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Akshay Kumar

In the long struggle for GST waiver on sanitary napkins, Akshay Kumar gets to be the hero

We live in a country where citizens’ movements get recognition only when a pseudo-benevolent Bollywood star brings the story on screen.
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.

On Camera

Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?