Friday, May 7, 2021

    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:


    Social Moorings and Distancing: From Living in an Intimate Neighbourhood to Living in a Gated Community

    During the mid- 70’s I grew up in a para (a neighbourhood or locality having a strong sense of community solidarity) in North Bengal...

    Do you have a Right to Protest? The Coronavirus’s Impact on Freedom of Assembly

    The article looks at the impact of the COVID-19 on people's right to protest.

    Colombia gives nearly 1 million Venezuelan migrants legal status and right to work

    Colombia will grant legal status to all Venezuelan migrants who fled there since 2016 to escape their country’s economic collapse and political crisis. The bold...

    How to get COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries – and still keep patent benefits for drugmakers

    The world has a COVID-19 vaccine access and distribution crisis. While almost half of all doses administered so far have been in Europe and North America, while many poorer countries have vaccinated less than than 1% of their populations.

    The Need for Ensuring Authentic Covid-19 Data For Proper Policy Response 

    Scientists have been drawing attention to the  need for a lot of caution to avoid overestimating Covid-19  deaths. This is necessary both to avoid panic and panic-driven unduly harsh measures.