Menstrual Equity

Food or Tampons? No one should have to choose between them. In the year 2014 this sentence sparked an entire movement in the United States of America asking the Congress to “Ax the Tax” on all menstrual hygiene products with a proposed bill. This movement called for menstrual equity. Most commonly the phrase menstrual equity … More Menstrual Equity

The Fake News Pandemic And Its Antidotes

With the rise of accessible social media and access to questionable news-sources on the Internet today, fake news has become an epidemic on its own that is disrupting the flow of reliable information and leading to confusion, conflict, and sometimes death. However, we, as discerning citizens, can steer clear of the same. Here are some … More The Fake News Pandemic And Its Antidotes

The Surprises of Newfound Womanhood – How to make girls period-ready

A girl’s first period signifies a major landmark in her journey towards womanhood and attaining physical and mental maturity, and is deserving of recognition. Yes, it isn’t easy and comes with hesitation and uncertainty for those experiencing it – but provided families and communities are adequately educated and open-minded about how to adapt to these … More The Surprises of Newfound Womanhood – How to make girls period-ready

The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 – Scope For Improvement

In a previous article (“Mental Health and Legislation in India” – https://wp.me/pbOGpV-gi), I had dealt with the very urgent topic of mental health, its SDG connection, the related legislation in India and its salient features. In this article, I intend to shed light upon the various shortcomings of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017. A reading … More The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 – Scope For Improvement