Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicSanitary pads

Topic: Sanitary pads

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.

One-rupee sanitary pads welcome, but govt’s Janaushadhi stores often don’t have them

Reducing the price of sanitary pads is a great idea, but only works if supply meets demand.

Election Commission to give women voters sanitary pads at ‘sakhi matdan kedras’ in Mumbai

The Sakhi matdan kendras -- polling booths managed by women, have been set up in all 26 assembly segments of suburban Mumbai.

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.

On Women’s Day, Maharashtra gifts all its women citizens affordable sanitary pads

The ‘Asmita’ scheme won’t subsidise or distribute napkins for free – it’ll sell them at nominal prices, and plans to provide them to all women in the state.

‘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.

Congress MP, NGO threaten to take govt to court if sanitary pads aren’t made tax-free under GST

Activists are up in arms over the government's plan to tax sanitary pads at the same level as cheese, cell phones and frozen meat products under the Goods and Services Tax. And there may be at least two legal petitions challenging this decision. KAVEESHA KOHLI

On Camera

YourTurn

Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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