Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicPeriods

Topic: Periods

How this Chinese retailer is tackling ‘period poverty’

Periods are expensive, but this Chinese company is trying to reduce its burden on women.

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.

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.

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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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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