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April 2019

Economics Weekly Seminar: Abhishek Chakravarty

April 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:40 pm
AC 02 LR 105

Title: Is Knowledge Power? Education and Political Candidacy in India Speaker: Abhishek Chakravarty, Manchester University Time: Wednesday, April 10, 6:30pm Venue: AC 02 LR 105 Abstract: We exploit a national school-building programme across India to examine whether increased access to education also increased citizens' entry into electoral politics in subsequent years. We find that the programme significantly increased educational attainment among cohorts exposed to the programme during school-going age, with women seeing the largest gains. Treated constituencies also see 5-8% increase in the…

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Indelible Ink: A Workshop on Electoral Journalism

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
AC 01 LR 103,
Ashoka University
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Date: 10 April Time: 5.30 PM-6.30 PM Venue: AC 01 - 103 (Old Academic Block)

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The Great Ashokan Weekend

April 12 - April 14
Ashoka University Campus

Date: 12th -14th April The 3-day event, organised by the Ashoka University Resident Assistants (AURA), aims to celebrate the unique aspects of this campus community that has been built over the years as a result of interactions between students with diverse backgrounds. It aims to recreate traditions, memories and values that Ashoka has come to uphold as a residential campus. Every year we spend in Ashoka, it is 5000 hours that disappear in the countless chai sessions and heated debates, long…

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Workshop on Community Networks and Institutions

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
AC 02 LT 110,
Ashoka University India
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Workshop on Community Networks and Institutions Time: Friday, April 12, 9am - 6pm Venue: AC 02 LT 110 Event Details:  This semester Kaivan Munshi, Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge, is visiting the Economics Department at Ashoka University during the week of 8-12 April, 2019. With his body of work in mind, we are organizing a one-day workshop on the theme of Community Networks and Institutions on April 12, Friday. Six presenters from various institutions, including Kaivan Munshi, are presenting their work on…

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Yellow Line Express | Ferozeshah Kotla Fort

April 13

Date: April 13, 2019 DBF will transport you to William Dalrymple’s City of Djinns, the shadowy and mysterious world of Sufis, Fakirs and unknown saints, the place where belief and spirituality challenge the limits of logical explanations, a place which is the last refuge for those who have given up on usual avenues of religious practice. Where devotees come and write letters to the Djinns of Feroz Shah Kotla Fort, stick coins to the walls of the mosque, offer milk,…

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April 15
Ashoka University

Date: 15th April 2019 Venue: Lawns outside the mess Abhivyakti is a celebration of the shared experiences of the Ashokan community that bring us closer together. It is a platform for everyone to share stories and experiences of their engagement with social issues using different mediums like art, literature, music, etc.  

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Comedic Visions: Interrogating Humour and Satire – A CWC Research Forum Discussion Panel

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Date: 16 April Time: 6 PM-7.30 PM  

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Some Buddhist Arguments for Consciousness as the Fundamental Reality of the Universe

April 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Date: April 17, 2019 Time: 13:30-14:45 Speaker: Professor Alex Watson, Ashoka University  

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Economics Weekly Seminar: Mausumi Das

April 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:40 pm
AC 02 LR 105

Title: Death and Capital: Physical and Human Capital Investment under Mortality Shock Speaker: Mausumi Das, Delhi School of Economics Wednesday, April 17, 1:30 - 2:40pm AC 02 LR 105 Abstract: Two questions motivate this paper: (i) to what extent can dynastic altruism substitute for missing annuities in maintaining overall investment under lifetime uncertainty, and (ii) how does lifetime uncertainty affect the pattern of investment and economic development? In a life-cycle model, parents value the transfer of tangible assets to their offspring in the event of premature death…

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Yellow Line Express | Chandni Chowk

April 20

Date: April 20, 2019 The walk will begin at Brij Mohan chowk and continue through Subhash Park, Kasturba Hospital, Jagat Cinem and Urdu Bazar. We shall learn of the history of each site and sample the food on offer. You can look forward to mouth watering seekh kabas at Qureshi, fish kebabs, tikkas, chicken malai tikka, fried chicken, paneer ki barfi, meethey samose, chicken at Aslams, sweets, sheer maals, tandoori parathas and lots more! If this wasn't enough, those interested in traditional perfumes  are…

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