Jahnavi Jayanth


Jahnavi believes that people being unable and unwilling to challenge our biases is at the core of all conflict. Simply put, why don't more people ask "Why?" with the intent of really listening?

Jahnavi is a graduate of Cognitive Neurosciences and Political Journalism from the nomadic travelling university, Minerva. With students from 60 countries, Minerva was fertile ground for socio-political and cultural conflict. Jahnavi curated dialogue spaces where her college-mates with vastly diverse beliefs asked each other "Why?" they believed what they did, and listened to understand each other. 

Through Bolti Bandh, Jahnavi is continuing to grow this community that listens to those with opposing views into a movement to de-polarise our society.