Author: Ravneet Kaur

Father’s Day Special: 5 Reasons You Need Paternity Benefits at the Workplace

Two decades ago, a brand-new baby would have toppled the responsibility scale in favor of the mother. The father’s role then, would have been largely limited to raking money into the bank and putting food on the table. Over the years, a cultural evolution has paved the way for more even-handed parenting, with both parents pulling equal weight in the parenting department. New-age penguin dads, here’s looking at you. 5 Reasons Workplace Paternity Benefits Should be Non-Negotiable Recently, India was spotlighted by UNICEF for being one among over ninety countries without paid paternity leave. Startling, considering the staggering Indian...

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Sustainable Menstruation – Looking Forward to “Happy Periods”

Last week, Lalitha Subbarao Nanjundayya Memorial Trust (LSN Trust) conducted a ‘Happy Periods’ awareness session at St. Vincent’s Church, Cooke Town, Bangalore. The session was conducted for young girls and underprivileged women. Gynecologist and Sustainable Menstruation activist – Dr. Meenakshi Bharath was invited as the chief guest and speaker for the event. The engagement with the participants focused on topics like – women’s reproductive health. One of the most crucial topics discussed under this was “menstrual hygiene and taking charge of their own body.” The ultimate aim of the campaign was to highlight the three benefits – no rash,...

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ASRTU Pledges to Conserve the Environment

On June 5th, 2018 the team from Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU) celebrated this World Environment Day differently. The team took a pledge to protect the environment and conserve nature. Eminent personalities highlighted issues pertaining to the changing environment and measures that can help combat impact. At an awareness session conducted by OurHealthMate, there was a clear message communicated about damage to the environment, its effect on human life and health. The session was addressed by two leading professionals in their respective fields – Ms. Shefali Bakshi, an environmental expert and Dr. Shaili Tomar, a renowned nutritionist....

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Mother’s Day Chronicles: How My Company Helped Me Embrace Motherhood

Manisha Deshpande is a management consultant and mom to a four-year-old son and an eight-month-old daughter. In this story, she highlights her diverse pregnancy experiences, how she struggled with the ‘fifth trimester’ and how returning to work was far easier the second time around. When I delivered my son in 2014, I had decided that I would vault back into life as I knew it, within four months of my delivery. I had a blossoming career at one of India’s leading consulting firms and I saw my maternity break as a brief corporate hiatus. My first day back on...

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