Talking about economics, society and politics of Bihar, Shaibal-da would coin new idioms to define the paradox that is Bihar.
The celebrated economist deplored that young activists like Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid and Umar Khalid were often treated like enemies. Reacting sharply to Sen's views on allegedly shrinking space for debate and dissent, BJP's West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh said his contention was baseless.
A controversy had erupted on December 24 last year, the day PM 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.
People of Bengal won't be worthy heirs of Tagore, Netaji if they don't reject communalism: Amartya Sen
"Secular parties can differ in their detailed programmes, but the importance of rejecting communalism must surely be a strongly shared value. The Left parties should have no less a commitment to that than the TMC (in keeping the state secular)," Sen told PTI in an email interview.
CM Banerjee last week had written a letter to Sen expressing her anguish after Visva Bharati, a central university, had said that Sen's family was in "illegal" possession of land on the campus.
Planning Commission like body to be formed in Bengal to honour Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: Mamata Banerjee
"Netaji's Planning Commission has been dissolved by the central government. They have named it (the new body which replaced the institution) Niti Aayog or Niti Niyog, I do not know. Earlier, I used to go for meetings of the Planning Commission which sought suggestions from each state. Now we cannot share our views," Banerjee said.
Speaking on the controversy about Sen allegedly being in illegal possession of Visva-Bharati land, Banerjee has claimed that the celebrated economist was often targeted because of his anti-BJP stance.
Our analysis is based on the India Human Development Survey, 2015. It contains a representative all-India panel survey over 2005-12, which included over 42,000 households. Individuals aged 15 and above were asked whether they were worse off, just the same, or better off between 2005 and 2012.
The Nobel laureate said what really should matter for deciding citizenship is the place a person is born, lived and so on.
“The role of friendship applies not only across the national boundary but also within the borders of a country. Division and violence within groups and sects that political separatists promote even within a nation act as a barrier to intellectual progress within a nation as well as across nations.," he said.
Amartya Sen, Satyarthi among over 225 global leaders to call for $2.5 trillion COVID-19 response plan
The letter, signed by over 225 past and current leaders from around the world, calls for the G20 Summit to be convened urgently to address the health and economic crises in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and to put forth a global recovery plan.
Researchers from MIT Sloan School of Management, Columbia Business School and the University of Michigan focused on three key aspects — prejudice, motivation and assertiveness, and found that East Asians lose out on leadership roles as compared to South Asians due to the cultural differences in communication and assertiveness.
‘A Bengali has done the nation proud’: Mamata Banerjee and Amartya Sen celebrate Abhijit Banerjee’s Nobel victory
The Bengal CM was one of the first ones to fete the half-Bengali, half-Konkani economist.
The medal is the highest honour bestowed by the University of Oxford's world-famous Bodleian Libraries.
Sen alleged that the amount of money spent for improvement of health and education is not enough in this country.
Economist couple Banerjee and Duflo, who on Tuesday received Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel from King Carl Gustaf, also paid a customary visit to the museum in the Stortorget in Gamla Stan, old town area here as part of the Nobel week celebrations.
GDP runs the risk of turning into numbers that make the mind number and number.
An eminent economist in her own right, Nirmala said she was reading a book at home when her younger son broke the news.
Congress’ Bhalchandra Mungekar, who is part of the manifesto committee, said: “If BJP can waive off loans to the tune of Rs 3,16,000 crore of 10-15 industralists, our scheme is very much doable.”
The BJP today came down heavily on Amartya Sen, likening him to people who have always misled the society.
"20 years ago, of the 6 countries in this region, India was the second best after Sri Lanka. Now it is the second worst," said the Nobel-winning economist.
Putting so much water into rice grains and swelling cotton bolls seems a criminal waste of a precious resource.
The entire state is burning. Opposition leaders and workers are being murdered by TMC goons, says BJP President Dilip Ghosh.
The trouble is that NDA did little to remedy the deficiencies that were there, and instead consolidated and hugely enlarged the lacunae.
I will stick my neck out and guess that the rise in reported unemployment is real, but what is behind it is in part a shift in attitude.
