A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South: We are working towards cultivating safe, inclusive, and self-affirming spaces in which all individuals can express themselves without fear, judgement or shame

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 more than seven 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 and curate content on issues around Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in the Global South. The magazine aims to be as informative and creative as earlier, with new features like videos, thematic short films, and a range of articles and resources curated from the web. We also publish 30 Hindi articles in a year.

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:

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.

Dipika Srivastava who was a Programme Manager at TARSHI, helped 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.

Technical support: 

Vinita SaxenaReal Time Consultants

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


TARSHI (Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues) is a non-profit organisation based out of New Delhi, India. We believe that all people have the right to sexual well being and to a self-affirming and enjoyable sexuality. Read More