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The Disquieting Silence of the Undergraduates Facebook Group

By Ananya Gupta, UG22 Note : This is both an Opinions and Newsdesk article On the 24th of September last year , screenshots of comments made on a post on the Undergraduates Facebook Group emerged on public, explicitly right wing, social media handles.The unprecedented violation of our privacy in the form of doxxing compelled the… Keep Reading

New Season, New faces: The F1 2021 Driver Transfer Round-up

Ashwin Menon, Undergraduate Batch of 2022 2020 has been a year of ups and downs in Formula 1. We had several new winners and, of course, multiple new records were broken. With Sergio Perez and Pierre Gasly getting their first-ever F1 wins, and many new and old faces back on the podium, it has been… Keep Reading

A Dreamy Romantic Getaway: Eleven Minutes of Paradise in 7 Beautiful Cities

By Amogha Sharma, Undergraduate Batch of 2023 Of the countless cities which crowd our maps, some stand out in particular for their association with the most universally experienced human emotion: love. We often applaud cities like Rome and Paris for their romantic value, but I believe love exists where lovers do—each city has its own… Keep Reading

‘Key Issues’ of the 2021 SG Elections

By Arya Shukla and Nishtha Khunteta This year, all the parties and independents announced the key issues that they wish to raise during their campaign. The Edict looked at what their manifestos had to offer on their self-declared priorities. Prakrit The party was the first one to send a mass email after the campaigning period… 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

Favoring Unionisation: The Next Step for Ashokan Politics

By Biplob Kumar Das (UG21) Editor’s Note: This op-ed is part of a two-part publication on unionisation. The other op-ed, opposing unionisation, can be found here. The Edict recognizes that the campaigning period is officially over. Both the drafts were written separately — either author did not see what the other wrote — and were… Keep Reading

Opposing Unionization: Digging up Old Promises (and Problems)

By Aayra Angrish (UG22) Editor’s Note: This op-ed is part of a two-part publication on unionisation. The other op-ed, favoring unionisation, can be found here. The Edict recognizes that the campaigning period is officially over. Both the drafts were written separately — either author did not see what the other wrote — and submitted for… Keep Reading

‘InFocus’ in focus: What The Candidates Said

The Ashoka University Election Commission and the Edict continued from last year their collaboration to organise InFocus, which follows the format of a moderated discussion on themes that are voted upon by the students. The first instalment took place on 28th January, on the theme of Academic Adjustments, and it was moderated by the Edict’s… Keep Reading

Meditations on Inclusivity and Other Stuff Dhamma Said

By Diya Isha and Nishka Mishra, UG 22 What is the most stressful part of the elections? Vague candidate statements. One Dhamma candidate said they want to work on the “problem of peer representation, taking into account the diversity in campus”. While we couldn’t decipher what ‘peer representation’ means, we assumed that they were using… Keep Reading

A Love Letter to Ashokan Student Politics

By Akila Ranganathan (ASP21) Every year since I’ve joined Ashoka, I’ve always had a fixed schedule for the first few weeks of the Spring semester. The process of moving from the pleasantly chill air of Chennai to the freezing hellscape of Sonipat is also an act of bracing for the following: weeks of going sleep… Keep Reading

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