Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Topic: Padman

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.
Central transfers can make up some, not all, of the inequality in India (Representational image) | PTI

India needs to fix the growing inequality between poorer east and richer south

Social sector spending by the poorer states remains lower than in the better-off ones. If they are to catch up, this is the opposite of what it should be.

Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics?

The Karnataka Congress called a legislature party meeting Friday to address the issue of horse trading in the state and put up a show of strength. The Congress ...