Sunday, September 27, 2020

    Ayush Jain

    5 POSTS
    Ayush Jain is The New Leam Staff Writer - based in Bangalore. E-mail:

    The Violence Embedded in Liberalism and the Complexity of a Modernist Utopia

    The following piece deals with an in-depth understanding of the culture of systematic violence engrained in contemporary liberalism.

    Exploitation, Sustained Effort or Dispossession: Contouring the Urban Narrative Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

    As the pandemic takes a toll, it is important to ask what is shaping the larger political narrative. Is it the commodification of the suffering of the poor and marginalised or a genuine framework of extended state led measures?

    Learning to Live in an India of Turmoil, Turbulence and Decadence of Secular Values

    The following article is a reflection on the contemporary trends of fragmentation, divisiveness and fracture evident in contemporary Indian politics.

    JNU Violence, Democratic Dissent and What it Means to be Politically Awakened in Hard Times

    The recent violence that broke out in JNU, makes us ask pertinent questions on the autonomy of institutions, the culture of dissent and what democracy holds for a youth that knows how to question.

    A Glimpse of the Major Events that Defined the Year for India in 2019

    2019 saw major events in the field of politics, culture, science and research and these continue to hold immense relevance for the years to come. Here is a glimpse.

    Ayush Jain

    5 POSTS
    Ayush Jain is The New Leam Staff Writer - based in Bangalore. E-mail:


    The Need to Look Beyond the Guru-Shishya Paradigm: The Need of Our Times

    While embedded in Indian cultural history, the Guru-Shishya parampara needs to be rethought and critically examined today not to condemn or praise but to delve deep into its roots.

    Social Suffering and Social Justice: A Sociological Reflection

    The following piece highlights the aspects of social suffering and societal justice through the prism of sociological understanding.

    How Should We Read the National Education Policy 2020?

    The article looks at the National Education Policy 2020 with a critical perspective and raises some important questions around the promises it makes and the issues it leaves unresolved.

    A Film, a City and the Tales of Politico-ethical Turmoil

    Is Pratidwandi—a ‘political’ film directed by Satyajit Ray, and released in 1970—relevant today?

    Understanding School Ethos: A View from a Krishnamurti School

    Schools are spaces where we must understand ourselves and others as mutually interdependent & in relationship to one another and to the world we inhabit.