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Sanitary pads in a store (representational image) | Commons

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.
Dr Kamna Kakkar in a PPE suit | Photo source: Author

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.
Representational Image | People working at an office | Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

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.
File photo of Swami Krushnaswarup Dasji of Swaminarayan Bhuj Mandir | Youtube

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.
The survey also found no correlation between income and happiness among women and said it 'is almost the same in women in all categories of employment' (Representational image) | Commons

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.
File photo of Sabarimala temple | PTI

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.  
School students in Kathikhera start giggling on the mention of periods

Less than 20% menstruating girls & women in India use pads. Here’s how to overcome barriers

Most girls remain unaware of menstruation until their first menstrual cycle. The lack of awareness means they do not prioritise it as an essential health need.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee

Apple has a menstruation emoji now, and here’s why it matters

Gender activists call Apple's move 'interesting' for 'visibilising and normalising taboos'.

Don’t ask women the period question. Ever

Women in many cultures have been denied equal access to public spaces and career opportunities for one reason: having a uterus.
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Symptoms of schizophrenic women change tones with menstrual cycle, study shows

Study was conducted at a tertiary care mental hospital in eastern India, where the moods of 40 schizophrenia patients were monitored for 15 months.

On Camera

Floodwater gushes through a street following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad, Wednesday, 14 October, 2020.| PTI

Pollute oceans and it’ll come back at us like it did in Andhra, Telangana: Manpreet Badal

We don't seem to have learnt the lesson from cyclones Ockhi and Amphan and continue to dump toxic wastes in the Indian Ocean. Our punishment this time could be severe.

Kotak Mahindra Bank is exploring taking over IndusInd Bank

IndusInd, however, denied any sale talks, calling it a rumour. It said the bank’s founders reiterate their full support 'now and always'.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.