AMARTYA SEN

  • My criticism of Modi should not impact my academic integrity: Amartya Sen 1 week ago

    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....
  • Won't reconsider decision without academic independence: Amartya Sen February 21, 2015

    Kolkata: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Saturday ruled out reconsidering his decision not to seek a second term as Chancellor of Nalanda University since that would require a change in the position of the government on the academic independence of Nalanda University. The 81-year-old economist's decision to withdraw his candidature as...
  • Controversial sackings, resignations, appointments in the 9 months of NDA rule February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: One issue which has constantly plagued the NDA government at the Centre in the last nine-odd months is the controversies involving appointments, resignations and sackings at senior official positions. The latest in the series of such cases is the reported denial of a second term to Nobel laureate Amartya...
  • 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. ...
  • No attempt to curtail Amartya Sen's tenure as Nalanda University Chancellor: Centre February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has alleged that he had been asked to vacate the post of the Vice chancellor of Nalanda University, the Central government has rubbished his claims. "There is no attempt to curtail Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's tenure as Nalanda University Chancellor," the government...
  • 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. ...
  • Claims made in Science might need evidence, says Amartya Sen January 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said some evidence is required in the controversial claims made in the Indian Science Congress regarding the achievements of ancient Indians. Talking to CNN-IBN, Sen said, "The idea that human beings can fly is known to human beings from birth. The idea...
  • 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...
  • Delhi: Nobel Memorial wall unveiled at Rajiv Chowk October 26, 2014

    Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) along with the Swedish embassy on Sunday inaugurated the Nobel Memorial Wall at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station to popularise Indian Nobel laureates, a statement said. The Nobel Memorial Wall exhibits portraits of Rabindranath Tagore, C.V. Raman, Mother Teresa, Amartya Sen, and this year's...
  • Tradition of Nalanda University is firmly against divisiveness: Amartya Sen October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The recently revived Nalanda University will depend on its "old glory" while embarking on its new journey in which attempts will be made to learn across the barriers of regions and countries, Amartya Sen said on Thursday. "Integrated thought and profound global understanding marks tradition of Nalanda, which...
  • Nalanda University to provide free education to poor: Amartya Sen October 15, 2014

    Biharsharif: The Nalanda University will provide free education to poor students if they qualify on the parameters of the varsity, its Chancellor Prof Amartya Sen said on Wednesday. The students of poor economic background interested in studying at the Nalanda University will be provided free education if they qualify on the...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 23, 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 underinformed 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 coauthor 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 jampacked 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 17thcentury 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, 33kmwest of the famous...
  • Lack of leadership in Congress, says Amartya Sen December 20, 2013

    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...