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RSS attack on IIM, IIT: PM Modi, the Sangh Parivar will destroy your 'Make in India' dream

Jul 21, 2015

RSS attack on IIM, IIT: PM Modi, the Sangh Parivar will destroy your 'Make in India' dream

The RSS charging the IITs and IIMs with anti-national activities is a new low in its freewheeling attempts at saffronisation of higher education in India ever since the BJP government took over. #Narendra Modi #Amartya Sen #ConnectTheDots #IIT #IIM #Hindutva #Smriti Irani #Pune #RSS #HRD #FTII #IIT Roorkee #Make In India
Amartya Sen was right and wrong on social sector cuts; the FM needs to explain

Jul 18, 2015

Amartya Sen was right and wrong on social sector cuts; the FM needs to explain

Was Amartya Sen right to say the NDA has cut primary education, mid-day meals, health and ICDS budgets? He is partly right, but the extent of cuts is not as large in some cases, and some social spending cuts will be made up by states #Amartya Sen #Arun Jaitley #Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan #National Rural Health Mission #social sector spending #Mid-Day Meals Scheme
The Rajiv Malhotra debate: Sorry, plagiarism is not the vice of only those we dislike

Jul 16, 2015

The Rajiv Malhotra debate: Sorry, plagiarism is not the vice of only those we dislike

By that same token, arguments about plagiarism leveled at Rajiv Malhotra should be treated as just that allegations of plagiarism. #Amartya Sen #CriticalPoint #Plagiarism #Fareed Zakaria #Rajiv Malhotra #Wendy Doniger #Jadgish Bhagwati #Richard Fox Young
Behind Amartya Sen's outburst: An old man's old tricks to grab attention

Jul 11, 2015

Behind Amartya Sen's outburst: An old man's old tricks to grab attention

Amartya Sen has done enough damage to India by his espousal of left ideology. But his recent outburst against the PM appeared more strategic than genuine, with a new book by him needing some excitement #Kerala #Amartya Sen #InMyOpinion #Nalanda University
The Amartya Sen Guide to passing off petty pique as high principle

Jul 09, 2015

The Amartya Sen Guide to passing off petty pique as high principle

Even as he leaves Nalanda University, Amartya Sen is leaving a bad taste in the mouth. At 82, he ought to be retiring gracefully, not making a fuss over it by couching it as a fight for academic autonomy. #Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan #Nalanda University #Amartya Sen's Critique of Modi
I was ousted from Nalanda University: Amartya Sen lashes out at Modi govt interference

Jul 07, 2015

I was ousted from Nalanda University: Amartya Sen lashes out at Modi govt interference

Barely a few months after Amartya Sen withdrew his candidature as chancellor of Nalanda University, the Nobel Laureate has lashed out at the Modi government by going public with a biting critique over the whys and hows. #India #NewsTracker #Amartya Sen #News #Modi government #Nalanda University
Thank you for playing: Liberal media is RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's best asset

Mar 03, 2015

Thank you for playing: Liberal media is RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's best asset

The funny thing is that the media believes that by reporting his tasteless and ignorant remarks it is exposing and challenging his views. But the fact is that it is Bhagwat who is having the last laugh. #Politics #BJP #Digvijaya Singh #Narendra Modi #Amartya Sen #InMyOpinion #Hindutva #RSS #Mohan Bhagwat #Uma Bharati #DD #Sakshi Maharaj #ghar wapsi #Hindu rashtra #Parivar
Amartya Sen quits Nalanda University but his sour exit does him no credit

Feb 21, 2015

Amartya Sen quits Nalanda University but his sour exit does him no credit

Amartya Sen, who has decided to quit as Chancellor when his tenure ends in July at Nalanda University, did not distinguish his stewardship of the new institution with any great moves. Some controversies refuse to go away #Manmohan Singh #Amartya Sen #NDA Government #Nalanda University #Rajgir Campus
No attempt to curtail Amartya Sen's tenure at Nalanda University, says Centre

Feb 20, 2015

No attempt to curtail Amartya Sen's tenure at Nalanda University, says Centre

The Union government on Friday rejected Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's contention that it does not want him to continue as Nalanda University Chancellor, saying there was no attempt to "curtail" his tenure and claimed that it was yet to receive the approved minutes of the Governing Board of Nalanda University (GBNU). #India #Pranab Mukherjee #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Amartya Sen #Syed Akbaruddin #Nalanda University #GBNU