Decoding GST on sanitary pads

ARUNDATI MURALIDHARAN & TANYA MAHAJAN Why does GST matter? After a year-long zealous campaign on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for sanitary pads by Members of Parliament, activists, students... Read more

Together, making a lasting impact!

ISHITA RAMPAL India, a country home to over 1.3 billion people, is equivalent to 17.7% of the world’s total population. Along with the varied culture and diversity, emerges an overwhelming... Read more

How the WASH sector can contribute to the National Nutrition Mission

ARUNDATI MURALIDHARAN The recently approved National Nutrition Mission provides an opportunity to integrate water, sanitation and hygiene interventions for improved nutritional outcomes for children and women. The Government of India’s... Read more

Making ‘No Shame in Menstruation’ a Reality!

VIKAS KATARIA Have you ever seen a group of young girls talk about one of most tabooed topics in our country – menstruation – and that too amongst strangers? Well,... Read more

Access Denied! Will Intent Translate into Action for PwDs

FARRUKH KHAN The current momentum under the Swachh Bharat Mission to make the state of Uttar Pradesh Open Defecation Free is commendable but needs to pay a little more attention... Read more

Taxing bathtubs, reviving rivers and saving turtles: Impressions from the State level Jal Chaupal in Uttar Pradesh

AVINASH KUMAR Do you know, if you see turtles hanging around a river, it’s a sure sign that the river is living? Do you know that rivers retain their surface... Read more

Within the sanitation agenda – a call for thoughtful integration of handwashing

 ARUNDATI MURALIDHARAN The Swachh Bharat Mission has provided unparalleled impetus to toilet construction in India, promising improved health outcomes as a result. Safe toilets undeniably play a vital role in... Read more

Menstruation taboos: Reaching out only to adolescent girls is not enough

Shamed for a period stain, a young girl ends her life. It makes us rethink –is addressing menstruation related taboos by reaching out only to adolescent girls enough? A young... Read more

The women warriors of Odisha

As the country debates about the plot and portrayal of characters in the latest movie ‘Toilet-Ek Prem Katha’, meet the real life heroes of Deogarh district, Odisha who led the... Read more

Water security issues in peri-urban areas

Some key takeaways from the SaciWaters Conference on issues of water security in peri-urban areas (26-27 July 2017) as we build our approach towards them. The SaciWaters Conference was rich... Read more