Why is it happening? Is it because someone is inciting it? There is reason to worry over this, said Amartya Sen.
We must not take back our hands when it comes to fighting communalism, Sen said.
"Things have gone pretty badly wrong... It has taken a quantum jump in the wrong direction since 2014," Amartya Sen said.
"I actually would like to challenge him to show me another period of four years where so much work has been done for the making India cleaner, inclusive and more caring economy," Kumar said.
The book 'Peerless Minds' defies contemporary trends and features long-form interviews.
Sen, known for his strong views, said that he has no hope of the Narendra Modi-led government doing enough to improve health sector in the country.
"This project is very successful in TN, partly in UP and other states. But in WB the performance is average," he said after attending a programme of the trust here.
In the documentary, Sen speaks of the rise of right wing nationalism across the world including India.
"It's (demonetisation) a disaster on economy of trust. In the last 20 years, the country has been growing very fast. But it is all based on acceptance of each other's word," he said.
He said the opponents of the Bharatiya Janata Party resorted to tactics while choosing their Presidential candidate rather than sticking to their principles.
The economist appreciated the efforts of 2 cabin crew members during a Delhi-London flight in January.
Stifling expressions of private concern and public interest is very problematic for any kind of political participation, says Amartya Sen.
The Nobel laureate observed that elements of liberty and fraternity were facing a "difficult time" in India and people are "afraid" of speaking against the government.
"I would say caste is anti-national because it divides the nation. We want to be national, not anti-national, for which it is important to eliminate all divisions."
He also called the note ban an unguided "missile" fired "unilaterally" by the government without adhering to the democratic conventions.
The 84-year-old leading Indian economist and philosopher said he would carry on doing his best through the trust he had set up after his Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998.
The leading Indian economist was speaking on the topic of 'Religious intolerance and its impact on democracy' presented by Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir.
Sen further said the RBI was quite independent when Raghuram Rajan was Governor. It was served by illustrious persons like IG Patel and Manmohan Singh
Priyanka Chopra follows at number 2, while economist, Amartya Sen is at the third spot.
Highly critical of the demonetisation, Sen opined that it has failed to eliminate black money though Modi would continue to get the 'benefit of doubt'.
Nobel-Laureate economist Amartya Sen's nearly a decade-long association with Nalanda University comes to an end as government reconstitutes the governing body of the institute.
In yet another attack on the BJP-led government at the Centre, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said he is not frustrated with India, but the governance of India.
Amartya Sen was in NY to attend a memorial service when a phone call at 5.30 am woke him up, startling him with the news.
Nobel Laureate Prof Amartya Sen asserted that India right now needs tolerance "very badly".
Nihalani said that the removal of words is wrongly being seen as pro-government 'chamchagiri'.
The Censor Board had asked for the removal of the words 'çow' and 'Gujarat from a documentary on the Nobel laureate.
The BJP's Nawada MP, has stoked several rows in the past over his controversial remarks including one against Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
In a shocking revelation, the report says, only 1 per cent households are fortunate to have salaried jobs in the private sector as their main source of income.
Jagdish Bhagwati is a professor of Economics, Law, and International Relations at the Columbia University. He said PM Modi's position was unassailable.
The institution in Stockholm features photos of Nobel laureates and a wide range of artifacts relating to them.
"Presidency would certainly want government's help, but (it should) not (be) dominant," Sen said at a lecture at the university in Kolkata.
He also lashed out at a "section of intellectuals" in the state who, he alleged, were serving their own interests rather than that of the society.
"Education and healthcare were neglected by the UPA govt and it is more neglected by the present govt," the noted economist said at an event here.
Mukherjee said recent figures suggest a "marked improvement" in the reduction of unemployment ratio in urban areas but the rural areas continue to face troubles.
Amartya Sen said that the revived university in Bihar will be unique and depend upon its "old glory" while it embarks upon its new journey.
He, however, says this is not the first time that a government has interfered in academic matters with its own views.
Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen today said there was lack of leadership in Congress and the party could not fulfil what the people expected.
Amartya Sen expressed skepticism about PM's idea of secularism, asserting he would like to see "more action" in reaching out to the minorities.
