These Apps for the Ladies

The Government has failed to see through the implementation of laws relating to the troublesome situation of the women in our country. Be it an issue of awareness, our safety, decent sanitation I think it’s best that the revolution come from the people themselves, and what better than the mighty smartphone to aid us in these troubling times. So we’re going to look today at some apps that will benefit women and men alike to build a better world.

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1. Eve Period Tracker and Sexual Health 

This wonderful app is available for free on the app store and the play store courtesy of Glow Inc. With an intuitive but simple interface, Eve helps you keep track of your menstrual cycle, sex health, ovulation period. In a society where talking about issues of sex, fertility, pregnancy still remains a taboo it provides you with a help center and a discussion forum where you can engage in a dialogue on a myriad of biological concerns with other Eve community members.

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2. Amazon, Nykaa, HealthKart, Google, ShyCart

Menstrual hygiene is a task that requires care and discretion. In a country where there are zero to no public toilets, an exorbitant amount of tax on sanitary products, a conscience built around baseless taboos there is a need to question such inhibitions and find alternatives to break free. Companies like Nykaa, Amazon, HealthKart and Google can help us cross this timid bridge with its obstructions since they give you access to a plethora of sanitary products. From condoms, sanitary pads, tampons to vibrating rings and directions to nearest public toilets are all at your fingertips. Some of them even deliver on the same day with prices that cut right through the Big Brother’s dictations. A special mention for ShyCart which, as their name suggests, provide complete privacy for those who still feel shy and awkward but are looking for a hassle free market for their needs. All of these apps are a search away on the Google Play Store and Apple AppStore.

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3. SafetiPin, ICE Personal Safety

It is becoming difficult, day-after-day, for a majority of the population to comprehend the idea of ‘personal’. While there are unnecessary codes, diktat and restrictions to “curb” the problems that plague us, it should be known that any unwanted physical interaction can scar us both, mentally and physically. Lewd and  obscene remarks too can wreak a havoc on any individuals life. Unfortunately, authorities seem to care little to none about safety issues and especially less when it comes to women. The situation is so dire that intelligent people have to dedicate time to worry about such common problems but rightfully so, to instill some sense of hope among the troubled lot.
In a recent news, an MIT student has successfully managed to create a bluetooth sensor to detect and prevent sexual assault. It works as an alarm and sends text to your choice of contacts to alert them of your position. While the concept will take some time to materialize, we’re going to show you apps that can provide you with some much needed safety. These apps here can track, share, analyze your location and inform you if your current neighborhood is safe. They also include a database of nearby hospitals, police stations and Doctors to aid and assist you.

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SafetiPin for Android

SafetiPin for iOS

ICE Contact for Android

HUMOR: After the Tank, government to make these apps compulsory for JNU Students

Over the last couple of years, JNU has managed to garner a lot of interest from across the nation, with it becoming a recurring topic of debate on almost all prime time news channels, owing to what many termed as “anti-national activities”. To change this the government recently announced its plans to introduce a tank to the JNU campus, to instill nationalism in the students.

As a follow-up to this, the government has also decided to make some apps compulsory for all JNU students to further its initiative. These are some of the apps that are being suggested.

Narendra Modi App.

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With over ten million downloads-the NaMo app is the most popular app when it comes to a world leader. It’s been observed that there is a spike in the number of protests by JNU students when the Prime minister finds himself overseas, dealing with issues of key importance, promoting yoga, for instance. Now, these spikes are being seen as reactionary steps taken by students to cope with their longing for their Prime minister. To deal with this, the government has decided to come to make it compulsory for students to download the app- for them to deal with their emotions when the Prime minister is not around, and still feel his presence around them.

3D India Flag Live Wallpaper

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Nothing makes one’s chest swell, and fills one’s heart with the urge to thump it with pride than the Indian flag itself. To instill the much-required nationalism into the hearts of the students, department students seem to be lagging in, other than paying off their canteen bills. The government has come up with the strategy to fix this problem by making sure that the students see an image of the Indian flag every time they check their phones.  By ensuring that the Indian flag is the first thing they see in the morning and the last thing they see before going to bed, the government aims to achieve a two fold purpose- of instilling nationalism, while also saving large sums of taxpayer money by not installing a stratospheric flag(the top of which was also supposed to act as place where Delhiites could occasionally go to breathe) as per original plans.

IRCTC

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Patience is another area that government has found the JNU students to be lagging in. Students can often be seen engaging in heated debates on the campus premise; about the slow rate of change around them. Zeroing in on patience as another area of key importance for their overall growth, and to keep the undue aggression under the garb of intellectual debate in check. The government has decided to introduce booking Tatkal tickets on the app as a part of the curriculum. This, according to the government will be beneficial in incorporating the virtue of patience in student’s personalities.