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About The Magazine

 In Plainspeak seeks to nurture a safe, inclusive, and positive space to generate awareness and conversation on difficult and sensitive issues around sexuality, and to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights, and wellbeing. 
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:

Areeb Ahmad is a Programme Associate at TARSHI. He holds a Master’s degree in English from the University of Hyderabad. He likes to work on the intersections of gender and sexuality in literature. He enjoys exploring how the personal and the political, form and content, interact in art. In his free time, he blogs about books on his Instagram.

Chitrangi Kakoti is a Programme Associate at TARSHI. She has an M.A. in Gender Studies from Central European University, Budapest/Vienna and an M.Sc. in East Asian Relations from the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests broadly include gender and security studies, feminist social movements, cyberfeminism, comprehensive sexuality education, and sexual and reproductive health.

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 a Programme Officer with TARSHI. A post-graduate from XLRI Jamshedpur, graduate from Hindu college, Delhi University, she has created independent projects in her interest areas, as well as worked across sectors as a project based consultant. Reading, writing, and exploring some of the lesser known aspects of being are running themes of her life and identity. Areas of engagement over decades include child rights and child protection, gender and sexuality, health, disability and care concerns over a spectrum of life elements and experiences.

Special thanks:

Anisha Dutt Programme Officer, Online Publication, who had been involved in this digital version of In Plainspeak since its inception and curated, planned and coordinated its bimonthly online issue from 2015 till the end of 2021

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.

Anjali Hans who was the Programme Associate, Online Communications from July 2020 – Aug 2021.

Dipika Srivastava who was Programme Manager at TARSHI helped us develop Hindi content for the E-Mag. 

Technical support: 

Vinita SaxenaReal Time Consultants 

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