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Why India needs to rewrite its history without falling into jingoistic traps
Opinion

Why India needs to rewrite its history without falling into jingoistic traps

There are many reasons for the re-examination of our historical narrative. Our historical imagination has suffered from unacceptable sclerosis, leaving out very important parts of our history

Breaking India virus has upgraded itself, but Delhi is still using the old, almost expired antidote
India

Breaking India virus has upgraded itself, but Delhi is still using the old, almost expired antidote

‘Breaking India 1.0 was aimed at poor people in the villages and trying to convert them, make them fight the system, etc. Breaking India 2.0, in sharp contrast, targets the children of the elites and brainwashes them,’ says Rajiv Malhotra

75 years: Have Midnight’s Children come of age?
India

75 years: Have Midnight’s Children come of age?

Salman Rushdie, midnight’s child himself, stayed stuck in the past while the others moved ahead

One in every five houses in West Bengal faced some food crisis during COVID lockdown: Report
India

One in every five houses in West Bengal faced some food crisis during COVID lockdown: Report

The study, 'Staying Alive COVID 19 and Public services in West Bengal', said that the reporting of food crisis by households belonging to the Scheduled Tribes community of the state was higher as compared to other social groups

Current situation in India has become a cause of fear, says Nobel laureate Amartya Sen
India

Current situation in India has become a cause of fear, says Nobel laureate Amartya Sen

The Nobel prize winner Amartya Sen said that he wants the country to be united and doesn't want division that was 'historically liberal'

Teesta Setalvad is just the tip of anti-India iceberg
India

Teesta Setalvad is just the tip of anti-India iceberg

To think that Tee​sta Setalvad’s arrest alone would be enough to fix anti-India, anti-Hindu and anti-Modi narratives would be foolhardy

Amartya Sen to be honoured with Spain's Princess of Asturias Award 2021 for his efforts to promote 'justice, freedom and democracy'
Arts & Culture

Amartya Sen to be honoured with Spain's Princess of Asturias Award 2021 for his efforts to promote 'justice, freedom and democracy'

The 50,000-euro award (US$ 61,000) is one of eight prizes, including in the arts, communications and sports, handed out annually by the Asturias Princess Foundation, which is named for Spanish Crown Princess Leonor.

Amartya Sen asks Visva Bharati University to withdraw allegations of illegal landholding
India

Amartya Sen asks Visva Bharati University to withdraw allegations of illegal landholding

The Nobel laureate economist made the demands after the university asked the West Bengal government to measure his plot to resolve the dispute

People of Bengal won't be worthy heirs of Tagore and Netaji if they don't reject communalism, says Amartya Sen
India

People of Bengal won't be worthy heirs of Tagore and Netaji if they don't reject communalism, says Amartya Sen

The Nobel laureate has been in the middle of controversy after the Visva Bharati university reportedly wrote to the West Bengal government alleging that dozens of land parcels owned by it were wrongfully recorded in the names of private parties, including Sen

Amartya Sen thanks Mamata Banerjee for 'support, reassurance' in land row with Visva Bharati University
India

Amartya Sen thanks Mamata Banerjee for 'support, reassurance' in land row with Visva Bharati University

Last week, the university wrote to Bengal govt claiming the Nobel laureate had illegally occupied its land. However, Mamata spoke in Sen's favour and said he was being targeted for his 'anti-BJP stance'

Visva Bharati-Amartya Sen land row: Nobel laureate accuses university VC of acting on Centre's behest
India

Visva Bharati-Amartya Sen land row: Nobel laureate accuses university VC of acting on Centre's behest

A controversy erupted on Thursday when reports said that the university wrote to the West Bengal govt alleging that land owned by it was wrongfully recorded in the names of private parties, including Sen

Mamata Banerjee extends support to Amartya Sen over land row with Visva-Bharati
India

Mamata Banerjee extends support to Amartya Sen over land row with Visva-Bharati

Speaking about the controversy about Sen allegedly being in illegal possession of Visva-Bharati land, Banerjee claimed that the economist was often targeted because of his "anti-BJP stance"

Amartya Sen to be awarded the 2020 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his work on issues around global justice
Lifestyle

Amartya Sen to be awarded the 2020 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his work on issues around global justice

To be presented by the German Publishers and Booksellers Association, Börsenverein, the award will recognise Amartya Sen's contribution in addressing questions around social inequality in education and healthcare.

Delhi riots: India a secular country, we can't divide Hindus and Muslims, says Nobel laureate Amartya Sen
India

Delhi riots: India a secular country, we can't divide Hindus and Muslims, says Nobel laureate Amartya Sen

Sen also said the transfer of Justice S Muralidhar from the Delhi High Court to the Punjab and Haryana High Court is natural to raise questions

Indian nationalists claims of Vedic maths are exaggerated, not necessarily true: Amartya Sen
science

Indian nationalists claims of Vedic maths are exaggerated, not necessarily true: Amartya Sen

He said exaggerated claims about Vedic maths have generated a world of fantasy educational institutions in India,

Infosys Science awards: Amartya Sen awards six scientists for their contribution in their fields
science

Infosys Science awards: Amartya Sen awards six scientists for their contribution in their fields

The awards had six categories and were awarded a pure gold medal, a citation, and a prize purse worth Rs 72,06,550.

Attacks on Abhijit Banerjee are repulsive, but Nobel prize does not put him above legitimate critique
Business

Attacks on Abhijit Banerjee are repulsive, but Nobel prize does not put him above legitimate critique

The news of Mumbai-born Banerjee—a Bengali who grew up in Kolkata and studied in JNU winning the coveted award (never mind his co-awardees) exploded as a mega bombshell on India’s polarised political climate

Dilip Ghosh responds to Amartya Sen's Kolkata culture comment, says 'Jai Shri Ram' chanted in every village of Bengal
India

Dilip Ghosh responds to Amartya Sen's Kolkata culture comment, says 'Jai Shri Ram' chanted in every village of Bengal

Taking a jibe at Amartya Sen, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said that he has no knowledge of Bengali culture and people of Bengal do not agree with him.

Jai Shri Ram now used to beat people up, has no relevance in Bengali culture, says Amartya Sen in address at Jadavpur University
India

Jai Shri Ram now used to beat people up, has no relevance in Bengali culture, says Amartya Sen in address at Jadavpur University

Speaking on poverty, Amartya Sen said only rising income level of the poor people would not reduce their plight.

Narendra Modi's Varanasi speech rebuffed 'liberals' who consider cultural pride and modernity to be contradictory
Politics

Narendra Modi's Varanasi speech rebuffed 'liberals' who consider cultural pride and modernity to be contradictory

Modi's speech in Varanasi aimed to give a sense to people that Hindu cultural traditions and civilisational heritage, and the path of a new India are complementary to each other.