Bayer’s IUD Mirena or the cheaper Emily? Indian women need options

Sathyabhama Ganesan, 50, has had trouble with her period since giving birth to her daughter two decades ago. But matters worsened in 2010. She would bleed heavily, and her stomach would clench so tightly that medicines couldn’t really ease her pain. When her period would arrive, 15 days or 25 days or 35 days after … Read more Bayer’s IUD Mirena or the cheaper Emily? Indian women need options

Say no to Indian censorship: Netflix, Hotstar and co form a code of honour

“I&B ministry won’t censor online video content, for now” “After Amazon, Netflix said to have agreed to censor its content in India” “Amazon opposes voluntary censorship code move mooted by industry” These are just a handful of the headlines that video streaming services in India have managed to make in the last few months. Will … Read more Say no to Indian censorship: Netflix, Hotstar and co form a code of honour

Meet the man who took WhatsApp to the Supreme Court

Russian interference in the US elections via Facebook. The Cambridge Analytica data breach. “Fake news” entering the lexicon. Data security and privacy becoming the need of the hour. Mob violence sparked off by rumours and spread via WhatsApp forwards. A growing drive towards data localisation. The past two years have shaken the world, with governments … Read more Meet the man who took WhatsApp to the Supreme Court

Journey to the centre of EaseMyTrip

There’s MakeMyTrip, the big daddy of India’s travel space. Founded nearly two decades ago, it’s the destination for hundreds of millions in venture funding, listed on the NASDAQ, and bringing in over $600 million in revenue annually. And then there’s EaseMyTrip, in many ways a study in contrasts. Formally registered in 2008 by two brothers, … Read more Journey to the centre of EaseMyTrip

The wicked problem of washing hands in a pandemic

The best defence against Covid-19 is washing hands to a 20-second rendition of “Happy Birthday”. It makes for an easy public service announcement and democratises infection control.   This isn’t a simple fix in India. Washing hands is a luxury when many households don’t have enough water to drink and bathe in. The environmental magazine … Read more The wicked problem of washing hands in a pandemic