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Menstrual leave is a good idea, but will it help break the taboo?

Menstruation in India is still a taboo subject. Most women ask their female colleagues for a pad in hushed tones, making sure their male colleagues do not overhear them. In a situation like this, going up to your boss, especially if he is a man, and demanding a leave on account of your period is not something that a lot ... Read More »

Debate on paternity leave: Making haste slowly?

  The paternity leave debate sparked off by Maneka Gandhi’s statement that for most men it would be a ‘holiday’ raises complex questions. The commentary that Maneka’s statement has attracted has largely been negative, and she herself has subsequently softened her position, underlining the need for a more `sophisticated’ Bill. Maneka’s views on the question of paternity leave have variously ... Read More »

Debate on paternity leave: Making haste slowly?

The paternity leave debate sparked off by Maneka Gandhi’s statement that for most men it would be a ‘holiday’ raises complex questions. The commentary that Maneka’s statement has attracted has largely been negative, and she herself has subsequently softened her position, underlining the need for a more `sophisticated’ Bill. Maneka’s views on the question of paternity leave have variously been ... Read More »