Awards

Padma Vibhushan for Pawar, Joshi

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar, former Speaker of the Lok Sabha P.A. Sangma and senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi were on Wednesday conferred the Padma Vibhushan, the second


Haksar and the Padma Vibhushan

The humility with which P.N. Haksar, Indira Gandhi’s go-to man, declined the award is in stark contrast to the intense lobbying the Padmas generate nowadays


SASTRA Ramanujan prize for Radziwill, Matomaki

‘Revolutionary’ work on short intervals in number theory bags award


Dickens in today’s America

It’s appropriate that the Booker goes to a writer who puts American values so nakedly on the mat


U.S. writer Paul Beatty wins Man Booker Prize

The Sellout is a raucous tragicomedy on racial inequality


Learning with Bob Dylan

Many of Dylan’s famous lines could easily be interchanged with others, and no one would really miss them... It’s not the words themselves that are indispensable; in song, their power lies elsewhere


Triumph of the troubadour

Over the last century, the Nobel Prize in Literature has sprung its fair share of surprises. In 1950, for instance, the prize went to the philosopher Bertrand Russell, who quickly followed this up wit


Times they are a-changin’ — Dylan gets Literature Nobel

Swedish Academy lauds him for his new poetic expressions within the American song tradition


A prized contract

The work in microeconomic theory for which Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström have received this year’s Economics Nobel Prize goes back to the 1970s and 1980s when the foundations of contract theory were


A Nobel push for peace in Colombia

In a long year of war and strife, it is a silver lining that the Nobel Committee in Oslo was spoilt for choice in deciding upon the recipient of the 2016 Peace Prize.


The lure of the exotic and esoteric

If “wonderful discoveries happening in biology” had acted as a trigger for Nobel Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan to switch from physics to chemistry, the nearly matured and well-established field


Colombia’s Santos wins Peace Nobel for deal with FARC

Award for President’s efforts to end over five decades of war


3 share Chemistry Nobel for molecular machines

A trio of French, British and Dutch scientists won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for developing molecular machines, the world’s smallest machines that may one day act as artificial muscles to power tiny robots or even prosthetic limbs.


NGO promoting clean energy bags UN climate solutions award

Swayam Shikshan Prayog trains women in rural India to be community leaders


2 Indians selected for wildlife awards

Two Indian forest officials have been selected for the 2016 Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards that honour individuals engaging in exemplary law enforcement actions to protect wildlife.


2 Indians selected for wildlife awards

Two Indian forest officials have been selected for the 2016 Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards that honour individuals engaging in exemplary law enforcement actions to protect wildlife.


7 women get M.S. Subbulakshmi Awards

The Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi Centenary Awards were on Tuesday presented to seven of India’s most-respected women artistes, including vocalists Girija Devi, Kishori Amonkar, Aruna Sairam, Vishaka Hari, dancers Yamini Krishnamurthy and Vyjayanthimala Bali and Pandavani exponent Teejan Bai, at a ceremony in Mumbai.


Breakthrough Prize for gravitational waves find

The LIGO team’s detection of gravitational waves, announced in February, has already started attracting top honours. This time, it has won the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.K.G.


National Awards, pixellated

The announcement of the National Awards brings with it every year the realisation that despite that all-inclusive name, there is more interest in the number of awards won by films of a State


Ashok Chakra conferred on Lance Naik Goswami posthumously for his role in J&K encounter

Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami from the Army’s elite Para Special Forces has been awarded Ashok Chakra, the country’s highest peacetime gallantry award, posthumously for his role in saving two colleagu