Books  /  Published 09.05.19

Should menstruating women stay away from places of worship?

The Sabarimala Confusion: Menstruation across Cultures — A Historical Perspective By Nithin Sridhar, Vitasta, Rs 895...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

Health  /  Published 26.02.19

Menarche to menopause

A woman’s reproductive life lasts from menarche to menopause. Menarche occurs when the ovaries start to release hormones that act on the uterus. Menopause occurs when the ovaries gradually fail. Bot...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Opinion  /  Published 27.02.19

Films can help bring about positive change

Should the success of the film, Period. End of Sentence, at this year’s Academy Awards be looked at as a watershed moment in the uneasy relationship between art and entertainment? The optimist may n...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 08.02.19

Kanakadurga: Lessons in courage and integrity

Can the Travancore Devaswom Board, entrusted with the management of the Sabarimala temple — the shrine in the eye of a storm — learn a thing or two from Kanakadurga? This woman from Kerala — she...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 31.01.19

The alarming state of women's health in India

The National Health Profile, 2018 has thrown up some worrying figures about women’s reproductive health, especially in West Bengal. It shows that 71.9 per cent pregnant women in the state do not hav...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 06.12.19

First arrest on period ritual in Nepal

Nepali police have detained the brother-in-law of a woman who died in a menstruation hut, in what is believed to be the first arrest over the outlawed tradition, officials said on Friday.Many communit...
By AFP in Kathmandu

Opinion  /  Published 01.03.19

Oscar could spark conversation about menstruation

Feel the heatSir — It was baffling to read about the massive fire that destroyed around 300 cars at the Aero India 2019 air show that was recently held in the Yelahanka air base in Bangalore (“300...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 26.02.20

Unrealistic goal

Sir — Cases of tuberculosis are on the rise in India. Yet, the Union health minister, Harsh Vardhan, has set a goal of eradicating TB from India by 2025. One problem with TB is that it is often cons...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 26.10.18

Why should rules of worship be carved in stone?

It is all a question of priorities. So for the Union minister for textiles, Smriti Irani, it would be natural to think first of textile products or commodities related to these. It proves her dedicati...
By The Editorial Board in

Technology  /  Published 25.08.19

Wearable therapy could help ease period pain

A team led by a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering has developed the world’s thinnest wearable hot water bottle to relieve menstrual pain in ...
By Liz Do in Toronto


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