The Independent Student Newspaper of Ashoka University

Know Your Professor: Amit Goyal

Anirudh Pisharam, Class of 2019 Credit: “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: 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

Sexual Harassment on Campus

Ankita Poddar, Class of 2019 Over the past month, allegations of sexual assault have taken the world by storm. They started with Harvey Weinstein, and the dominos fell one after the other, followed by Kevin Spacey and then Dustin Hoffman. Raya Sarkar, before the 24th of October, was an ordinary law student at University Of… Keep Reading

The Panchayati Raj — A Profile of Professor Rajendran Narayanan

By Vinayak Dewan, UG Class of 2018 Rajendran Narayanan, a profound mathematician, grew up in a middle class household in Calcutta, a city with an extraordinary political consciousness — a city which, in his words, “laid great emphasis on thinking about how a society should be.” Barber shops — where politics from Venezuela to France were passionately debated — became the… Keep Reading

Breaking Down The Kashmir Petition: What You Need To Know

By Shriya Rao and Harish Sai, Class of 2018 The tension created around the reputation and image of Ashoka University — a liberal institution — has stirred major debate about freedom of speech and its use within the campus. However, at the core of this issue is the solidarity letter issued and supported by a few members of the… Keep Reading

They Are Watching Us

By Gauri Bansal, Class of 2018 In light of the recent installation of new surveillance cameras in the residences, The Edict recorded the views of various students around campus and what they feel about these recent additions. The cameras have stirred up debates across the student body. These policy decisions have made them feel alienated… Keep Reading