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

Comprehensive programming for menstrual health in schools in India

Schools offer a crucial chance for menstrual hygiene programmes to make transformations that will benefit adolescent girls long into their futures. This Menstrual Hygiene Day, Arundati Muralidharan, WaterAid India’s Policy... Read more

How my piece on YKA got my workplace to make washrooms more accessible

Access to toilets is a major concern in our country. What is worse is that over 54 lakh citizens with mobility impairment are almost ignored when it comes to access... Read more

A member of the housekeeping staff shares how “educated people” behave

Radhamma, a middle-aged housekeeping staff feels appalled at the way in which educated people behave. During an interaction, she shared that even though people have all the money and education,... Read more

Water security planning brooks no more delays

With the onset of summer, the usual problem of water scarcity has started haunting the people of Odisha yet again. From the beginning of the summer season every year, despite... Read more

Joining the dots of water wisdom at FSM4 in Chennai

Aiming to share and brainstorm potential solutions, formulate policy recommendations that promote best practices, and identify lessons learned in how to make Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) an integral part of... Read more

Standing up for the Ganga – Adventure for a purpose

For most of my life, I harbored a deep suspicion of non-profits or ‘chanda collectors’- especially the kinds who used to knock on our door with a book of receipts... Read more

A member of the housekeeping staff shares how “educated people” behave

Radhamma, a middle-aged housekeeping staff feels appalled at the way in which educated people behave. During an interaction, she shared that even though people have all the money and education,... Read more