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Ayush Jain

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

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


Three Lessons of Teaching

At a time when academic bureaucrats are obsessed with ‘ranking’ and ‘measurement’, a teacher speaks of what is immeasurable—the joy of teaching.

Good Morning, 2022!

Amid divisive politics, brutalization of human consciousness, technological violence, hollow spectacles and superficial education, the linear movement of the calendar time takes us to...

The New Leam celebrates its fifth year…Carrying the Lamp of Truth

At a time when gigantic corporate  media houses shape our ways of seeing the world, it is not easy to remain committed to a...

The Sickness of MCQ Pattern of Exams

Is it the time to be aware of the danger implicit in the popularization of the MCQ pattern of standardized tests and examinations? 

COVID-19 Awareness:Looking Towards a Localised Communication Strategy for Rural India

The article looks at the need for developing a localised communication strategy targeted towards rural India.