A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

TARSHI’s magazine is a digital adaptation of In Plainspeak, which was TARSHI’s quarterly publication created as part of the South and Southeast Asia Resource Centre on Sexuality from 2005 to 2009. In Plainspeak has completed close to three years in its digital avatar.

The purpose of the Magazine is to generate dialogue among people in the digital world as well as to create content on issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Global South. The Magazine aims to be as informative and creative as before along with new features like video interviews, podcasts and thematic short films.

About the Team:

As with everything else in TARSHI, this is a team effort! The editorial team works together to solicit original content, curate material from around the Web, translate articles, and collaborate extensively with contributors on refining their pieces. Meet the team:

Dipika Srivastava, Programme Coordinator at TARSHI who is helping us develop Hindi content for the blog. She 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. 

Radhika Chandiramani, founded TARSHI in 1996 and is currently a consultant with us. She 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).

Anisha Dutt is a consultant with TARSHI. A human rights advocate, Anisha has previously worked in the Indian and American nonprofit world around issues of gender, violence and sexuality and has a degree in International Studies from Rochester Institute of Technology, NY. She is also interested in alternative therapy and is currently a healing practitioner.

Shikha Aleya is also a consultant with TARSHI, partner at Caregivers Link, and consultant with the Bapu Trust for Research on Mind and Discourse, focusing on health, disability, gender and rights issues. A post-graduate from XLRI, graduated from Hindu college, Delhi University.

Special Thanks:

Shweta Krishnan who was an integral part of the magazine team for close to two years since its inception in this form, and was instrumental in getting us to even think we could run it!

Shaifali Agrawal for her invaluable volunteer support to the magazine team for several months from March 2016.

Aindrila Chaudhuri for her contribution from November 2014 to March 2015.

Anjora Sarangi for her invaluable volunteer support to the magazine team for several months from October 2016.

Sonali Udaybabu who was the Programme Associate, Communications from 2015 – July 2017.

Technical Support: 

Vinita SaxenaReal Time Consultants 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have at blogeditor@tarshi.net.


Blog Roll

This section has selected cross posts from other blogs and websites relevant to the issue of the month. It features photo essays, personal opinions, articles, poems and other resource links that have been previously published. Feel free to send us recommendations of posts that you think we could include here.

Content Syndication Policy

All content on this e-Magazine is copyrighted. Please write to us for permission if you wish to reproduce or republish any content. The entries are allowed to be syndicated provided that:

  • The content is not modified. This includes, but is not restricted to, the adding of links with or without JavaScript.
  • The content is properly attributed as per the following:
    • For original work: The republished article must carry the blurb:This article [or review/post/video/interview] was originally published in the [month, date] edition of In Plainspeak, an e-magazine on issues of sexual and reproductive health in the Global South.” In addition, the author must be attributed along with their bio as published in In Plainspeak.
    • For content syndicated by TARSHI: The reposted article must carry the blurb: “Curated by TARSHI in [add month and year] in their e-magazine, In Plainspeak [with ‘In Plainspeak‘ hyperlinked to where the article was posted in this e-Magazine].” In addition, the author must be attributed along with a link to the original source.
  • No commercial gain is made by content syndication, including the display of advertisements around the content.
  • Once republished, a link to the article/post be emailed to us at blogeditor@tarshi.net.

All syndicated content should abide by TARSHI’s submission policy. In cases that may require exceptions, please write to blogeditor@tarshi.net. This policy is subject to change without any prior notice.