laureate Amartya Sen is no ivory tower intellectual. The eminent economist
enjoys interaction and discussion with people across the board. A firm believer
in Indiaís argumentative tradition, Sen engages with people and issues at a
number of levels. Listening to Sen is an enriching experience as he interweaves
narrative and facts and draws upon his vast experience as a teacher, writer and
speaker. A.J. Philip recounts a Sen-sational
experience in Kolkata.
HUGE crowd had assembled at Nandan, the prestigious cinema complex on the
Jagdish Chandra Bose Road in central Kolkata. Many of them had been standing in
a serpentine queue to get an entry from early in the morning. An impatient West
Bengal Finance Minister Asim Dasgupta was at the gate to receive us.
like a beast to stay slim
From America comes the wild animal
diet. And itís not as daft as it sounds. If you eat like a wild animal, say
two American zoologists, you will be lean and healthy. Wild animals, according
to Dr William Karest and Dr Fritz Walther, are rarely fat and lazy. They have to
hunt for their food, and eat only when they are hungry.