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Bengali People

In India, progress is a matter of perspective

When distinguished foreign policy expert, and former US national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski told me a couple of years ago that he worried about the stability of India, I thought he was way off-track.

Monday, 9 April, 2012, 12:00am

Flying solo

There's the kind of highbrow buzz around the recently published Solo, Rana Dasgupta's second novel, that would warm the heart of any publisher. Readers, too, are excited about the prospect of Dasgupta developing the promise abundant in 2005's acclaimed Tokyo Cancelled.

15 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Singh's vision for elite universities falters as officials fail to deliver

Academics and civil servants in India tasked with creating 14 World Class Universities (WCU) by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are groping in the dark without a blueprint for action even as time is running out.

7 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

The tycoon, his girl, a union across faiths, and a death

Was Muslim who wed Hindu killed? Father-in-law probed

His body was found by a busy railway track just outside Calcutta with evidence of head injuries.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

The Argumentative Indian - Writings on Indian Culture, History and Identity

The Argumentative Indian - Writings on Indian Culture, History and Identity

by Amartya Sen

Penguin, HK$150

31 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

The Argumentative Indian - Writings on Indian Culture, History and Identity

The Argumentative Indian - Writings on Indian Culture, History and Identity

by Amartya Sen

Penguin, HK$150

3 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Events Diary

Tomorrow, HK: HKGCC roundtable luncheon: 'New era of China textile industry - quotas removed, new export tariff imposed'. Speaker: Esquel Group executive director John Cheh.

Thursday, Feb 17, HK: Citigroup and Asia Society host a luncheon with Nobel economics laureate Amartya Sen. JW Marriott Hotel.

3 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Middle East anomaly?

The letter headlined 'Blind to the facts' (February 2), by David Bodoff, is way out of line in castigating and ridiculing Sunanda Datta-Ray's article on Israel and nuclear weapons.

9 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Scholars honoured

Financial Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, 1998 Nobel Laureates Professor Daniel Tsui Chye and Professor Amartya Kumar Sen, Professor Fei Xiaotong of Peking University and philanthropist Dr Daisy Li Woo Tze-ha were conferred honorary doctorates at the Chinese University of Hong Kong's 55th Congregation, which was held earlier this month.

30 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Free market critic's 'human' approach wins Nobel Prize

Amartya Sen, the Indian philosopher- economist who has become a national hero by winning a coveted Nobel Prize, would not have cheered the global meltdown sparked by Asia's financial crash. Yet many believe it was a key argument in favour of his long-overdue recognition.

26 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Artistic traditions grow in popularity

WITH a fine tradition of modern painting to its credit, Bangladesh is rich in art and culture.

Modern pioneers that include Zainul Abedin, Kamrul Hassan, Anwarul Haque and Shafiuddin Ahmed continue to advance the scope of the country's art scene.

Abedin gained international recognition for his sketches of the Bengal famine of 1943.

26 Mar 1993 - 12:00am