Monthly Archives: May 2020

May 2020



Time to laud the efforts of another real life hero Mr. Arunachalam Muruganantham and the reel & real life couple Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna. Mr. Arunachalam has revolutionized the lives of countless woman who were not able to afford sanitary pads and thereby had to compromise on hygiene. This work by Mr. Arunachalam was [...]

Padman… 2020-06-14T16:24:36+00:00

Menstruation Hygine


Sanitory pads are disposable and must be discarded after one use. Menstrual Health Alliance India states that 45% of the menstrual waste primarily sanitary napkins, is disposed of as routine waste along with another household garbage. 13% of menstrual waste is thrown in open spaces such as rivers, wells, lakes and by the roadside, followed [...]

Menstruation Hygine 2020-06-14T16:21:26+00:00

Lahu se kaisi sharm…


In my earlier post, I had indicated that I will review information about the reach of menstrual hygiene methods amongst the women in rural India. According to survey reports, the usage of sanitary napkins among Indian women is 48.5% in rural areas, 77.5%in urban and 57.6 % overall. There has been an increase in the [...]

Lahu se kaisi sharm… 2020-06-14T16:18:39+00:00

Mentsruation Myths


One of the early stories told by my mom was that when Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati were young, it was the men that would get their periods and bleed from their armpits. One day when Shiva had to go on a war, he couldn’t. Parvati being the eternal best wife that she is, told [...]

Mentsruation Myths 2020-06-14T16:12:15+00:00