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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 Isa Ayidh 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

An Open Letter Responding to Ex-CEO’s Op-Ed in The Edict

By Amola Mehta (UG21) and Maanya Saran (UG21) Dear Shashank and everyone else, We’d like to begin by saying that, as fellow alumni of the Election Commission, we were very happy to see you candidly engaging with questions that afflict Ashokan politics. We are penning this letter in response to your 25th January op-ed in… Keep Reading

Not A Typo, But A Purpose: decoloniszing our bookshelves

By Anjana Ashok, UG 22 Team ‘decoloniszing our bookshelves’,  Vika Mujumdar, Madhushree Kulkarni, and Kimaya Kulkarni, is a collaborative community project focusing on making literature and art by authors of marginalized and intersectional identities more visible. The Elevator Pitch Vika, Madhushree and Kimaya are three friends pursuing different majors at different universities. One thing they… Keep Reading

England’s Tour of India 2021: A Brief Preview

Rohan Agarwal, Undergraduate Batch of 2023 After the euphoric victory over Australia in one of the best Test series of all time, the Indian Cricket team return to the subcontinent to host England in a two-month-long series. England’s tour of India is one that has everyone’s attention as India look to secure qualification to the… Keep Reading

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