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#NewsBytesExclusive: IIT-Delhi engineer, whose start-up focuses on female-hygiene, gets candid

23 Oct 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: IIT-Delhi engineer, whose start-up focuses on female-hygiene, gets candid

It's no secret that menstruation invites frowns and tight-lips. No one really wants to talk about it, but there are some who are not only starting conversations but also taking it to another level.

New advertisement questions what would happen if all men menstruated

07 Oct 2019

New advertisement questions what would happen if all men menstruated

The conversations around menstrual hygiene is slowly finding their way to common discourse. Dismantling age-old taboos and misconceptions takes its time and a period-proof underwear manufacturer, Thinx, is hoping to smoothen the process.

IIT girls develop affordable, eco-friendly device to clean reusable sanitary-napkins

19 Aug 2019

IIT girls develop affordable, eco-friendly device to clean reusable sanitary-napkins

Two IIT students have invented an innovative low-cost, eco-friendly device that not only offers a solution to menstrual health and hygiene but also reduces biomedical waste.

#HealthBytes: Top online resources to learn about sex

22 Jul 2019

#HealthBytes: Top online resources to learn about sex

If one goes by history, it is clear that relying on schools to teach you or your teenagers sex education is a bad idea.

Indian women losing uteruses over illiteracy, unemployment

12 Jul 2019

Indian women losing uteruses over illiteracy, unemployment

A few months ago, there were reports of several cases of hysterectomies (surgical removal of the uterus) among women sugarcane cutters in Beed, Maharashtra.

Factories found giving illegal 'painkillers' to women during periods

15 Jun 2019

Factories found giving illegal 'painkillers' to women during periods

Much has been said of the exploitation of labor in our capitalist world, but it's not enough given how toxic labor abuse can get.

Kerala: Student-teacher team creates affordable sanitary-pads from world's worst water-weed

28 May 2019

Kerala: Student-teacher team creates affordable sanitary-pads from world's worst water-weed

A student-teacher team from AKMHS School in Kerala's Kottoor has created low-cost sanitary napkins from water hyacinth, also called the world's worst water weed.

Mumbai: 100+ sanitary-pad vending-machines to be installed for Police personnel

12 Apr 2019

Mumbai: 100+ sanitary-pad vending-machines to be installed for Police personnel

In an attempt to improve menstrual hygiene among its women personnel, the Mumbai Police has decided to set up sanitary pad vending machines at 140 locations across the city.

Bareilly man sets up 'PadBank,' distributes sanitary napkins for free

22 Mar 2019

Bareilly man sets up 'PadBank,' distributes sanitary napkins for free

Despite being a completely natural biological process, menstruation is often brushed off as a taboo topic in the Indian society, particularly among the uneducated rural masses.

New 'period emoji' is for a greater cause. Here's why

15 Feb 2019

New 'period emoji' is for a greater cause. Here's why

In the era of text messages and smartphones, an emoji is worth a thousand words.

Nepal: Woman banished in 'menstruation' hut dies of suffocation

04 Feb 2019

Nepal: Woman banished in 'menstruation' hut dies of suffocation

In a tragic incident, a woman in Nepal is suspected to have died due to smoke inhalation while she was banished to a hut during her period.

Indian Railways helps woman passenger on period with sanitary pad

17 Jan 2019

Indian Railways helps woman passenger on period with sanitary pad

Traveling during menstruation can be daunting.

#HealthBytes: 5 simple ways to deal with period pain

29 Dec 2018

#HealthBytes: 5 simple ways to deal with period pain

During menstruation, discomfort around the abdomen, lower-back and thighs is common.

Three Indian-origin students among TIME's most influential teens of 2018

21 Dec 2018

Three Indian-origin students among TIME's most influential teens of 2018

Three Indian-origin students - Kavya Kopparapu, Rishab Jain, and Amika George - have been named among TIME magazine's list of 25 most influential teens of 2018.

#HealthBytes: 5 home-remedies to get relief from menstrual cramps

16 Nov 2018

#HealthBytes: 5 home-remedies to get relief from menstrual cramps

During menstruation, discomfort around the abdomen, lower-back and thighs is common.

PMS+Depression: Here's what PMS does to my depression

27 Sep 2018

PMS+Depression: Here's what PMS does to my depression

Last week, I had my period. Normal, right? Well, not normal.

#HealthBytes: Top 5 food items that can help induce menstruation

08 Aug 2018

#HealthBytes: Top 5 food items that can help induce menstruation

To have a balanced hormone levels in the body, and general mental and physical well-being, regular menstruation is important for every woman.

Menstruation, an inevitable biological process, yet a taboo

04 Aug 2018

Menstruation, an inevitable biological process, yet a taboo

Menstruation has been stigmatized since time immemorial. It is considered a taboo and women undergoing it called impure, in spite of menstruation being an inevitable monthly occurrence.

Menstruation, an inevitable biological process, yet a taboo

13 Jul 2018

Menstruation, an inevitable biological process, yet a taboo

Menstruation has been stigmatized since time immemorial. It is considered a taboo and women undergoing it called impure, in spite of menstruation being an inevitable monthly occurrence.

