Tag Archives: Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen on leaks, plants and Indian Express

It ain’t over till the economist sings. First, there was a report in The Indian Express on 18 February, headlined “Amartya Sen threatens to quit Nalanda University over funds’ queries.” “At its crux is a massive Rs 2,727 crore financial package to the University over a period of 12 years. The finance ministry’s department of…

Sen-Bhagwati row in media silly season: EPW

Editorial in the Economic and Political Weekly: “July and August are the months of the “silly season” for the newspapers in the United Kingdom; with everyone on a summer holiday the papers are compelled to look for silly stories to fill the pages. The Indian media – especially the financial press – seems to be…

N. Ram’s farewell letter to The Hindu staff

The following is the full text of the letter sent off by Narasimhan Ram, editor-in-chief of The Hindu group of publications, to his colleagues on Wednesday, 18 January 2012, on the eve of his relinquishment of office. *** January 18, 2012 Dear colleagues Today I step down as editor-in-chief and publisher of our publications, The…

The curious case of Zakir Naik & Shekhar Gupta

The gentleman on the right of the frame wants India to be ruled by Shariat laws. He recommends death for homosexuals. He supports Osama bin Laden if he is “fighting the enemies of Islam”. He says revealing clothes make women more susceptible to rape. Yet, the gentleman on the left, Shekhar Gupta, introduced him as…