Shai Venkatraman


Shai Venkatraman is a Mumbai-based journalist and blogger.

Will Union Budget 2016 prioritize family planning?
Sat, Feb 27, 2016

India has among the worst maternal and infant mortality rates in the world.

Lack of contraceptive choices a leading cause for young mothers’ deaths
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

At 21 per cent India reports among the highest unmet needs for contraception in the world.

With many undocumented, younger brides are at a higher risk of domestic violence
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

There are laws against domestic violence, but what is not acknowledged, even at the policy level, is it’s enormous public health consequences.

Let’s talk about men as agents of change
Mon, Sep 07, 2015

Like women, men too are victims of inequality, believe experts, and they need the opportunity to learn and understand how it destroys them as well as the women around them.

EHSAAS at SNEHA: How this NGO is enabling youth to become changemakers
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

A 2012 Population Council report says that 85 per cent of young people in India lack access to sexuality education, which exposes them to risky or forced sexual activity, multiple partners, early pregnancies, even HIV.