'We use ash/dust/sand during menstruation,no sanitary-pads': Maid's tale moves employer

08 Jul 2018

'We use ash/dust/sand during menstruation,no sanitary-pads': Maid's tale moves employer

Akshay Kumar-Sonam Kapoor-Radhika Apte starrer 'Padman' brought to attention a crippling problem in India, where sanitary napkins are a luxury rather than a necessity.

J&K women follow 'PadMan' idea to make low-cost sanitary pads

06 Apr 2018

J&K women follow 'PadMan' idea to make low-cost sanitary pads

Women of Jammu and Kashmir have started making low-cost sanitary pads with assistance from the Rural and Development department under its 'Umeed' scheme, which is aimed at empowering rural women.

How is Rajasthan dealing with taboo around menstruation?

26 Feb 2018

How is Rajasthan dealing with taboo around menstruation?

With Akshay Kumar's recent film 'PadMan' bringing the issue of menstruation mainstream, Rajasthan is trying to go the extra mile by creating awareness on the taboo subject of menstrual health with specially designed campaigns.

Mallika Dua refutes rumors; says she doesn't oppose Akshay's PadMan

08 Feb 2018

Mallika Dua refutes rumors; says she doesn't oppose Akshay's PadMan

In a tweet, Mallika Dua has refuted rumors that she doesn't agree with Akshay Kumar's movie PadMan.

#PadManChallenge: Breaking taboos or smart movie advertising?

04 Feb 2018

#PadManChallenge: Breaking taboos or smart movie advertising?

Several Bollywood A-listers are clicking photos with a sanitary pad and posting it on their social media timelines.

Phullu's director accuses PadMan makers of cheap publicity

25 Jan 2018

Phullu's director accuses PadMan makers of cheap publicity

PadMan might have averted its clash with the magnum opus Padmaavat, but there seems to be a bigger and a more serious clash awaiting it.

'PadMan' to be screened at the Oxford Union

18 Jan 2018

'PadMan' to be screened at the Oxford Union

If you thought 'PadMan' would face loses due to its clash with the most controversial movie of the year, 'Padmaavat', wait till you read about its recent feat.

Akshay reveals the age he got to know about menstruation

15 Jan 2018

Akshay reveals the age he got to know about menstruation

Actor Akshay Kumar who is known for his socially relevant films will be next seen in another such film titled 'PadMan' which deals with taboos surrounding menstruation.

Can PadMan help address India's period woes?

10 Jan 2018

Can PadMan help address India's period woes?

In India, condoms and bindis/sindoor are tax-free, but not sanitary pads.

Himachal's Kullu district begins 2018 by raising awareness about periods

03 Jan 2018

Himachal's Kullu district begins 2018 by raising awareness about periods

Attacking an age-old tradition, Himachal's Kullu district welcomed the new year by spreading awareness about periods.

Patanjali's new products: Diapers, sanitary napkins planned next year

26 Dec 2017

Patanjali's new products: Diapers, sanitary napkins planned next year

Patanjali is expanding its range of products even further. According to spokesperson SK Gupta Tijarawala, the FMCG brand is looking to launch diapers and sanitary napkins next year.

Padman Trailer: Akshay's film breaks stereotypes

15 Dec 2017

Padman Trailer: Akshay's film breaks stereotypes

The trailer of the most awaited film of 2018, 'Padman' was unveiled by the man himself, Akshay Kumar on Twitter on Friday.

Manushi Chhillar, Haryana CM announce free sanitary napkins for schoolgirls

01 Dec 2017

Manushi Chhillar, Haryana CM announce free sanitary napkins for schoolgirls

Now that Manushi Chhillar has won the Miss World crown, she is taking on the social campaigns she said she would.

Is Akshay Kumar a social "superhero"?

27 Nov 2017

Is Akshay Kumar a social "superhero"?

Akshay Kumar unveiled a new poster of his upcoming film 'Padman' which is being produced by his wife, Twinkle Khanna.

Padman: 4 things you should know about the film

17 Nov 2017

Padman: 4 things you should know about the film

Call it a formula or a technique but Bollywood's action king, Akshay Kumar has always managed to associate himself with films concerning social problems. The next in line is 'Padman'.

'Sabarimala will become a sex-tourism spot if women are allowed'

14 Oct 2017

'Sabarimala will become a sex-tourism spot if women are allowed'

The Sabarimala Temple board chief has major problems with women being allowed inside. He seems to have pretty strong reasons: if women enter, the temple will turn into a "sex tourism spot like Thailand", he believes.

Why are these health workers collecting used menstrual pads?

11 Sep 2017

Why are these health workers collecting used menstrual pads?

India has a quarter of the world's cervical cancer patients. The European Journal of Cancer Prevention attempted to understand why this disease was prevalent.

12-year-old kills herself over period-shaming. Time to wake up now?

01 Sep 2017

12-year-old kills herself over period-shaming. Time to wake up now?

In a tragic case, a 12-year-old student in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelvelli killed herself allegedly after she was period-shamed by her teacher.