The Independent Student Newspaper of Ashoka University

Reading List and Its Discontents

By Diya Sood, UG ’23 Reading lists are an essential academic function of the study of disciplines in an institutional framework like a university. Canon formation can be deliberate and methodical. When a centralized body dictates the exclusion and inclusion of texts, it dictates what ideas it wants challenged and established. Delhi University’s Oversight Committee… Keep Reading

Whisper? I Hardly Know Her

The Politics Of Public Whisper Networks, A Reprise by Anoushka Shyam (ASP’22) and Sowmya Vaidyanathan (ASP’22) A part of The Edict’s Cultures of Harassment series  Content Warning – This article contains mentions of sexual harassment. In my first year at Ashoka, I attended an orientation meeting of a certain club and was encouraged to make… Keep Reading

Sexual Harassment: Looking Beyond the Binary

By Anubhab (Cyain), UG’22 A part of The Edict’s Cultures of Harassment series Content Warning – This article has mentions of sexual harassment, casteism, gender dysphoria, body dysmorphia, and racism. Even in the 21st century, the world continues to paint itself as one within a binary, despite the existence of those who identify outside this… Keep Reading

AUEC announces election timetable as more House members set to resign

by Aggam Walia (UG’22) TW: Sexual harassment The Ashoka University Election Commission announced on Saturday that the campaign period for the upcoming by-elections would commence on 13th September, Monday. Interested candidates will be able to file in their nomination on the same day until the 20th of September. By-elections for an unconfirmed number of HoR… Keep Reading

SH, Retaliation, and on Being a CASH Representative

by Yukti Saumya (ASP’22) a part of The Edict’s Cultures of Harassment series The onset of the monsoon semester brings to a close a summer that will remain etched in our collective memory for years to come. The third wave of Ashoka’s #MeToo movement was different from its predecessors for one significant reason-this time, perpetrators… Keep Reading

A Dive into the Ongoing Wave of Resignations

By Riddhi Verma Note: In this article, the culture around non-SH related resignations is being examined. Over the past months, campus politics has taken an unprecedented turn. For the first time we have seen such a large number of resignations within the student government (SG), with 4/5ths of the house resigning in a mere 4… Keep Reading

Unprecedented Resignations Continue, AUEC Calls for Immediate Elections

By Hanish Srinivasan (MLS ’22) As the student body wakes to more resignations in their inbox, the Interim Student Government’s strength and future hangs by a thread. The AUEC, in an email shared on 21st August, told the student body that it aims to hold “elections immediately” in order to “mitigate this unprecedented crisis”. While… Keep Reading

1 in 4 Ashokan Women Have Faced Sexual Harassment, Says SH Climate Report

By Hanish Srinivasan (MLS ’22) and Vedaansh Uberoi (UG ’23) The Report On Ashoka University Sexual Harassment Climate Survey, an undertaking of the CASH Policy Research team, hit the inboxes of all the students and alumni on 23rd July 2021. It enumerates data on the prevalence of SH at Ashoka, raising the question — how… Keep Reading

Instagram Confessions Pages: A Story of Faltering Internet Communication

By Eshna Sharma (UG23) and Rutuparna Deshpande (UG23) Anything goes under the garb of anonymity on the internet. It unleashes some of our best and worst behaviours. The case of one anonymous Instagram account, @au.rants.23, managed by some industrious UG23s is another retelling of the story of toxic online spaces. In this first instalment in… Keep Reading

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