First day of your period? Take a day off

The first day of period is uncomfortable for women. Working with menstrual congestion or pain is the most annoying thing for a woman. Considering this two leading corporates have taken an initiative to give the first day of periods for women as a paid leave

First day of your period? Take a day offThe month of July will be a special for the female employees of Culture Machine Media Pvt Ltd, a media start-up  based in Mumbai. As it has taken up an initiative to grant paid-leave to women on the first day of their periods. “First day of period is uncomfortable for women. It is a reality […]

Menstrual hygiene in India is gaining prominence

Efforts by the media, sex education in schools and increasing exposure is leading to prominence in menstrual hygiene among women

Menstrual hygiene in India is gaining prominenceIn an on-going campaign titled, ‘For Every Child’ by UNICEF, the organisation has picked up specific causes and is promoting them. Let’s take the case of the 21-year-old Reema Kumari, the face of menstrual hygiene for the on-going campaign. She is an aspiring singer and instructor on menstrual education. Given that,Kumari has done  a lot […]

You can help Pranali raise funds to cure her bedridden brother       

Sourabh Shete suffered serious injuries to his spine last year, and needs advanced physiotherapy sessions to recover

You can help Pranali raise funds to cure her bedridden brother       Elder siblings almost always have their younger siblings’ back. Same is the case with the Shete siblings from Kolhapur. When Sourabh Shete met with an accident last May and hurt his spine, his elder sister Pranali set all her aspirations aside and made his recovery her life’s only mission. Pranali has initiated crowdfunding and is […]

Indian cancer society manufactures artificial breasts, empowers breast cancer survivors

The artificial breasts come in two types namely cotton and rubber. Lycra fabric is used for this process and latex material is used to give it a shape. Through this project, the organisation is empowering breast cancer survivors. These artificial breasts are made by breast cancer survivors. They are earning their livelihood through this manufacturing work. Many experts are working at the manufacturing center to supervise the women

Indian cancer society manufactures artificial breasts, empowers breast cancer survivorsBreast cancer has been on a rise in India. According to the various reports, it is now the most common cancer in most cities in India, and 2nd most common in rural areas. Breast cancer affects the patients not only physically but mentally as well. The trauma of losing a breast may push them into […]

First baby delivered at ‘One Rupee Clinic’ in Mumbai

The One rupee Clinic has proven its necessity in crowded places. About two months ago, an initiative was started, ‘One Rupee Clinic’ wherein doctors voluntarily give medical treatment for a rupee in select railway stations. Currently, the services of these clinics are available at various stations like Dadar, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Vashi, Wadala Road and Mulund

First baby delivered at ‘One Rupee Clinic’ in MumbaiOn Tuesday afternoon around 2:00 pm when Ghatkopar station was sparsely crowded an unusual scene played out. Gudiya Mohammad Ibrar Shaikh was travelling from Titwala to Dadar to get admitted for delivery when she experienced labour pain at Ghatkopar Station. Unable to bear the pain, Shaikh got down from the train with her husband where […]

India to surpass China’s population, experts press on need for elderly care

The report has highlighted that reduction in the fertility level results not only in a slower pace of population growth, but also rise in an older population. It is estimated that compared to 2017, the number of persons aged 60 or above will be more than double by 2050

India to surpass China’s population, experts press on need for elderly careAccording to United Nations’ report, by 2030, the current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach around 8.6 billion, and around 9.8 billion in 2050. The report also predicted that, in roughly seven years, or around 2024, the population of India is expected to surpass that of China. The population growth is expected […]

Cartoonist Mangesh Tendulkar, who spread awareness on obesity dies

The 83-year-old artist was known for his satirical approach towards socio-political matters and was less known for his crusade against obesity in children. His cartoons are used in campaigns for fighting obesity in children as they conveyed the message in a very subtle way and without hurting anyone’s feelings

Cartoonist Mangesh Tendulkar, who spread awareness on obesity diesMangesh Tendulkar, a noted cartoonist, succumbed to a brief illness in Pune. He was 83 years old. Tendulkar was known for his socio-political satires and as active campaigner for traffic rules, but what he was less known for is his crusade to fight obesity in children. Recently, he drew few cartoons to highlight the issue […]

Villager initiates crowdfunding campaign for fellow resident’s treatment

Mahesh Nimbalkar has appealed for monetary help for daily wage agricultural labourer Amol Kale, who has suffered a serious brain injury, through Facebook

Villager initiates crowdfunding campaign for fellow resident’s treatmentOn June 20, Amol Kale met with a serious accident that landed him into a coma, just a week after his wedding. The 23-year-old, who is an agricultural labourer and a law student, was headed for a farm-related work with his young wife on his motor cycle. The incident took place at a small village […]

Maha govt felicitates BMC for measures of birth control

The state government of Maharashtra felicitated BMC on the eve of World Population Day for effectively implementing No Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) and Postpartum Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (PPIUCD). Apart from BMC, other corporations which have outstandingly performed in terms of birth control measures under family welfare programme were also felicitated

Maha govt felicitates BMC for measures of birth controlOn the eve of World Population Day, celebrated on July 11, the state government of Maharashtra felicitated the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for effectively implementing No Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) and Postpartum Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (PPIUCD). In 2016-17, BMC has done 736 NSVs and around 8,000 PPIUCD and stood first in implementing these birth control measures. […]

Younger generation more positive towards sex change surgery, say doctors

Psychological tests need to be done before giving a fitness certification for gender reassignment surgery, point out psychiatrists

Younger generation more positive towards sex change surgery, say doctorsOn a usual Monday morning, two women walked into Sion Hospital. Both in their late 20s, they awaited their turn to see consulting psychiatrist Dr Sagar Karia. During a chat with Dr Karia, he realised that one of the two women, Sumita (name changed) wished to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Born a woman, she wanted to undergo […]