The TARSHI Team
We thank all staff members, consultants, interns and volunteers - former and current - who have, and continue to contribute to our work towards achieving sexual well-being for all and to the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in India and the region. You are all too many to name individually. We are grateful to each one of you. Thank you!
Here's introducing our current team:
Dipika Srivastava has a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development and Management from the Institute of Engineering and Rural Technology, Allahabad. She has worked in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights for over five years. She has a keen interest and experience in training and reproductive and sexual health related issues.
Dipika‘s work includes coordinating and conducting trainings and workshops, developing Hindi IEC material and publications, documentation, networking and representing TARSHI at national and international fora.
Janette Sunita is a Post Graduate in Business Administration specialising in Marketing and Finance. She has substantial experience working with the UN, Corporate and Social Development sectors. She is Director Administration and Finance for TARSHI.
Madhubala has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from IGNOU. She has been working in TARSHI since 1999. Prior to this, she was teaching. Her interests include teaching and interacting with children, creative pursuits and counselling.
Madhubala handles the front desk, maintains the database of all publications and other resources, and provides administrative support to all TARSHI programmes.
Junior Programme Associate
Medha Kalsi is a Post Graduate in Development Communication and Extension from Delhi University. She has a keen interest in writing articles and exploring aspects of Gender and Sexuality through a feminist lens.
Medha's core responsibilities include working on our social media platforms and assisting with our M&E efforts.
Prabha Nagaraja is a Post Graduate in Child Development from Delhi University. She worked with children with dyslexia and other disabilities before joining TARSHI at its inception in 1996. Her areas of interest include sexuality education for young people and the sexual rights of people with disabilities. She is also interested in exploring therapies and strategies for burnout prevention and self-care of activists and practitioners working in resource-poor settings.
Radhika Chandiramani founded TARSHI in 1996. She is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship for Leadership Development and the Soros Reproductive Health and Rights Fellowship. Radhika trained as a clinical psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS). Her main areas of interest are sexuality and rights. She has co-edited Sexuality, Gender and Rights: Exploring Theory and Practice in South and Southeast Asia (Sage, 2005) and written Good Times for Everyone: Sexuality Questions, Feminist Answers (Women Unlimited, 2008). Radhika is a Consultant with TARSHI.
Senior Programme Associate, Training and Outreach
Ramya Anand is a Post Graduate in Social Work and a Masters in Human Rights. She has done her PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communications and has worked on SRHR and human rights in mental health issues in rural and urban settings. She also conducts sexuality education workshops within school settings.
Ramya’s work includes planning and co-facilitating on-site and online training and outreach programmes and representing TARSHI at diverse fora.
Programme Associate, Communications
Sonali Udaybabu is a media practitioner who lives in New Delhi. With a Master's degree in Mass Communication from MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, she works independently in films and in writing. She has been involved in activism since she was a teen, and enjoys work best when it is towards doing what she believes in.
Sonali’s main responsibilities are to do with coordinating with contributors, selecting, editing and putting together content for our eMagazine, In Plainspeak.
Junior Programme Associate
Sonia Dhawan has Bachelor's degrees in History and Economics from the University of Chicago. She is interested in increasing accessibility to accurate information about sexual and reproductive health and rights.
At TARSHI, Sonia works on information dissemination, M&E, public events and graphic design.
Senior Programme Associate, Communication and Collaborations
Vani Viswanathan has a Post Graduate degree in Development Studies and a Graduate degree in Communication Studies. Her interest lies in communicating on issues around gender, especially women, and she has several years’ experience doing so for non-profits and corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Vani’s responsibilities here include leading storytelling efforts for TARSHI, measurement and evaluation, and working on TARSHI’s collaborations towards improving access to accurate information on sexuality and sexual and reproductive health.
Consultants and part-time team members, Anisha Dutt and Shikha Aleya are currently providing us with valuable support in various projects as well.
And, there's Vicky Kaushik, our trusted office assistant since 1999!