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 |  Below The Belt  |  8-minute read
Haji Ali, Women in mosques, Periods, Menstruation

Women in Mosques: Are menstruating women the real threat to Islamic shrines? Or does the problem lie elsewhere?

Is the real problem over letting women into barred holy places actually allowing the sexes to mingle? And perhaps to forget the purpose of visiting a holy place? What is that purpose anyway?


 |  7-minute read
Whisper, Menstruation, Periods, Period. the end of sentence

Period has won the Oscars. Why it’s time for companies making sanitary napkins to drop the shame around menstruation

Mainstream advertising leaves much scope for a lot to be done.


 |  3-minute read
Menstrual Hygiene, Period pain, Periods, Menstrual cup

I used a menstrual cup and here’s why I think you too should make the switch

To the men reading this, ensure the women in your lives use it too.


 |  3-minute read
Periods, Sabarimala protests, Smriti Irani, Sanitary napkins

I went to a friend’s place with a blood-soaked sanitary napkin. Guess what happened?

A sanitary napkin is not an instrument of protest, insult, desecration or shock. It is just a need.


 |  9-minute read
Periods, Health, Women, Endometriosis

How I've learnt to live with endometriosis, a disease which needs a cure and empathy

Endo is one of the main causes of infertility, and it can take all the joy out of sex.


 |  2-minute read
Periods, Menstruation, Bollywood, Twinkle Khanna

What Twinkle Khanna feels about Pad Man breaking the period taboo

The Akshay Kumar starrer film shines a light on the taboos around menstruation and emphasises on hygiene.


 |  6-minute read
Akshay kumar, Periods, Patriarchy, Padman

Why India can't get over patriarchy, pottyarchy and periodarchy

Let's begin with some hard questions.


 |  5-minute read
Menstrual Hygiene, Menstruation, Periods

What it is like menstruating while at work — and what women want

Some women shared distressing incidents that serve as a grim reminder of the lack of period assistance at the workplace.


 |  5-minute read
Supreme Court, Periods, Menstruation

Why Supreme Court must not see temple ban on menstruating women as 'tenet of religion'

It is deplorable that India is still struggling with these retrograde, unscientific and irrational beliefs.


 |  3-minute read
Menstruation shaming, Periods, Sanitary pad vending machines, Supreme Court

Supreme Court to get sanitary napkin vending machines, our offices need it too

Apart from the obvious benefits to women, the machines will also help wipe off the silly secrecy around menstruation.