A Firm Gives Period Leave To Men And Women And The Waterman Of Churu Quenches People's Thirst

A Bengaluru firm's unique initiative and a man who quenches the thirst of hundreds in the hottest place in India

V. Kumara Swamy Published Jun 19, 2020 20:50:08 IST
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A Bengaluru-based news portal for start-ups, Horses Stable News, has launched a unique initiative. It is now offering menstrual leave to not only its female employees but also their married partners so that they can take care of their wives.

The two-day, paid menstrual leave has been welcomed by everyone with many asking other organizations to follow suit. Horses Stable News has said that it wants to provide equal opportunities for growth to both men and women. The scheme, called ‘Nay to Yay’, shows their ‘empathy’ towards men who may want to spend time with their wives during this stressful period.

Saloni Agarwal, one of the co-founders of the company, hopes that their initiative will help break the menstrual taboo. The two-day paid leave will not be treated as a sick leave, the company has clarified.

Source: UNI India


The Waterman of Churu

Sujangarh in Churu, Rajasthan, is considered to be one of the hottest places in India. Despite the scorching heat, one man, for the past four years, has taken it upon himself to quench the thirst of this town.

Mohammad Aabad goes around in his auto, modelled as a hut, speaking on a loudspeaker and asking people to drink the refrigerated water he carries around. It is safe too as an RO filter is installed with the water tank.

Aabad, who started this service to honour his brother Mohammed Seth who had passed away in a road accident, has a unique way of grabbing attention. The speakers in his auto always blare out patriotic songs.

According to The New Indian Express, Aabad provides his water-service throughout the summer. The water dispenser has disposable glasses and it costs Aabad ₹2,000 per day. Despite the occasional donations he receives, most of the expenses are borne by him.

Aabad can be regularly seen in places with a high footfall, such as markets, bus stands and prominent street crossings.

Source: The New Indian Express
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