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Banished for Menstruating

2 I was eleven when I first bled. I was too scared about what I was going through. I remember running up to Amma crying loudly, “Amma, call Acha back. I am dying. I have cancer.” That’s what Indian cinema and two deaths from cancer in the extended family did to my tiny mind. In a hushed voice Amma...
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Children and Festivals | Lina Speaks

0   In a world of increasing globalisation a child in India not only celebrates Diwali but also Halloween. A child in Australia not only celebrates Christmas but also experiences Diwali. Road signs in Western countries read ‘Diversion ahead due to Ganesh Chathurthi procession’. The great thing about this is that it promotes...
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#Period Pride: Breaking Stereotypes

0 Menstruation is a taboo. Period. The recent debates on Sabrimala and menstruating women entering temple has seen endless debates and the #Readytowait vs #Righttopray campaign by Times Now saw huge response pouring in. For people who back the #ReadytoWait campaign, implies they also support old, “traditional” practices like Sati...
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Food for glowing skin

0 Glowing, radiant, dewy, luminous skin is always in fashion and faces that require zero foundation must depend on something other than good genes and effective products. I believe that beauty is inside out and what you eat reflects on your skin! You can try the most expensive skincare but...
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Plan B | Apurva Purohit

1 Nobody seems to have a ‘plan b’ in their lives these days and certainly not the younger generation for sure. While traveling to school, we used to be given extra money for our fare in case the bus didn’t come, and back-up money to be hidden in an inner...
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Raising Awareness in Schools

6 Recently we visited a public school in Hyderabad to address girls. As I started to introduce myself and shared that the topic of discussion was menstrual hygiene management, the room when the quiet and the I could see the girls share curious glances with each other. The girls seemed...
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Money Matters | Tejal Gandhi

0 Your financial questions answered by the experts! Q: I would like to start planning my finances with the start of the new financial year. I am 30 years old, single and earn about Rs 60,000 per month. My net amount for investing is around Rs 30,000 per month. In...
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