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2020

Nightingales Lead: An account of a Federation’s work during the COVID 19 Pandemic

IAWS Virtual Conference –  Gender during Covid-19: Perspectives from North-East India

2017

The journey of menstrual hygiene management in India

Feminism in India – Intersectional Feminism Desi Style

2017

Men in menstruation – are we addressing the elephant in the room? 

Collaborative Article; Jatan Sansthan and Ecofemme

2015

Men – Missing in Menstrual Management Design

The Third International Conference on Design Creativity (3rd ICDC) Indian Institute Of Science, Bengaluru, India

2015 

Green is the new colour for menstruation. Uger fabric pads show the way through a sustainable perspective

ICoRD 2015 – International Conference On Research into Design, Indian Institute Of Science, Bengaluru

2015

No, do not, cannot, must not; be quiet ‐ re-examining the rulings, restrictions and superstitions around menstruation.

Students Magazine, for Swathy Karthik, Student, Masters Programme, Mass Communication, Pondicherry University

2015

Where users are designers and researchers: women collaborate in menstrual product design.

Design Research Symposium: Design Research in Professional Practice. National Institute Of Design, Bengaluru

2014

No more room for error: Spaces must be made for ergonomic and sustainable menstruation management at the work place.

International Ergonomics Conference HWWE 2014

Guwahati

2014

It’s time to take the bull by the horns – menstrual product debris can be reduced by using Uger fabric washable pads

Design for Sustainable Well being and Empowerment– Indo Dutch International Conference, Indian Institute Of Science, Bengaluru

2014

Restructuring anatomies – A case study of Uger reusable sanitary napkin and its potential for scale up

Conference: Design for a billion – IIT, Gandhinagar

2014

Kahani Her Mehine Ki – The Same Story, Every Month – A Learning Tool on Menstruation for the Visually Impaired

Journal: Terra Haptica 

Section: Report of an Experience

2012

Body Expulsions and Rural Community Health – Spaces, Perceptions and Management Systems

International Rural Network Conference – Whyalla – Australia

2020

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Nightingales Lead: An account of a Federation’s work during the COVID 19 Pandemic

Authors Names: 

Ms.Daiahun Khonglam, Dr.Lakshmi Murthy, Ms.Smriti Kedia

Institutional Affiliation: 

Ms. Daiahun Khonglam, Incharge of Nightingale Federation under NERCORMP, Changlang

Dr. Lakshmi Murthy and Ms. Smriti Kedia of Jatan Sansthan, Rajasthan

2017

The Journey Of Menstrual Hygiene Management In India | #ThePadEffect

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Men in menstruation – are we addressing the elephant in the room ?

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2015

MEN – THE MISSING PIECES IN THE JIGSAW PUZZLE OF MENSTRUAL MANAGEMENT DESIGN

The Third International Conference on Design Creativity (3rd ICDC)

Bangalore, India, 12th-14th January 2015

Green is the new colour for menstruation. Environmentally sustainable, Uger fabric pads, shows the way

Author : Lakshmi Murthy

Vikalpdesign, Udaipur, Rajasthan and Ph.D. Student, Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India

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No, do not, cannot, must not; be quiet ‐ re-examining the rulings, restrictions and superstitions around menstruation.

This article has been written for a Students Magazine, for Swathy Karthik, Student, Masters Programme, Mass Communication, Pondicherry University, March 2015

Author : Lakshmi Murthy, ellemurthy@gmail.com

Where users are designers and researchers: women collaborate in menstrual product design.

Keywords – reusable, pad, sanitary, collaboration, research

Author : Lakshmi Murthy, Ph.D Student, IDC, IIT Bombay and Vikalpdesign, Udaipur

2014

No more room for error: Spaces must be made for ergonomic and sustainable menstruation management at the work place.

Keywords – ergonomics; sustainability, menstruation; reusable; workplace

Author : Lakshmi Murthy, Ph.D Student, IIT Bombay and Vikalpdesign, Udaipur, Rajasthan,

It’s time to take the bull by the horns – menstrual product debris can be reduced by using Uger fabric washable pads

Author : Lakshmi Murthy

Vikalpdesign, Udaipur, Rajasthan and Ph.D. Student, Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Restructuring anatomies – A case study of Uger reusable sanitary napkin and its potential for scale up

Conference : Design for a billion – IIT Gandhinagar – November 2014

Category : Case Study,

Author : Lakshmi Murthy, Vikapdesign, Udaipur, India and Ph.D Student IDC, IIT Bombay India,

Kahani Her Mehine Ki – The Same Story, Every Month - A Learning Tool on Menstruation for the Visually Impaired

Authors : Lakshmi Murthy, Sadhvi Thukral

Lakshmi Murthy is the founder of Vikalpdesign, based at Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Sadhvi Thukral is a graphic designer, a Masters Programme in Design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India.

2014

Body Expulsions and Rural Community Health - Spaces, Perceptions and Management Systems

Abstract for IRN Forum, Whyalla, July 2012

Lakshmi Murthy, Vikalpdesign, Udaipur, India,