A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South
In Plainspeak is TARSHI’s digital magazine that creates content and generates knowledge and discussion on issues of sexuality and sexual and reproductive health and rights in the global South. We publish two issues on a theme every month. In the last five years we have published articles on over 60 different monthly themes ranging across Sports and Sexuality, Disability and Sexuality, Science and Sexuality, Humour and Sexuality, and many more. In Plainspeak also has an interesting selection of features like video interviews, podcasts and thematic short films. A cross-cutting theme across all forthcoming issues is: How can we expand safe, inclusive sexuality-affirming spaces?

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:

Anisha Dutt is a Senior Programme Associate 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.

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).

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.

Rohini Banerjee who was the Programme Associate, Communications from 2018 – April 2020.

Technical Support: 

Vinita SaxenaReal Time Consultants 

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