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MONEY

 |  4-minute read
Jean dreze, Amartya Sen, Unemployment, Poverty

There is data to show extreme poverty, malnourishment in India. Why is no one talking about it?

Even as the number of millionaires in India is rising, the picture on the other end of the spectrum is stark.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
PDS, Amartya Sen, Jharkhand starvation death, Aadhaar

Linking of Aadhaar to ration cards in Jharkhand is depriving people of the right to food

Experts have for long argued there is enough food to ensure nobody dies of hunger but people are not able to access it.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |  8-minute read
Censor Board, Hindutva, Cow politics, Amartya Sen

Why CBFC has an issue with Amartya Sen saying 'Gujarat' or 'cow'

Beeping out phrases from documentary on the Nobel laureate betrays Hindutva’s inferiority complex.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
West Bengal, BJP, Amartya Sen

Dilip Ghosh has embarrassed BJP by his uncouth barbs against Amartya Sen

The saffron party's West Bengal chief believes in grunting, snorting fire and billowing clouds of smoke, with total disregard to its impact.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
RSS, Amartya Sen, S Gurumurthy, Demonetisation

RSS fielding S Gurumurthy to take on Amartya Sen proves India's Right has no real economists

The saffron ideologue telling India Today that the Rs 2000 note would be phased out in few years makes a mockery of demonetisation.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Pakistan, Narendra Modi, Amartya Sen

Why India, Pakistan treat their Nobel laureates shamefully

There is a common thread – of undervaluing our achievers; and looking at ideas, values and contributions from the jaundiced lens of partisan politics.

POLITICS

 |  The Cynic  |  5-minute read
Amartya Sen, Nalanda University, History

Nothing to do with Amartya Sen

Bombarded by ill-informed social media, India's young and impressionable minds are latching on to blinkered opinions and values.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Amartya Sen, Nalanda University

Why Amartya Sen is dead wrong on secularism, Gujarat and Nalanda University

Like most economists, he can overstate facts.

POLITICS

 |  Rough Cut  |  6-minute read
BJP government, Amartya Sen

Six reasons the right wing disdain for Amartya Sen is just wrong

He is exactly the kind of intellectual democrat they should have on their team.

POLITICS

 |  Right foot forward  |  6-minute read
Nalanda University, Sexual harassment, RK Pachauri, Amartya Sen

Sad tale of two "Nobel" Indians: Amartya Sen and RK Pachauri

Moral of these two stories is that we should not deify our stars - because even they can have feet of clay.