vending machines for sanitary napkins

It is no taboo that menstruation is a taboo in our culture. We all have stories of channels switched, feet shuffled and awkward glances exchanged as whispers of the world used blue liquids and white bottoms to offer a solution to that time of the month. Or of wondering why our mothers used adult diapers.(…)

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Sanitary pads

Menstruation being a taboo subject for years, women resort to using old rags, which are secretively washed and dried in dark non-ventilated areas in unhygienic conditions. This ‘unclean’ cloth has led to numerous health problems, making us believe that cloth is ‘unhygienic’ and ‘dirty’ – which is far from the truth. Cloth if used and maintained hygienically(…)

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13 Reasons Why

If you are a parent, especially a parent of tweens and teens, I sincerely recommend you watch the series “13 Reasons Why” on Netflix. I recently watched it on the recommendation of a friend and was gripped for all 13 episodes. As a person who works on sexual violence prevention, it was fascinating to watch(…)

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Raja Festival, Odisha

In Indian context, Menstruation of a woman is a subject to be hushed and treated with lot of hypocrisy. Even one of the prominent brand name for Sanitary napkins is “Whisper”. As if this natural phenomenon of menstruation is a taboo, a disease and the woman becomes untouchable, suddenly every month. The very biological quality,(…)

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Fatima Agarkar

Growing up in a family where ‘equality’ meant helping those less fortunate and not gender inequality, where ‘religion’ was defined as work ethics instead of Hindu and Muslim, I consider myself extremely fortunate to have the kind of foundation to be able to realise my dreams. FAMILY SUPPORT Family support has been my backbone. While(…)

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Safety with style: Aditi Chadha on setting up Dazl wearables

Hi there! Last time I had shared with you about the exciting opportunity I had received to experience drinking directly from the firehose and to have been selected for the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. Over 6,200 global ideators and entrepreneurs applied to this world renowned program and finally 120 were(…)

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Gender Equality

Ok, I confess. I recently  read Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl. I decided to check out the book after hearing that the author had delved deep into the psyche of the Indian girl and claimed to represent the reality of the Indian women. In the book, the Indian girl’s first boyfriend rejects her because she(…)

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Bella Hadid Wardrobe Malfunction

This week, my Twitter and Facebook feed was full of Bella Hadid’s Cannes wardrobe malfunction. With clickbait-y headlines like “Bella Hadid suffers a SERIOUS wardrobe malfunction!”. Woah? Serious? I absolutely HAD to click. She looked stunning in her satin gown, a true figure of beauty and I kept thinking- ” where is this serious malfunction?(…)

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11 Tips To Start A Successful Business Picture Credits: erenkocyigit.com

Failures gives way to lessons and eventually success. But we as humans are not so accustomed to celebrating failure. In fact, we do the worse; we take failure as something depressing, which leads to wasting time and effort in overcoming it. Why is failure considered so awful? And who decides the standard of success? This is(…)

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Run for Fitness SheThePeople1

When I was growing up in Delhi, I’d watch my father and brother don their running shoes and set off each evening for a run. They’d usually return in 45 minutes, but on some days they’d  show up after more than an hour. When asked where they went, they’d casually describe a 20 km route(…)

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Jobs for Her

On a rainy Saturday in Mumbai, women on a career-break (including one whose break hadn’t yet started – 8 months pregnant!) gathered in the in Bandra-Kurla Complex to meet leaders of industry who had come together to MentorForHer spearheaded by connecting portal for women on a career break – JobsForHer. The idea? Get the women(…)

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Women's fitness fest

We live in an overstimulated world, packed with demanding targets and grades; a world growing ever so tense that we are forever close to fatigue and fail to understand why. The answer is simple really – we have forgotten we were designed to be outdoorsy says Diipti Jhangiani in this guest post for She The(…)

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Birth Control Pill linked to depression

Our teenage years are meant to be full of mistakes, experiences, learning, realisations, crisis and changes or as Taylor Swift lyrically puts it, “Magic, madness, heaven and sins.” Natasha Kothari Basically, it’s a roller coaster where you have no choice but to go right down, upside down in order to come right back up. That(…)

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Draupadi, Panchkanya

Women have traditionally been considered as the weaker sex all over the world. Not only in India but even in Europe and U.S. women have historically been limited by the definitions provided by society as well as the men in their lives. Dr Vineet Aggarwal, explores perspectives on Shakti worship in India and the power(…)

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Women Safety Hands Indicative

“Childless.” They toss the word like an epithet at one. I should know. I had my son after eight years of being married, and for most of that time, I was quite content to not have a child. But then evil things happened with the hormones and I morphed into a ball of mush and(…)

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Tahani Aziz

Wearing the hijab isn’t about clothing but a way of life. The struggle that comes with wearing the hijab later in life is different from what one undergoes if they start wearing it from a younger age. I have come a very long way, as has my hijab writes, Tahani Aziz, a geologist and a writer by(…)

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