The Independent Student Newspaper of Ashoka University

Out of Blue, Out of the blue: An Ode to MS Dhoni

Anantaajith Ra, Undergraduate Batch of 2021 The former Indian skipper recently brought the curtains down on his international career in the simplest of ways, sending the cricket community into a frenzy. It was a shocking move, but it was also executed in true Dhoni style: unorthodox, effective and most importantly, free of drama. June 23,… Keep Reading

The Creators| The Art We’ve Uploaded

By: Nishka Mishra UG’22 The Creators is a series of profiles of Ashokans who are actively involved in different creative fields including, but in no way limited to, music, photography, creative writing, and visual or performing arts. Anonymity. Relevance. Comfort. Connection. Of all the different things that social media offers, a space for hours to… Keep Reading

Institutional Ineptitude: Tracing The Admin’s Authoritative Turn

By Aritro Sarkar (UG21) About a year ago, we were greeted with a rather surprising email: there was to be a change of guard in the Vice Chancellor’s office. In a surprise declaration, Prof Pratap Bhanu Mehta announced his intention to devote more time to his academic pursuits, and, one suspects, his generally stringent criticism… Keep Reading

Does racism still exist in Basketball?

Glory Road gives us an insight into what triggered the downfall of racism from the sport of basketball to a point that it is non-existent. Or is it? Ashwin Menon, Undergraduate Batch of 2022 The 2006 movie, Glory Road by Disney was based on the story of a small team from El-Paso, Texas coached by… Keep Reading

“United We Stand”: A Critical Juncture in Indian Education

Part 1: Onslaught of Capital By Deep Vakil As local and global forces of corporatism knock on Ashoka’s gates, contract workers risk becoming collateral damage without solidarity from the rest of the Ashokan community. The Union Cabinet approved a new National Education Policy on 29th July, the first revision in more than three decades. Notable… Keep Reading

Association Of Ashoka Alumni Elections 2020

Divya Wagle UG 22 The AAA council elections are upon us. On 8th and 9th of August, the Alumni of Ashoka University will cast their votes to elect the Council that will carry the Association of Ashoka Alumni into its 5th successful year. Created in September of 2015, these elections are held every 2 years.… Keep Reading

Indian Cricket in Denial of Racism?

Arsh Ajmera, Undergraduate Batch of 2021 From Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds’ infamous “monkeygate” scandal to Darren Sammy’s racist nickname by IPL teammates, racism in Indian cricket continues unabated and dangerously unacknowledged. Darren Sammy continues to await an apology from the teammates he played within the 2013-14 IPL season for Sunrisers Hyderabad, a just demand… Keep Reading

Coerced Resignation Of Workers By Ashoka Administration

Saadia Peerzada, UG 22 As India went into lockdown, the Ashoka University campus started functioning at a fraction of its capacity. Proportionally, only a part of the housekeeping staff was kept on campus while the rest were dismissed till further notice. Recently, it was brought to the attention of the students that housekeeping staff members… Keep Reading

The Creators | Kanishk Devgan

By Diya Isha UG’22 The Creators is a series of profiles of Ashokans who are actively involved in different creative fields including, but in no way limited to, music, photography, creative writing, and visual or performing arts. “I don’t watch a lot of short films,” admits Kanishk Devgan, actor, writer, director, and editor of Qabil’s… Keep Reading

The Edict x Project Safar: Part I

A few weeks ago, we’d asked high school students from all across India, and indeed the world, to partake in a fundraising competition, wherein the best essays, photographs and artworks make it to the pages of The Edict. All that was raised through this fundraiser went into Project Safar’s efforts: that of arranging transport for… Keep Reading

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