It is both sad and annoying that half the population of our nation thinks that the totally natural phase that women go through every month is a taboo. Channels are still changed when a sanitary napkin ad plays and conversations turn into murmurs when people talk about periods in the open. A case in point, at a press conference held for Whisper recently, a misinformed journalist was too shy and embarrassed to ask Parineeti about periods, and the actress, who is known for her unabashed nature, cleared all his queries about the ‘problem’ of periods. Hats off to Parineeti!

PERIODS. There, I said it out loud.