Juices for PMS, patches for cramps: Period care gets padded up

There are 336 million menstruating women in India, and 36% use disposable sanitary napkins, according to Menstrual Hygiene Alliance of India (MHAI). That’s 121 million women. It’s no surprise then that the menstrual products market is growing. And fast. Valued at $340 million by market research provider Euromonitor in 2017, the sanitary products market in … Read more Juices for PMS, patches for cramps: Period care gets padded up

A digital cure for India’s mental health crisis

Just two months into the existence of Juno Clinic, it was evident the company’s business model wasn’t going to cut it. Founded in January 2016 by Davman Technology Services, Juno was meant to meet a pressing and widespread health need—that of accessible, affordable psychotherapy. To do this, it aggregated independent mental health professionals—psychologists and psychiatrists—on … Read more A digital cure for India’s mental health crisis

India’s crops are feeling the heat in a warming world

Jagtar Singh lost his cotton crop twice. In just over two weeks. First, it was the rains that lashed Chaina village in Punjab’s Faridkot district in the first week of May, just after sowing. The unseasonal rains killed them before they could even germinate. On second sowing, the seeds did germinate. But the crop couldn’t … Read more India’s crops are feeling the heat in a warming world

Much ado about India’s health insurance 2.0 *conditions apply

The Narendra Modi-led government has made a comeback in India. For healthcare, its second-term return greenlights an ambitious health insurance scheme—Ayushman Bharat. The government, over the next five years, intends to provide health insurance cover to the 500 million poorest in the country. Meanwhile, private insurers have a plan of their own. To boost the … Read more Much ado about India’s health insurance 2.0 *conditions apply

Local with solar: As China goes cheap, India loses the beat

When China sneezes, as the (modified) adage goes, the world catches a cold. And India, at least when we’re talking about solar power, is today the first to start sniffling. The year 2018-19 was a special one for India’s solar industry. For the first time since 2014, new installations of solar power declined, by about … Read more Local with solar: As China goes cheap, India loses the beat