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Colombo Elects First Female Mayor
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Local elections in Sri Lanka last week resulted in the appointment of Colombo’s first female mayor, Rosy Senanayake of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s center-right United National…

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The Real Story of How Pad Man Became Famous by Selling Shame

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This post originally appeared on Mythri Speaks. “If we want to give our daughters Sanitary Pads, we’d much rather buy the good quality ones available in the market. What do you think we are…trying to get rid of some cheap stuff by dumping it on our girls?” These words came from angry mothers of girls from a government school in rural Karnataka. The year was 2010. The “cheap stuff” in question was free Sanitary Napkins distributed through Rotary, made from a low-cost Sanitary Napkin manufacturing machine. The machine was the one set up by a person called Muruganathan, at Mount…