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:
Programme Associate, Communications
Ambica holds a BA (H) History from Miranda House and an MA in Gender Violence Conflict from the University of Sussex. Her research is focused on gender based violence in conflict, sexual and reproductive health and rights and decolonising sexuality. She has experience conducting research and SRHR workshops in India, Nepal and the United Kingdom.
Ambica's responsibilities in TARSHI include assisting in developing reports, briefs and communication strategies, including on social media.
Programme Associate, Online Communication and Public Education
Chitrangi has an MA in Critical Gender Studies and an MSc. in East Asian Relations. Her diverse research interests include gender and security studies, posthumanist feminisms, comprehensive sexuality education, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. She has previously worked as a comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) trainer and has developed training modules on CSE.
Chitrangi's responsibilities at TARSHI includes co-editing the digital magazine In Plainspeak and co-facilitating training programmes and sessions on sexuality and SRHR.
Manager Human Resources and Administration
Kiran holds a postgraduate degree in Human Resource Management from Kurukshetra University with 7 years of experience in Admin and HR.
At TARSHI Kiran handles our Human Resources and Administration functions, which include coordinating with various people within and outside the organisation to ensure our smooth functioning.
Programme Associate, Communications and Public Education
Nidhi has a Post Graduate Degree in Gender studies from Ambedkar University, Delhi. She completed her undergraduate degree in Economics (H) from Delhi University and later found her interest in working in the domain of gender and sexuality.
Nidhi's key responsibilities include creating content for social media and conducting background research for various projects.
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 Officer
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.
Research and Communications Officer
Shikha Aleya is a post-graduate from XLRI Jamshedpur. Across three decades of professional experience, Shikha has worked on connected themes including child protection, sexuality, gender rights and gender based violence, human-animal connection, empathy, caregiving and disability, and emotional and psycho-social well-being.
Shikha works with TARSHI teams focusing on the digital magazine In Plainspeak, stress and burnout prevention, sexuality and disability, and SISA (Safe, Inclusive, Sexuality Affirming) research and guidelines for policy and advocacy.
Senior Programme Officer
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.
And, there's Raghunandan Kumar our driver-cum-office assistant and Shahar Bano who keeps the office clean and us fortified with coffee and tea!