Friday, 30 September, 2022

Topic: Menstruation

‘Hot Mango Chutney Sauce’—a Pakistani girl’s struggle to live, bleed and die with dignity

In her path breaking anthology, ‘Period Matters: Menstruation in South Asia,’ Farah Ahamed delves into the female menstrual experience—a largely taboo subject.

Short-sleepers are more likely to suffer from irregular and heavy periods

We analysed survey data from 574 menstruating females from age 24 to 40.

How ‘pad bank’ set up by Allahabad University students is helping slum residents junk rags

Shuruaat Pad Bank — set up in January 2021 — offers free pads to beneficiaries. It has around 300 beneficiaries from slums across Prayagraj.

Why women feel more cold than men

Some people feel cold no matter the season or temperature. There are many reasons for it.

No budget for free sanitary pads as Karnataka govt wants to ‘save funds’ for Covid fight

Karnataka govt didn't allocate funds for Shuchi scheme in March as it wanted to streamline its budget to 'save funds' to fight the Covid-19 outbreak, say officials.

On my first day of Covid ICU duty, I bled in my PPE. Periods happen, even in a pandemic

On Menstrual Hygiene Day, we can’t ignore millions of Indian women and girls who still don’t have access to safe sanitation — even in Covid pandemic and lockdown.

India’s workplaces need to understand menstruation better. Period

Offices that acknowledge women's periods create equitable workplaces, ones that create a safe space for women in the profession.

Menstruating woman cooking food for husband will be reborn a bitch: Swami Krushnaswarup Dasji

The swami leads a sect that runs the college in Bhuj, Gujarat where 68 girls were forced to remove their underwear in a menstruation check.

Sabarimala temple, Gujarat college or PMS jokes: How Indians loathe menstruating women

Women from a college run by followers of Swaminarayan Temple in Gujarat's Bhuj were ‘paraded’ to washrooms so teachers could check if they were bleeding from their vagina.

Supreme Court refers Sabarimala review petitions to larger bench in split verdict

The judgment means the 2018 Supreme Court order allowing women of menstruating age into the Lord Ayyappa temple in Kerala's Sabarimala remains in effect.  

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.