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Sylvia Karpagam

Dr. Sylvia Karpagam is a public health doctor and researcher who has worked closely with organisations and groups located in India. She is also an illustrator and makes the occasional sardonic comic.

Feminist talk

Food for the social media soul: Why Indians viciously debate nutrition online

Posted Mié 8 Mayo 2019 - 14:22 | 6,152 views

Food and in particular nutrition for children is a widely debated topic on social media, media and onground in India, and the reason for this is how caste plays a role. This article breaks down why the imposition of veganism or a savarna diet would harm children who are poor and do not have access to the same privileges as others.

Image illustration: drawing of a woman in a sari serving a dish with fish on it

Feminist talk

If it’s not on Whatsapp, it never happened

Posted Lun 8 Oct 2018 - 10:06 | 1,076 views

How do we use social media in activism? Do we reflect on our practices, on the instrumental ways of referring to people and communities that is used in reports and publications? Here is a story that looks at the use of Whatsapp by activists and what it means about unacknowledged hierarchies and barriers even within progressive spaces.

Comic by Sylvia Karpagam