Pirouette, Pirouette, Plié: A Woman’s Performative Purgatory

Written by Siya Sharma A silver-tongued spectre darkens the honeyed, sun-dappled expanse of a woman’s mind. A mind that impetuously dares to throw its flimsy glass windows open so the light can pour in. It nestles itself staunchly in the shadows it has cast, and within those shadows, it lingers. The cold begins to seep … More Pirouette, Pirouette, Plié: A Woman’s Performative Purgatory

Facial-Recognition Technology: The Other Side of the Patriarchal Coin

Written by Qudsia Rahman, edited by Rhea Khandelwal Sitting in an airport, a woman looks troubled – she is unable to find her charger. Maybe she left it in her hotel room, or perhaps it is right there in her purse and she just can’t find it because of all the rushed emotions. On the … More Facial-Recognition Technology: The Other Side of the Patriarchal Coin

WeVoteWise3.0: An Interview with Priavi Joshi, the First Woman President of the Student Government (Part II)

Interview by Ariba and Sagnik Puri, edited by the Core Team. As a part of our WeVoteWise3.0 campaign, we interview Priavi Joshi, the first woman President of Ashoka University’s Student Government (Sixth HoR – 2020-21) to know about her experiences as a representative of the student body and while serving in a leadership position that … More WeVoteWise3.0: An Interview with Priavi Joshi, the First Woman President of the Student Government (Part II)

WeVoteWise3.0: An Interview with Priavi Joshi, the First Woman President of the Student Government (Part I)

Interview by Ariba and Sagnik Puri, edited by the Core Team As a part of our WeVoteWise3.0 campaign, we interview Priavi Joshi, the first woman President of Ashoka University’s Student Government (Sixth HoR – 2020-21) to know about her experiences as a representative of the student body and while serving in a leadership position that … More WeVoteWise3.0: An Interview with Priavi Joshi, the First Woman President of the Student Government (Part I)

#WeVoteWise 3.0: Dhamma

Written by Qudsia Rahman, edited by Core Team About the Series The undergraduate student body will be electing its Seventh House of Representatives in the month of February. The previous years of Ashokan politics have presented both the candidates and the voters with multiple challenges, encouraging the community to actively participate and resolve key issues … More #WeVoteWise 3.0: Dhamma

#WeVoteWise 3.0: Tarz

Written by Anandi Pandey and Rohit Rajak, edited by Core Team About the Series The undergraduate student body will be electing its Seventh House of Representatives in the month of February. The previous years of Ashokan politics have presented both the candidates and the voters with multiple challenges, encouraging the community to actively participate and … More #WeVoteWise 3.0: Tarz

#WeVoteWise 3.0: Prakrit

Written by Siya Sharma and Hiya Chowdhury, edited by Core Team About the Series The undergraduate student body will be electing its Seventh House of Representatives in the month of February. The previous years of Ashokan politics have presented both the candidates and the voters with multiple challenges, encouraging the community to actively participate and … More #WeVoteWise 3.0: Prakrit

#WeVoteWise 3.0: Independent Candidate, Kshitija Chavan

Written by Rohit Rajak and Anandi Pandey, edited by Core Team About the Series The undergraduate student body will be electing its Seventh House of Representatives in the month of February. The previous years of Ashokan politics have presented both the candidates and the voters with multiple challenges, encouraging the community to actively participate and … More #WeVoteWise 3.0: Independent Candidate, Kshitija Chavan

#WeVoteWise 3.0: Independent Candidate, Harshit Kumar

Written by Damini Jain, edited by Core Team About the Series The undergraduate student body will be electing its Seventh House of Representatives in the month of February. The previous years of Ashokan politics have presented both the candidates and the voters with multiple challenges, encouraging the community to actively participate and resolve key issues … More #WeVoteWise 3.0: Independent Candidate, Harshit Kumar

NEP: New Education Policy or New Discrimination Policy?

The New Education Policy (NEP) will overhaul the lives of students all over the country as it overhauls the current education system. At the core of this policy lie the principles of centralization, capitalism, and exclusion. Taking alarming decisions, this policy seeks to extend government control over even primary classes by bringing the Anganwadi system within it. This not only undermines the past efforts to establish this system, but it exposes students from different backgrounds to a uniform system that will in essence not be uniform for anyone given the inherent inequalities that exist in our society. The universalization of education will not occur in isolation, it will be by virtue of the societal differences, which favor those who are privileged. … More NEP: New Education Policy or New Discrimination Policy?

She The People

Written by Aakangsha Dutta Edited by Arya Khare and Tara Rai. For an eighteen-year-old who has always struggled with fighting back against the subtle suppression of a patriarchal society, watching the glass ceiling shatter, as a woman of colour, was riveting. When Kamala Harris, in her acceptance speech, commemorated her mother as well as the … More She The People

The Legacy of Savitribai Calls for Revolution Today

Written by Anandi Pandey, Hrishita Chaturvedi, and Ishika Kundu. Shabd, maati ki mahima ka bakhan nahin kar sakte, Dharti ka gahan anurag unse hai, Jo use apne pasine se seenchte hain. (Words cannot convey the glory of the soil. The land is fond of those who water it with their sweat.) – Savitribai Phule Savitribai … More The Legacy of Savitribai Calls for Revolution Today