Also, Victoria Bekcham is the most glamorous of all but up first, Michael Douglas talks about saving the world! Actor and U.N. Messenger of...