Articles by: Bulbul Prakash

Greening the Red: Towards sustainable menstruation in India

Greening the Red: Towards sustainable menstruation in India

Gone are the days when menstruation, one of our country’s major taboos, was spoken with a ‘hush’ or a ‘shh’ in our society. With films like ‘Padman’, ‘Phullu’, ‘Period. End of Sentence’, the sanitary pads have suddenly gone mainstream. But let’s not forget the fact the country still has limited acceptance with menstrual cups and the discussion around sustainable menstrual[Read More…]

by 04/05/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Echo chambers , Post – Truth Era and the Fear of  Missing Out: A millennial’s tale

Echo chambers , Post – Truth Era and the Fear of  Missing Out: A millennial’s tale

“I am a millennial. We invented social media. So I should be really good at this” – when Emma from the popular web series starts narrating her tale, it sets my mind on fire. Infact millennials are the  early adopters of social media and have embraced these platforms widely as a main form of communication. It was during my bachelors that Whatsapp started[Read More…]

by 09/06/2020 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
The Embarassing state of Kerala’s maternal health care: effect of the Kerala model

The Embarassing state of Kerala’s maternal health care: effect of the Kerala model

Health system in India has seen several incongruities since its independence. Public health expenditure, inspite of repeated promises in election manifestos as well as in policy documents towards raising it to 2.5 to 3 % of GDP, remains around 1 to 2 %. The the existing health care infrastructure is flawed and inadequate; the hospitals are under-staffed, under-financed compelling the[Read More…]

by 14/03/2019 3 comments Life/Philosophy
Problematizing Hetero Normative Space: Possibilities of Unisex Toilets

Problematizing Hetero Normative Space: Possibilities of Unisex Toilets

“There will be a time, when tourists will come to India to visit the colourful toilets”, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the Swachch Shakthi -2019 awards ceremony. The Swachch Bharat Campaign,’clean toilets’ target, Swachch Sundar Shauchalaya contest, have all raised an active debate around what toilets we should be able to use. On an average, a person uses the[Read More…]

by 15/02/2019 3 comments Patriarchy