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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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Natwarbhai Thakkar and the Nagaland Gandhi Ashram established by him in Chuchuyimlang village of Mokokchung district have worked unceasingly to integrate Naga society with the national mainstream. For many Indians even today, the northeastern states of the country and its people are in the limelight most of the time for the wrong reasons. Be it …

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Sandeep and Neha with their daughter Zarouhi

Middle aged married couple Sandeep and Neha were living a happy life. They had successful corporate careers with various multinationals, had financial security and most importantly, had a beautiful daughter, Zarouhi, born in 2015. But, the pall of sadness didn’t waste any time to cover their streak of happiness. Zarouhi was born with a rare …

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Chris Wilson was a simple child, with a wondrous mind who loved to read books. But after an incident which saw his cousin getting shot, he moved with his mother to Prince George’s County. Deeply scarred by the loss, Chris’s sadness was aggravated by the abuse he faced from his mother’s boyfriend and his life …

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Moved by the Delhi Rape incident, Arun Sivag, a specialist in Latin and African music, decided to use music as a tool to empower women across the globe and started STRISVARA. With a new musical journey featuring tribal and international musicians, it is attempting to create a new octave of freedom and awareness Arun Sivag began his musical …

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Amar Shrirang Pol, now 34, was raised in the slums of the Industrial Estate in Marketyard, Gultekdi in Pune. A mother who worked as a maid and a father who drove an auto-rickshaw, Amar got a vicious taste of poverty right from his childhood. Working hard, he studied in the Sant Namdeo Pune Municipal Corporation …

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“The Transgender community worldwide has long fought a battle to go beyond the societal classification of a ‘he’ or a ‘she’ and to achieve the fundamental virtues of acceptance and dignity for themselves. The whole community had been fighting hard and their fight now has a new bastion of hope in the form of a …

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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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“It is said that in the Puri Temple of Orissa, the deity is served a different variety of rice every day during the Daily Puja. This means that there is a serving of at least 365 different varieties of rice every year”. At first, this claim might seem exaggerated to an astronomical extent, but the …

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Francesca Jones

15-year-old Francesca Jones might be the most remarkable and certainly is the most inspirational tennis player who competed at the Wimbledon this year. She was born with Ectrodactyly Ectodermal Dysplasia (EED), a rare condition that caused her hands and feet to develop abnormally and has left her with only three fingers in each hand. Even …

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