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Why South Asians pip East Asians to top roles in US

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.

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.

CAA violates constitutional provisions: Amartya Sen

The Nobel laureate said what really should matter for deciding citizenship is the place a person is born, lived and so on.

Friendship must for intellectual progress: Amartya Sen

“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.

‘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.

Bags from Ghana, books from India gifted by Banerjee and Duflo to Nobel museum

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.

Of cabbages and kings, onions and GDP

GDP runs the risk of turning into numbers that make the mind number and number.

Abhijit was an economist by accident, but is an ace cook, says mother Nirmala

An eminent economist in her own right, Nirmala said she was reading a book at home when her younger son broke the news.

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen honoured with Oxford University's Bodley Medal

The medal is the highest honour bestowed by the University of Oxford's world-famous Bodleian Libraries.

The coming Lok Sabha polls will bring "good result", hopes Amartya Sen

Sen alleged that the amount of money spent for improvement of health and education is not enough in this country.

Cong’s minimum income scheme based on Amartya Sen’s poverty index

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.”

How India's water ends up everywhere but India

Putting so much water into rice grains and swelling cotton bolls seems a criminal waste of a precious resource.

Intellectuals are cowards & opportunists: Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh

The entire state is burning. Opposition leaders and workers are being murdered by TMC goons, says BJP President Dilip Ghosh.

Intellectuals like Amartya Sen have always misled society: BJP

The BJP today came down heavily on Amartya Sen, likening him to people who have always misled the society.

Lack of attention on education, health magnified in Modi rule: Amartya Sen

"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.

View: Time for India to pursue economic policies that have borne fruit across the world

The trouble is that NDA did little to remedy the deficiencies that were there, and instead consolidated and hugely enlarged the lacunae.

View: People’s aspirations have grown, fewer want to sell pakodas for a living

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.

Talking to India’s most famous

The book 'Peerless Minds' defies contemporary trends and features long-form interviews.

Non-communal, non-BJP parties should ally for 2019 polls: Amartya Sen

We must not take back our hands when it comes to fighting communalism, Sen said.

Harvard versus hard work redux: What Amartya Sen said and how Rajiv Kumar responded

"Things have gone pretty badly wrong... It has taken a quantum jump in the wrong direction since 2014," Amartya Sen said.

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

"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.

Reason to worry over Basirhat violence: Amartya Sen

Why is it happening? Is it because someone is inciting it? There is reason to worry over this, said Amartya Sen.

​Atmosphere of fear in universities threat to democracy: Amartya Sen

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.

Censor Board wants to mute 'cow', 'Gujarat' in documentary on Amartya Sen

In the documentary, Sen speaks of the rise of right wing nationalism across the world including India.

Opposition didn't handle Presidential election properly: Amartya Sen

He said the opponents of the Bharatiya Janata Party resorted to tactics while choosing their Presidential candidate rather than sticking to their principles.

Demonetisation decision taken hurriedly: Amartya Sen

"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.

Demonetisation despotic action, undermines trust: Amartya Sen

"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.

Sundar Pichai is the most global Indian; SBI most patriotic brand, shows survey

Priyanka Chopra follows at number 2, while economist, Amartya Sen is at the third spot.

When Amartya Sen was all-praise for Air India crew!

The economist appreciated the efforts of 2 cabin crew members during a Delhi-London flight in January.

Democracy is damaged when people are afraid to speak out: Amartya Sen

Stifling expressions of private concern and public interest is very problematic for any kind of political participation, says Amartya Sen.

Academic freedom becoming alien thought in India: 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.

Note ban an unguided missile fired unilaterally: Amartya Sen

He also called the note ban an unguided "missile" fired "unilaterally" by the government without adhering to the democratic conventions.

Amartya Sen calls for political engagement to end inequalities in India

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.

Fight against intolerance should not be seen as 'hopeless': Amartya Sen

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.

Amartya Sen describes caste divisions as 'anti-national'

"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."

RBI does not decide anything anymore, PM Modi does: Amartya Sen

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

RBI doesn't decide anything, decisions taken by Modi: Amartya Sen

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'.

Amartya Sen's 9-year-long association with Nalanda University ends

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.

Bob Dylan to Amartya Sen: Laureates who went missing for the Nobel announcement

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.

Frustrated not with India, but governance of India: Amartya Sen

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 docu row: Pahlaj Nihalani says beeped words show contempt for India, could hurt peace

Nihalani said that the removal of words is wrongly being seen as pro-government 'chamchagiri'.

Documentary row: Amartya Sen refuses to comment, asks Govt to reach out to 'shareholders'

The Censor Board had asked for the removal of the words 'çow' and 'Gujarat from a documentary on the Nobel laureate.

Need tolerance in India 'very badly': Amartya Sen

Nobel Laureate Prof Amartya Sen asserted that India right now needs tolerance "very badly".

Ensure job creation with focus on rural unemployed: Pranab Mukherjee

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.

Anti-demonetisation experts like Amartya Sen stand exposed: Economist Jagdish Bhagwati

Jagdish Bhagwati is a professor of Economics, Law, and International Relations at the Columbia University. He said PM Modi's position was unassailable.

Bihar is victim of Amartya Sen's intellect: Giriraj Singh

The BJP's Nawada MP, has stoked several rows in the past over his controversial remarks including one against Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Despite severe flak, Bengal BJP leader Dilip Ghosh sticks to comments against Amartya Sen

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.

Muslims a poor lot in West Bengal: Amartya Sen’s report

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.

