The Independent Student Newspaper of Ashoka University

The Explorers | Through Tumultuous Times

Vandita Bajaj, Class of 2020 The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts has organized a special exhibition commemorating the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. The spectacular exhibit takes you through the national and local events leading up to the massacre in Amritsar. The informative panels… Keep Reading

2019 with The Edict: Know Your Constituency, Sonipat

Pragyna Divakar, Class of 2020 On May 12, residents of Sonipat, including many students from Ashoka, will be heading to the polls to cast their vote. 2019 with The Edict provides an overview of electoral history of the constituency in which Rajiv Gandhi Education City is located. We also briefly speak to residents of Sonipat… Keep Reading

Without Fear and Without Favour- Journalism in the Digital Age

By Himali Thakur, UG’ 19 The Financial Times is one of the leading financial news organisations in the world, and Lionel Barber, its Editor since 2005, has had some hand in the consistency of its quality. It is, therefore fitting for Mr Barber to address a collection of students and faculty members on the future… Keep Reading

A ‘Liberal’ Tale Of Apathy: The YIF-UG Story

By Gaurav Nandan Tripathi (Batch of UG 2020) The distance between Young India Fellows and the Undergraduate body keeps resurfacing in the Ashokan environment. Examples of this can be found in several recent events including the ‘Banjaara’ mail by an outraged YIF who would not be able to witness the fest as a result of… Keep Reading

News on Nukes: Shivshankar Menon on the Indo-US Nuclear Deal

Ishita Chawla, UG’21 Last Tuesday, a bunch of enthusiastic (and hungry) Ashokans skipped their lunch hour to engage in discussion with Indian diplomat, Shivshankar Menon, regarding the Indo-US nuclear deal. Mr. Menon was the national security advisor of India under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. His public service career has ranged from disarmament policy to foreign… Keep Reading

Ashoka Premier League Results

Avneesh Garimella, Class of 2019 This weekend witnessed the close of the 4th edition of the Ashoka Premier League. Grander than ever, APL 4.0 brought its fair share of excitement, disappointments, surprises and joy. The two-day tournament saw sixteen teams compete for victory. The teams, divided into four groups, played the group stage matches on… Keep Reading

With Love From Yale: Call Me By My Name

Rangoli Gupta, Class of 2020 “What’s in a name? that which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet.” Words are important: while living abroad, I’m missing chai not tea, I want pakoras not fritters. Names are important and integral to our identities. Mine is unusual, so I anticipated that it would take a minute for… Keep Reading

Jallianwala Bagh: Remembering and Reflecting

Vandita Bajaj, Class of 2020 13th April 2019 marks the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre which took place on the occasion of Baisakhi, 13th April 1919. The event has found repeated mention in our school history textbooks and has been recreated on celluloid in iconic films like Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi. The atrocity of Jallianwala Bagh… Keep Reading