The Independent Student Newspaper of Ashoka University

Why I deferred IIM Ahmedabad for the Young India Fellowship

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” One year ago, I was being interviewed by Prof. Chaubey in the final round of my Young India Fellowship application. I was due to fly to New York two weeks later to start working, instead here I was giving interviews for… Keep Reading

Why I deferred IIM Ahmedabad for the Young India Fellowship?

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” One year ago, I was being interviewed by Prof. Chaubey in the final round of my Young India Fellowship application. I was due to fly to New York two weeks later to start working, instead here I was giving interviews for… Keep Reading

Fake Lies | Of Fests & Fantasies

Rohan Parikh (Junior Correspondent at Free Press Pvt. Ltd.) Fake Lies is a satire series about Ashokan life and culture (or lack thereof). Illustration by Ketaki Mathur (For representational purposes only) It is late February and lovelorn Hoshak University is eagerly awaiting the second edition of its beloved annual fest- Ranjaana. Conceptualised two years ago as… Keep Reading

Banjaara 2.0: All You Need to Know

Himali Thakur, Class of 2019 This weekend, Ashoka hosts Banjaara 2.0, the second instalment of our college fest. The fest kicks off at 9 AM this Saturday (24th February). Formal, informal, and social impact events will run on both days. In preparation of fest, The Edict did an interview with the team to find out… Keep Reading

Student Government Now Has Funds

Akila Ranganathan & Rohini Sharma (Class of 2020) With the first meeting of the new House of Representatives impending, it might be pertinent to review what the previous House deliberated on in its final meeting, which was conducted on the 13 February. The 3rd House of Representatives passed amendments to the Constitution which would allow… Keep Reading

Calcutta I Love You, I Love You Not

By Rudrangshu Mukherjee This essay is the first in a series commenced by the Edict titled ‘The Hometown Series’, which shall explore the feelings, descriptions, love, and maybe even hatred Ashokans have for their hometowns or their conceptions of home. I am accepting, for the purposes of this essay, a simple definition of the term… Keep Reading

The Creators | Shorthand

Kartik Sundar, Class of 2020 The Creators will be fortnightly series of artist profiles of Ashokans who are actively involved in different creative fields including music, photography, creative writing, and visual or performing arts. They might be some of the most humble and down to earth people you’ll meet, but when you hear them play… Keep Reading

Kintsugi: Healing Together

Esther David, Batch of 2020 and Charuvi Lokare, Batch of 2019 In November 2017, Charuvi Lokare and Prachi Palod started Kintsugi: the Mental Health Engagement Initiative. They formed a team, and now seven dedicated students are working to engage the entire student body of Ashoka in a healthy conversation about mental wellbeing. Below, Esther and Charuvi,… Keep Reading

Apologies and Explanations

Nishant Kauntia, Batch of 2018 Now that the dust of the elections is settled, some matters need to be addressed. A few days ago, Manasi Rao wrote a response to an article published on The Edict, and criticized us, The Edict’s Managing Editors, for being irresponsible with our journalism. I consider it my responsibility to… Keep Reading

Why the Government shouldn’t tax Capital gains

A case against the LTCG Vinayak Sahi, Class of 2020 The Narendra Modi government tabled its fourth budget in the parliament on the first day of February. The most radical change they proposed was reinstating the Long-term capital gain tax (LTCG). To be brute, I would call this idea nothing short of regretful economic mismanagement. But… Keep Reading

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