Nobel Museum curator’s top picks: Rabindranath Tagore & Amartya Sen

The institution in Stockholm features photos of Nobel laureates and a wide range of artifacts relating to them.

Government shouldn't dominate Presidency University: Amartya Sen

"Presidency would certainly want government's help, but (it should) not (be) dominant," Sen said at a lecture at the university in Kolkata.

Health, education neglected more in NDA regime: Amartya Sen

"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.

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.

Kaushik Kaushik Basu takes over as IEA president

"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.

Interference in academic matters extreme under NDA: Amartya Sen

He, however, says this is not the first time that a government has interfered in academic matters with its own views.

Tradition of Nalanda is firmly against divisiveness: Amartya Sen

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.

Scientist Swati Piramal is going back to Harvard!

Piramal is attending the institution's Commencement 2017 ceremonies.

Amartya Sen skeptical over PM Narendra Modi's idea of secularism

Amartya Sen expressed skepticism about PM's idea of secularism, asserting he would like to see "more action" in reaching out to the minorities.

Lack of leadership in Congress: Amartya Sen

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen today said there was lack of leadership in Congress and the party could not fulfil what the people expected.

India losing a skillful economic thinker: Amartya Sen on Raghuram Rajan's exit

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.

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.

Nalanda University to start classes in September: Amartya Sen

Nalanda University is all set to start two post-graduate courses - Historical Studies and Ecology and Environment Studies.

Modi govt world's most anti-intellectual: Chidambaram

"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.

Amartya Sen is right on growth and development

He is correct. No nation has grown out of poverty to prosperity without taking care of the basic needs of its people.

Hard work more powerful than Harvard: PM Narendra Modi

His remark came against the backdrop of Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen.

Hope BJP realises global role of Nalanda University: Amartya Sen

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.

Amartya Sen says won't reconsider decision to quit Nalanda University

"It is not about my tenure, it is about academic freedom....they (government) have decided not to have me", the 82-year-old said.

Amartya Sen to quit Nalanda University, alleges political interference; MEA refutes

Sen has withdrawn his candidature as Nalanda University Chancellor for a second term, saying the Modi govt does not want him to continue.

No attempt to curtail Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's tenure: Government

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.

Government wants me to cease being Chancellor of Nalanda University: Amartya Sen

The Bharat Ratna also rued that academic governance in India remains "so deeply vulnerable to the opinions of the ruling government".

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen wins new UK award

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.

India's health sector dismal: Amartya Sen

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.

Like UPA, Modi govt ignoring healthcare: Amartya Sen

"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.

Scientific progress helped by sharing of ideas, says Nobel laureate Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said the march of civilisation and scientific progress was driven through time by "international and inter-regional exchange of ideas".

RBI autonomy important, retain its special status: Montek Singh Ahluwalia

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's most intense dialogue with Nobel Foundation

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.

Kailash Satyarthi's autographed chair, Amartya Sen's bicycle at Nobel museum

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.

Calling Modi's note ban move despotic is cuckoo cloud stuff

Welcome to the latest slugfest. Amartya Sen has denounced demonetisation as "despotic". But Bhagwati, calls demonetisation "courageous".

George Yeo's exit from Nalanda University: Arvind Panagariya chooses to stay mum

Yeo, who was the former foreign minister of Singapore, is not the first to quit on the ground of reduced autonomy of the university.

One has to be accountable irrespective of credentials as scholar: Prakash Javadekar

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.

Left was dislodged from power in Bengal after changing industrial outlook: 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.

Nalanda University to provide free education to poor: Amartya Sen

The Nalanda University will arrange for funds through its own sources to pay for fees of the students of poor economic background upon admission.

Chandan Mitra regrets remarks against Amartya Sen

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.

The Amartya Sen model: Support Congress, no matter what

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

Amartya Sen backs Bihar’s growth model

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Sunday backed Bihar's growth strategy, arguing that growth was not independent of social transformation.

India needs fundamental change in politics: Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen has said that India needs a fundamental change in politics to usher in an inclusive and equitable growth.

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen says Modi government wants control of academic bodies

Sen is slated to step down as Chancellor of Nalanda on July 17, when he will be replaced by George Yeo, former foreign minister of Singapore.

Deconstructing frenemy no. 1 Subramanian Swamy

Impossible to predict and difficult to typecast, Swamy is the quintessential Delhi insider who most want to keep at a distance.

Death sentence does not serve as deterrent: Amartya Sen

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".

AAP can become a major force in India, says Amartya Sen

Nobel Laurette Amartya Sen today said that the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP party can become a major force in India.

Subramanian Swamy plays spoiler as PM Narendra Modi woos diaspora

Swamy’s ultra-nationalist pulp defies decency. Moreover, he is undercutting Narendra Modi’s passionate wooing of the Indian diaspora.

Amartya Sen optimistic about rise of Aam Aadmi Party

Sen was optimistic about the rise of the AAP, deeming it testament to the "opportunities given by India's democracy" for advancement.

AAP victory set good example of democracy: Amartya Sen

Addressing the keynote session of a jam-packed session at the opening day of the seventh edition of JLF, Sen said "the ice has been broken" for the party even though it had a long way to go.

India subsidising privileged more than poorest of poor: Amartya Sen

Renowned economist Amartya Sen today said Indian governments were subsidising "privileged consumers" more than the "poorest of the poor".

1984 riots not comparable with post-Godhra violence: Amartya Sen

Sen argued that Congress leaders who were fighting elections today, were not the people responsible for the anti-Sikh riots.

AAP's rise has challenged established institutions: Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen also said that Anna Hazare's decision to stay away from the "crusade" was not wise.

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