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Deepa Malik

For Deepa Malik, life has never been able to pose an obstacle that could dim her spirit. Brought up in a family of Army personnel and wife to an armed forces officer, she was accustomed to overcoming challenges that the vast majority of us can’t even think of. She experienced 3 spinal surgeries and got …

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cerebral palsy

A new born always brings happiness and the lives of his parents and a feeling of contentment and peace to everyone around. But, this did not happen when Ding Ding was born. He was born with celebral palsy due to a complication during his birth. The doctors in Hubei province, China predicted at the time …

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Iftkhar Ali

The fruits are never hanging low for some people. For them, even simple acts such as getting out of the bed on their own or being able to walk the perfect way is very difficult. But those, who instead of surrendering to their misfortunes take them as a challenge and overcome their disabilities, are the …

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Individuals with intellectual disabilities have mostly faced the hostile, ignorant end of society, with few patches of empathy sewn through. But, even just empathising with the intellectually disabled may not be enough. There is much more that we can do for them. Dr. Madhumati Puri, a specialist in genetics research with All India Institute of …

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disabled

Accepting people for who they are and treating them as equals is one big challenge. People with disability, in specific, are victims of this challenge more than one can even think of. Some give them sympathy, some treat them as a burden, and worse, some treat them as if they don’t exist. This fight for …

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Oliver D'Souza

Oliver D’Souza, from Mumbai, has become the first ever wheelchair-bound qualified football coach in the country after earning his AIFF-D license coaching certificate and would be eligible to coach in schools and at the grassroot level. “I am very happy that I have cleared the course. It was a long wait but nevertheless a sweet …

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Mizoram, the southernmost sister of the north eastern states, saw the opening of their first deaf school in the state’s capital city Aizwal. Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh were the only two states in Northeast not to have a deaf school. But, this year, the former opened its first school for children with hearing impairment. The …

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Going about their daily lives is also a huge struggle for the differently abled. It takes extra efforts for them to do things we don’t really even pay attention to. transportation is specially difficult for them since regular means of transport are not always adapted according to their needs. The entire struggle increases in multifold …

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“When was the last time, you saw or interacted with a person with hearing disability and actually stopped for a moment to think about their lifestyle? What kind of a life do they live when they become adults, and what does socio-economic independence mean to them? Do they also not want to stand on their …

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We often complain about our lives as being tough without thinking about all the privileges we have been blessed with. As much troubled as we may be, having a full functioning body is something most of us can be thankful for. The ones who do not have this privilege are the ones who struggle through …

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