Students at the prestigious Harvard University walked out of a class that they felt was biased towards the neoliberal economic system, and did not teach them wholesome economics. Then, they proceeded to join the Occupy Movement, expressing their support for a "movement that is changing American discourse on economic justice". Placing this event in the context of the ongoing four-month old global 'Occupy Movement', which started on the iconic Wall Street on September 17, Dr. Sudipta Bhattacharya asks, "Is the edifice of neo-liberalism finally crumbling?"
Sudipta Bhattacharya of the department of economics and politics, Santiniketan, assesses Mamata Banerjee's performance as a disastrous railway minister in the backdrop of the 2011 budget. Cartoon courtesy, The Hindu newspaper.