Very low inflation for a long time bad for growth, a 50 bps cut would have been better: Kaushik Basu
"Foreign investors worry about the mood of a country and the social side which we ignore can have a long run"
Why censor body should not be deciding the films you should watch and the words you should hear in them
India's film censor board has been accused of arbitrarily curbing creative freedom. Top filmmakers are up in arms against this disturbing trend.
Nalanda University is all set to start two post-graduate courses - Historical Studies and Ecology and Environment Studies.
He is correct. No nation has grown out of poverty to prosperity without taking care of the basic needs of its people.
"Basu's leadership kicked off with the closing of IEA's 18th World Congress in Mexico, at which Basu spoke, along with Cornell's Ravi Kanbur," the Cornell University said in a statement.
Noting that he is not a great admirer of the Narendra Modi government, the economist said the administration may have to decide what it wants in its policy.
Sen said the sanctioned amount for ten years has been Rs 2,727 crore for all recurring and capital expenditures, including creating a new campus.
"It is not about my tenure, it is about academic freedom....they (government) have decided not to have me", the 82-year-old said.
Sen has withdrawn his candidature as Nalanda University Chancellor for a second term, saying the Modi govt does not want him to continue.
This delay, as well as the uncertainty involved, is leading, in effect, to a decisional gap, which is not helpful to Nalanda University's governance and its academic progress.
The Bharat Ratna also rued that academic governance in India remains "so deeply vulnerable to the opinions of the ruling government".
Stating that India's health sector is in a "dismal condition", Nobel laureate Amartya Sen today said over reliance on private health sector is dangerous.
Piramal is attending the institution's Commencement 2017 ceremonies.
Eminent Indian economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has been named as the first winner of a newly established award in the UK, in recognition of his work on welfare economics.
"There is no barrier to learning as big as coming to school on an empty stomach. Midday meals are doing something for it," he added.
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said the march of civilisation and scientific progress was driven through time by "international and inter-regional exchange of ideas".
The museum has over 230 such signatures. Famous signatories include Barack Obama, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, economist John Nash and DNA-discoverer James Watson.
Harvard talks back to hard work: Professor finds Modi's election victory like a Bollywood blockbuster
In one of his speeches, Modi had spoken of "Harvard" and "hard work", implying his instinctive understanding of India was better than the academic approach.
The Nalanda University will arrange for funds through its own sources to pay for fees of the students of poor economic background upon admission.
"It (the government) even thinks that Amartya Sen, professor at Harvard is undeserving of any respect. It thinks that Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard are all useless," he said.
His remark came against the backdrop of Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen.
"I think that even in Leftist thoughts there are many flaws. Without applying reasons it was often decided - what to do or what not to do," Sen said.
Sen had earlier said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi should not be the Prime Minister of the country. This had led Mitra to hit out at him.
It is disheartening to see Nobel laureate Amartya Sen drifting so far to the Left that he cannot see the obvious benefits of growth and jobs
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Sunday backed Bihar's growth strategy, arguing that growth was not independent of social transformation.
Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen has said that India needs a fundamental change in politics to usher in an inclusive and equitable growth.
He was of the view that it would be much better to accord special status to RBI and let it be examined by some Parliamentary Committee in open public hearing.
India accounts for every sixth person who walks on the globe and the number of Nobel Awards won by Indian citizens amounts to a mere 0.45% for a country of 1.3bn.
Welcome to the latest slugfest. Amartya Sen has denounced demonetisation as "despotic". But Bhagwati, calls demonetisation "courageous".
Yeo, who was the former foreign minister of Singapore, is not the first to quit on the ground of reduced autonomy of the university.
President Pranab Mukherjee, in his capacity as the Visitor of the University, approved the reconstitution of the Governing Board in accordance with provision of the Nalanda University Act, 2010.
Amid the nationwide debate over giving rapists the death penalty, Nobel prize winning economist Amartya Sen is not in favour of capital punishment, saying it does not serve as a "deterrent" and "preventive function".
Nobel Laurette Amartya Sen today said that the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP party can become a major force in India.