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All India Inter University Shooting Competition

Ishaan Banerji, Class of 2019 Our team consisted of Rajyavardhan Singh, Jonathan Fernandes, Rahul Menon and me, Divij Singh, on Men’s Rifles. Vidur Singh, Shreshth Budhiraja and Sanchit Goel were on Men’s Pistols. Trisha Mukherjee, Vatsala Peshawaria were on Women’s Rifles, and Kriti Jain was on Women’s Pistol, and last but not least, Kashika Gokhale,… Keep Reading

Surat Ultimate Open ‘17

Ishaan Banerji, Class of 2019 Over the last weekend, Ashoka Hammerheads, the Ultimate Frisbee team, participated in a national tournament in Surat, called Surat Ultimate Open, one of the four tournaments of the year-long UPAI(Ultimate Players’ Association of India) tour. The tournament was conducted on the 17th, 18th and 19th of November, at Fountainhead School… Keep Reading


Third-year undergraduate student Success Sibanda, who hails from Zimbabwe, writes on his experiences with racism and internationalism in India and Ashoka. “ I know I ain’t from here  There’s a lot I gotta bear Coz my family isn’t here When I need an ear to listen they missing  Some people dissing me for being black  Only a few got my back They… Keep Reading

Speed Reads: Dispo and the Crow

Himali Thakur, Class of 2019 Reading for pleasure is a myth for most of us at Ashoka. It’s sad to see our reading habits slide into oblivion as classes assault us with a never-ending stream of papers and assignments. To save the voracious reader in you, The Edict brings the Speed Reads Series — stories handpicked to… Keep Reading

Gender In An Eggshell

Arush Pande, Class of 2019 Disclaimer: I have not written in detail about gender identities other than male and female. This is in no way to insinuate that I do not recognise the gendered struggle of non-binary identities. I just think that they are politicised differently and including them in this article would not do… Keep Reading

Love Is Not A Victory March

By Anonymous “Azaadi, azaadi! Azaadi, azaadi!” The streets resounded with frenzied chants and slogans. A riot of colours unfolded before my eyes as flags were unfurled, rainbow badges donned and witty banners held up. As the dhols beat, so did people’s hearts, louder and stronger than ever before. The 10th Delhi Queer Pride on 12th… Keep Reading

#OverseasConversations: Dil Se Discourse with Deena

‘Overseas Conversations’ is a series by the Edict wherein we invite students on Semester Abroad program to give the Ashoka community a peek in their various stimulating conversations across borders. In Part 1 of the series, Aaina Singh writes to us from the University of Pennsylvania about her fascinating exchange with Professor Deena Skolnick Weisberg.… Keep Reading

Vincit Omnia Veritas (The Truth Conquers All)

The die has been cast, ladies and gentlemen Kanishk Gomes, Class of 2020 NLU Bhopal students in protest On 10th January 49 BCE, leading a single legion, Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon to march on Rome. In doing so, he committed an act that flouted Roman laws and sparked a civil war within the Republic. Upon… Keep Reading

Know Your Professor: Arghya Bhattacharya

Charvi Saraf, Class of 2019 Source : Professor Argo manages to pull off a “fun-face” and a “serious-face” multiple times in a class. In his first class, he started by acknowledging that his name was tough to pronounce, and gave us permission to call him Argo. Minutes later, we were told about the no-talk, no-phone… Keep Reading