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Keerthana Ram

Keerthana Ram is an Indian writer with a background in social work and community development.

Working in the homelessness and mental health space for some years now, she has been involved with innovations led and informed by people with histories of disadvantage. Keerthana is deeply interested in a number of cross-cutting stories revolving around the intersections of gender, disability, mental health, pop-culture, and social justice.

An unapologetic feminist, she enjoys slow afternoons with her grandmother, peppered with freshly brewed coffee, popcorn dribbling with butter and vintage music. When not writing, you can catch Keerthana dreaming about retiring one day to run a library in the countryside with her dogs.

Opinions expressed, if any, are solely personal and do not express the views or opinions of her past or present employers.

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Latest posts by Keerthana Ram

Dalit erasure, or how Rolling Stone India failed to demonstrate diligent storytelling

A special cover by pop culture magazine Rolling Stone India and music platform Majjaa carrying interviews of singers Dhee and Vincent de Paul stirred controversy and widespread displeasure.

The “ticket to happy life” politics of Indian marriages in the context of dowry-related violence

The recent death of 24-year-old medical student Vismaya Nair in the Indian state of Kerala has sparked widespread outrage and renewed discussions over dowries and domestic violence in India.

Amazon Prime TV series dangerously misrepresents Eelam Tamil narratives and histories

An Indian TV show, which launched its second season on Amazon Prime recently, landed deep in controversy for portraying the Lankan Tamils in a highly colourist and problematic manner.

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