Nobel

6:45am

Wed October 15, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata 10/15/2014

Sandip Roy: What's a Nobel for Anyway?

Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay
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Even as the armies of India and Pakistan talk tough and lob shells at each other across the border, the Nobel Peace Prize committee decided to do their version of marriage counseling.

A joint Nobel Peace Prize for Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi – a Pakistani and an Indian. Now if that doesn’t embarrass the two belligerent armies into a ceasefire, what can?

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7:35am

Wed December 12, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata 12/12

From Kolkata with love: a Chinese Nobel laureate's Kolkata connection

Mo Yan
Naveen Kishore Seagull Books


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1:25pm

Thu January 5, 2012
Doomsday clock adjustment

Buried Treasure: The end of the world may be one minute closer than we thought

Under CC license from Anthony Citrano. http://www.flickr.com/photos/zigzaglens/2863467050/sizes/o/in/photostream/

I just received a press release with this subject heading:

News Advisory - Doomsday Clock - Major Announcement to be Made Tuesday by Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

That'll get your attention, won't it? So I read the email. Turns out after "year-long deliberations" a collection of scientists will determine whether or not the end of the world is more nigh than it was at the beginning of 2011.

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