Corona Archives: Hidden-Pockets Collective

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General’s recent remarks on COVID-19 emphasized that “All countries must strike a fine balance between protecting health, minimizing economic and social disruption, and respecting human rights”. When health systems are overwhelmed, we need to make difficult decisions to balance the demands of responding directly to COVID-19, while simultaneously engagingContinue reading “Corona Archives: Hidden-Pockets Collective”


In an imaginary world, every menstruators dream of pausing their periods at least once. But, menstruation doesn’t stop for anyone. It continues its visits every month even during the lockdown! Hidden-Pockets Collective launched a month-long campaign on May/2020 to create awareness about Menstrual Health Management (MHM) during a crisis. It is an unnoticed global trendContinue reading “#BleedingPaused”

Abortion is Care

Abortion is Care Every day, a minimum of 10 young women in Karnataka is looking for help to have an abortion. These women have limited information on where or how to access the services that can help them. They also have limited awareness of their sexual and reproductive health. Studies have found that unsafe abortionsContinue reading “Abortion is Care”

Chennai Namma Ooru: Reflections of a thankful heart #makeyourcityinclusive

Quite often you hear of a place and even without going there your heart tells you in an instant that you are going to be welcomed there. As a young girl from Rajkot (A small city in Gujarat), I had just finished my schooling and first came to Chennai to pursue my college education. IContinue reading “Chennai Namma Ooru: Reflections of a thankful heart #makeyourcityinclusive”

Mental Health Day in WorkSpaces: Do you need a BLOODY break?

Mental health in the workplace is the theme of World Mental Health Day 2017. World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of better mental health. This Mental Health Day 10th October, 2017, we at HiddenContinue reading “Mental Health Day in WorkSpaces: Do you need a BLOODY break?”

#PutARingOnIt : Contraception Options

The 16 Days of ActivismAgainst Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign spanning from 25 November through 10 December happens every year and this year the theme of the campaign is “Leave no one behind: end violence against women and girls. Millions have shared the hashtag #MeToo and other campaigns, exposing the sheer magnitude of sexual harassment andContinue reading “#PutARingOnIt : Contraception Options”

From a Smart City to a Sustainable City? 

First Published on RESURJ , 13th Feb 2018 as part of Reflections. City’s governing body’s plans are used to shape the work and infrastructure in the city over a period of time. When Bangalore Development Authority released the master plan for 2031, at Hidden Pockets Collective we saw this as an opportunity to look at theContinue reading “From a Smart City to a Sustainable City? “

Wonder Down Under

Let’s Talk about Women’s Health! The International Day of Action for Women’s Health is an international observance celebrated on May 28 every year since 1987. This year Hidden-Pockets is inviting the youth of Bangalore to join us for theconversation. Where? At Hidden-Pockets Office, HSR Layout, Bangalore. When? Saturday, May 25th/2019: 05.00 PM How to participate?Continue reading “Wonder Down Under”

Consent Conference: How do we have conversations around consent?

Bangalore witnessed a conference on 27th July,2019, which was an amalgamation of ideas, identities and confusions melted in two languages – English and Kannada. A conference hosted by Partners in Law and Development, Sanagama, Cieds Collective, Alternative Forum and Hidden Pockets was an attempt to bring different communities together to dig deeper in conversations aroundContinue reading “Consent Conference: How do we have conversations around consent?”