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UNSUNG HEROES

“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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THIS ABILITY

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 …

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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