The Independent Student Newspaper of Ashoka University

Referendums and Elections: Charting a Realistic Path

By Aggam Walia (UG’22) Since March last year, we have attended three online semesters, experienced the tragic consequences of the second wave, and dealt with the frustrating ordeals of confinement. Campus politics hasn’t been forgiving either– an online election, a boycott of classes, numerous resignations, yet another round of SH allegations and the dissolution of… Keep Reading

How To Fix a Student Government That Is Built for Collapse

By Mahika Dhar (UG’23) On analysing the issues that the 7th House of Representatives undertook, as well as the structure of the Student Government, it seems inevitable that the end would be with a collapse of its legitimacy. To understand the disintegration of the SG, and hopefully scan for future solutions, one has to look… Keep Reading

Life in a Gorilla Cage- Puberty, Anxiety, and Disparity in Big Mouth

By Malvika Gera, UG’23 With its raunchy dialogue and ability to not shy away from titillated, pubescent teenagers, Big Mouth offers a refreshing take on growing up. Following the experiences of students at Bridgeton Middle School, it dives head first into a raucous mix of emotions, sex, masturbation, menstruation, and self-discovery. Using the liberty that… Keep Reading

The Edict’s EURO Weekly: Quarter and Semi-Finals

Analie Dutta Choudhury, Rohan Agarwal and Kartikay Dutta; UG23 The Quarterfinals and Semifinals of Euro 2020 brought with them plenty of broken hearts, tears, stunners and fairy tales, as, over the course of six action-packed games in a week, we experienced an entertaining contest.  The Euro, which spanned over 11 European cities, is now set… Keep Reading

The Edict’s EURO Weekly: Round of 16

By Kartikay Dutta, UG23 There really is nothing quite like knockout football. You are guaranteed to be on the edge of your seat through the duration of any match — and if the last few days are anything to go by, there are never any guarantees. The round of 16 at the Euros laid witness… Keep Reading

The Edict’s EURO Weekly: MatchWeeks 2 and 3

By Analie Dutta Choudhury and Rohan Agarwal, UG23 The Edict is back with it’s weekly roundups and this time, we’ve got not one, but two match weeks for you to rewind back to! After an exciting fifteen days of football, we have now entered the knockout stages of the Euros. The round of the last… Keep Reading

Ashoka is Stateless. This is How:

By Arya Shukla (UG ’23) and Soumil Agarwal (UG ’23) A Recap of the Events Leading up to the Resignation of the Election Commission: A tumultuous yet historic year in Ashokan politics met with another change when student outrage over the SG’s actions resulted in a lasting impact on the composition of the 7th House… Keep Reading

Safe Spaces and Grey Areas Online

By Hiya Chowdhury , UG23 TW : Sexual Harassment  The recent spate of sexual harassment allegations on the Undergraduate Facebook Group has forced much of the student body to reflect on what a safe university space actually entails. Some have been newly faced with the extent of sexual violence at Ashoka; others have had to slash… Keep Reading

Constitution amended to include section on interim government

On 13th June, the House formally asked the AUEC to call for fresh elections as it unanimously voted to dissolve the 7th HoR. In order to facilitate Student Government activities until the next House is announced, it also amended the Constitution by adding new clauses. These clauses are based heavily on a proposal the AUEC shared which… Keep Reading

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