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#CandidateSpeak — On Trust, Sexual Harassment and Mental Health

Transcribed below are answers given by the candidates in the Presidential Debate and Discussion organized by The Edict in collaboration with the Ashoka Alumni Association. What will you do to build trust? How would you engage with issues of sexual harassment and mental health? Jasmine Luthra I think that’s a fantastic question. So how I… Keep Reading

#CandidateSpeak — On Their Manifestos and Promises

Mr. Karan Bhola, the outgoing President of the Ashoka Alumni Association, prepared one question for each candidate specific to their candidature and manifesto. Here are the questions, and the candidates’ answers to them. Gaurav Mohta With respect to the fundraising that you’ve spoken about, what is your plan towards generating the corpus amount that you… Keep Reading

#CandidateSpeak — What Sets You Apart?

Transcribed below are answers given by the candidates in the Presidential Debate and Discussion organized by The Edict in collaboration with the Ashoka Alumni Association. What is truly unique about your candidature? What sets you apart from the other candidates? Jasmine Luthra: I’ve worked on the interim council and the founding council. I have the… Keep Reading

#CandidateSpeak — On The Relationship Between the Alumni and the University

Transcribed below are answers given by the candidates in the Presidential Debate and Discussion organized by The Edict in collaboration with the Ashoka Alumni Association. How do you view the relationship between the association and the university? Additionally, what do you think is the role of any alumnus towards the university, in our current stage… Keep Reading

#CandidateSpeak : On the Role of The AAA President

Transcribed below are answers given by the candidates in the Presidential Debate and Discussion organized by The Edict in collaboration with the Ashoka Alumni Association. What do you think is the role of the President of the Alumni Association? What will be your role in the next two years? What will be your first action… Keep Reading

The Alumni Association Elections: All You Need to Know

The Ashoka Alumni Association (AAA) Elections are back this year. The first elections for the Alumni association were held in 2015. This time, the first batch of Ashoka undergraduates, who are now officially considered alumni, will also be participating in the elections. The Student Government set up an Alumni Relations Ministry recently, being lead by… Keep Reading

Know Your Professor: Aparajita Dasgupta

Gahena Gambani and Rochak Jain, Class of 2020 Professor Aparajita Dasgupta had been a science student throughout school. Choosing to study Economics was a gamble that paid off — something that the risk-taker in her is proud of in retrospect. While nobody can deny her love and passion for economics, the fact that there aren’t many universities… Keep Reading

Know Your Professor: Swagata Bhattacharjee

Smriti Agiwal, Class of 2019 “Yes. Yes. Yes,” said Professor Bhattacharjee, when I asked her if she always wanted to teach. “I love teaching. The best thing about my profession is that my time is my own and I can use it the way I like. There is a lot of flexibility and freedom. I… Keep Reading

Open Doors: Why Refugees Are Good For Economies

Shashank Mattoo, Class of 2020 In 2016, The Oxford University Press’ Children’s Word of the year was “Refugee.” Oxford’s choice served to demonstrate just how much the refugee crisis had captured the consciousness of the global media and citizenry, ever since their plight was highlighted against the backdrop of the Syrian civil war in 2015.… Keep Reading

Overbooking on Flights: A Profitable Game of Chance

Aashay Verma, Class of 2019 (This was originally published in January 2017) Flying is the safest mode of transport. According to The New York Times, a traveller could fly everyday for 123,000 years and still be safe. In India, air travel is gaining popularity, with 300 Million people in the middle class that can afford… Keep Reading

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