Monday, 22 October, 2018

Topic: Menstruation

Devotees and activist protest against the Supreme Court verdict revoking a ban on women's entry to Sabarimala's Ayyappa Hindu temple | Getty Images

Not just a bar at Sabarimala, menstruation has got women ostracised & labelled witches

It may not be the primary argument, but the age bar at Sabarimala has often been justified as an attempt to keep out ‘impure’ menstruating women.
Iffat Omar

A Pakistani TV actor posted a picture with a pad and was attacked for being a bad Muslim

Some people were so infuriated that they threatened to have me thrown out of my country. I am a woman, and any issue related to my gender has no nationality.
Akshay Kumar holding a packet of sanitary napkins in a promotion for Padman

‘Padman’ has started a welcome conversation about periods, but don’t ignore the bad news

In a country notoriously tight-lipped about menstruation, the topic of sanitary napkins, menstrual hygiene, waste disposal and even the taxation of sanitary pads has suddenly gone mainstream.
Arunachalam Muruganantham, the entrepreneur on whom Padman is based.

Real ‘Padman’ hopes Akshay Kumar-starrer will help men understand menstruation

Social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham says the movie ‘Padman’ is getting more and more men to openly talk about women’s periods.
Rakesh Asthana

At the root of the CBI power struggle lies the ‘Gujarat division’

CBI’s top two officers — director Alok Verma and No.2 Rakesh Asthana — have accused each other of corruption. Here’s how this power struggle began. 
tennis

With Djokovic’s recent wins, is it time to anoint him king of tennis over Federer & Nadal?

Novak Djokovic won the Shanghai Masters last week, adding another important title to his victories at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Cincinnati Masters this year.