The Independent Student Newspaper of Ashoka University

The Virtue in Tainted Walls

Zainab Ghafoor-Firdausi, Class of 2019 “A white blank page, and a swelling rage.” –Mumford & Sons (Translation: Rules and regulations do not make up universities) Lady Pink, Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Seen are just a handful of world famous graffiti artists. Most prominent of whom is Banksy, an artist or group of artists who operate… Keep Reading

(En)gendering Discussion: In Conversation with Manjari Sahay

Devashree Somani and Neha Mehrotra, Class of 2018 Manjari Sahay, a student in the Ashoka Scholar Program, sent out a simple one-question survey to the student body on 30th October. With the promise of anonymity, she implored women on campus to reply to the following question: “Are you afraid to mention/speak up about gender-related concerns… Keep Reading

The Rhythm is Within

Ria Purandare, Class of 2019 “Say, What?” is a contemporary dance piece choreographed by Avantika Bahl, and performed by Vishal Sarvaiya and the choreographer herself. The duo was invited by the Centre for Performing Arts and the Office of Student Life to perform the piece at Ashoka University on the 7th of November. Credit: Office… Keep Reading

Know Your Professor: Amit Goyal

Anirudh Pisharam, Class of 2019 Credit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amit-goyal-507ab9 “It was not planned, it just happened”, said Professor Amit Goyal, when I asked him how he came to Ashoka. “I have professors here that I have learnt from, and they asked me if I was interested to come here. So, when I was offered this opportunity, I… Keep Reading

Know Your Professor: Sabyasachi Das

Pallavi Agrawal, Class of 2019 Credit: dassabyasachi.wordpress.com Sabyasachi Das is the professor who walks around campus looking extremely calm and composed. Even if you attend all his classes, there will still be a lot you don’t know about him. I asked him what he thought was the best part about being a professor: he said,… Keep Reading

Letters to The Editor: Sexual Harassment in Academia

Disclaimer: This article was published by the previous Editorial Board of The Edict (term ended December 2017). The current Editorial Board of The Edict does not publish anonymous articles or letters. From Anonymous:This is in response to the Open House on Sexual Harassment in Academia we had the other day. I just wanted to say… Keep Reading

Agneepath 2.0: A Preview

Avneesh Garimella, Class of 2019 As winter sets in, things in Ashoka will start to heat up with the beginning of Agneepath 2.0 on November 3rd. The competition is set to be intense in our annual intercollegiate sports fest with 16 colleges and 9 clubs taking part in the tournament over 3 days. Credit: ‘Agneepath — Ashoka… Keep Reading