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Shachi Irde

Welcome to Clearing The Haze – Making the invisible visible, a podcast show that discusses topics that are usually invisible or just hazy. Hosted by Shachi Irde.

Shachi wears many hats and is passionate about inclusion. She is an industry recognized speaker on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and women in the workplace related topics. She has been recognized by numerous industry forums and has been recipient of “Iconic woman in leadership” award by All Women Economic Forum.

 

Welcome to Clearing The Haze –Making the invisible visible, a podcast show that discusses topics that are usually invisible or just hazy. Hosted by Shachi Irde. 

Shachi wears many hats and is passionate about inclusion. She is an industry recognized speaker on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and women in the workplace related topics. She has been recognized by numerous industry forums and has been recipient of “Iconic woman in leadership” award by All Women Economic Forum. 

Our topic for today – The Bitter Pill. In this episode we will discuss on the primary healthcare challenges for women in vulnerable sections of society.

Good health is first essential for survival and then for quality of life. Improvement in health status of the people has often been regarded as an index of social development. Reports also state that the health of a country’s female population has profound implications on the health and education of children. The economic well-being of households, as well as good health for the women themselves. 

Our guests for this discussion are – Monalisa Padhee and Shruthi Iyer.

Welcome to Clearing The Haze –Making the invisible visible, a podcast show that discusses topics that are usually invisible or just hazy. Hosted by Shachi Irde. 

Shachi wears many hats and is passionate about inclusion. She is an industry recognized speaker on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and women in the workplace related topics. She has been recognized by numerous industry forums and has been recipient of “Iconic woman in leadership” award by All Women Economic Forum.

Our topic for today – Acknowledging Ability. More specifically, we will be talking to our guests from The Xavier’s Resource Center for the visually challenged.

Vision is one of our five senses. Being able to see gives us tremendous access to learning about the world around us—people’s faces their expression, play of colours, how different things look like in the physical environments where we live and move, including approaching hazards or dangers in our path.

Blind people or people with visual impairment can be as effective as sighted people as they learn to use other senses and methods to learn, the learning that takes place via vision for others.

Despite being as effective as sighted people, they experience social exclusion. The people who cannot see beyond blindness are the biggest obstacle. 

Our guests today are Dr. Sam Taraporevala and Mr. Krishna Warrier, here to clear the haze by busting some myths and help us embrace new understanding of how to include blind people in our lives.

Our focus in this episode is Trials & Tribulations of Women in Media. Our two guests today are Harvinder Khetal an award-winning journalist working with The Tribune as Assistant Editor and Amarjot Kaur a Chandigarh-based journalist with nine years of experience in covering culture, sub-cultures, LGBTQ and gender issues, politics, protests, education, music and art.
Harvinder Khetal is an award-winning journalist working with The Tribune, Chandigarh, for over 29 years in progressively senior positions. At present, she is an Assistant Editor and part of the editorial team of the paper that looks after the edit and oped pages. Her main duties include writing editorials on the burning issues of the day. The topics range from health, environment, politics, gender and education, especially those concerning the regions of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. In the course of her nearly three decades of career, Harvinder has helmed and produced various editions of The Tribune. She has also reported news stories and written insightful articles and columns for The Tribune. One of her best moments was when she received the Prem Bhatia Fellowship for Young Journalist for her work concerning the Punjab farmers in the year 1998. Harvinder holds masters degrees in the subjects of English as well as Mass Communication from Panjab University, Chandigarh. Having qualified the UGC-NET test, she has also been a guest lecturer with the Mass Communication Department of the University.
Amarjot Kaur is a Chandigarh-based journalist with nine years of experience in covering culture, sub-cultures, LGBTQ and gender issues, politics, protests, education, music and art. A part-time singer and full-time feminist, Amarjot has, during the course of her work as a journalist, come across several instances where women have faced discrimination in a patriarchal setup. She dreams of a gender-fluid world where a person’s sex does not dictate their choices in life.

Our focus in this episode is Transgender and Family Reconstruction.

The term ‘transgender’ describes a person’s gender identity that does not necessarily match their assigned sex at birth. This word is also sometimes used as an umbrella term to describe groups of people who transcend conventional expectations of gender identity or expression.

Transgender people may or may not decide to alter their bodies hormonally and/ or surgically to match their gender identity.

Today, we have with us two eminent personalities Nila Ma and Jesulyn Divya with whom we will discuss their experiences and learn from them challenges and aha moments.

With Nila being a transwoman and with Jesulyn inequalities faced by the Trans people. Jesulyn is student of Alliance Française Madras, finalist of Eloquentia competition 2019 on “Inequalities in Transgender” speech.