The Independent Student Newspaper of Ashoka University

Grit, Gumption and Glory – The Story of India’s Greatest Test Victory

Kartikay Dutta, Undergraduate Batch of 2023 and Gaurav Nandan Tripathi, Undergraduate Batch of 2020 Bruised, abused, depleted and yet successful — that was, in a nutshell, the 2020/21 Border Gavaskar Trophy for India. It’s a tale which will be remembered for the rising up of unusual suspects to the cause in the absence of star… Keep Reading

Highlights of a Historic Year: Term of the 6th SG

By many yardsticks, the 6th Student Government made history. It gave us our first female President, Priavi Joshi, who went on to appoint the highest number of women in the Cabinet, seven out of nine. It was elected using the new Swiss PR voting system, in the first two-day-long election that saw a five-year high… Keep Reading

Student Politics: Latest Updates

Standing at the ballot box, every student deserves to be armed with the information they need to critically evaluate the candidates and parties. At the Edict, we have created a newsdesk dedicated to reporting about student politics. In the words of our masthead, “it is our leash with which we aim to keep the beautiful… Keep Reading

Ashoka Women’s FC: Making the Difference

By Rahul Agarwal, UG22 “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong” – Ella Fitzgerald In the world of sports, we often hear about teams bulldozing their way through different tournaments. For the most part, winning these… Keep Reading

In The Inbox: What we heard before campaigning officially began

With the onset of the campaigning period on 11th January for the upcoming election to the 7th House of Representatives, student inboxes are expected to be inundated with emails. All the three active political parties have concluded their first rounds of inductions, and the second rounds are underway. As they invite new members, each party… Keep Reading

Cam‘pain’ing In A Pandemic – Challenges of an Online Election

By Akanksha Mishra (UG22) As the ‘new’ normal casts its shadow upon Ashoka and we move into a second consecutive semester online, we’re faced with newer challenges. The Spring 2021 semester starts with the elections to the 7th House of Representatives. The 6th House, which went through a largely online term, is all set to… Keep Reading

How the SG negotiated the reversal of coerced resignation of workers, explained.

By Riddhi Verma (UG22) Following allegations over the summer of workers being mistreated and, in violation of their contracts, coerced to resign, the Student Government, in early August, had put forward three common-sense demands: re-hire all workers who resigned under the coercion, pay salaries to those who resisted the coercion, and investigate those responsible for… Keep Reading

Music Recommendations From Four Different Cultures

By Saadia Peerzada, UG 22 Music, with its lyrics, emotions, and melody, is often a personal experience for each listener. It is a worthy experiment to delve into music in foreign languages that arrest an emotion that may not be expressed in the languages you speak. Captured in the Charlemagne quote “To possess another language… Keep Reading

From the Editor’s Desk

Dear reader, By now, you’d have probably read a glut of sobering reminders about the state of the year that just passed, so it would be futile for us to remind you again. The advent of unprecedented times soon birthed a longing for the familiar- precedented circumstances we perhaps took for granted.  Frontline workers around… Keep Reading

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