Description 
Inference in Cosmology has to surmount the intrinsic challenge of a single observational sample of the stochastic origin of structure in light and matter distribution in the Universe. Traditionally, cosmologists have relied on well motivated, simplifying assumptions to overcome this limitation. Current exquisite observations, in particular, of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation, call for inference beyond such “fundamental" assumptions. I describe a quest to draw inferences in cosmology from the observed CMB sky map beyond the assumption of statistical isotropy.
