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Jharkhand  /  Published 30.07.20

Special help in virus fight in Dhanbad

“We want to contribute to the government in whatever way we can in fighting Covid-19. We are enjoying preparing the rakhis,” said Nasreen Perveen, 15, a hearing impaired student of Class V...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 20.07.20

Hearty meal: taking regionalism to the extreme

Sir — The Karnataka government has proposed an 18 per cent goods and services tax on parathas, against 5 per cent on rotis. This is taking regionalism to the extreme. The true taste of the India...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 25.02.20

Understand your child

Parents must first understand the condition of a child with disability before demanding her rights, a neuropsychologist from the US said. Prerna Shah, based in New York, spoke to parents, teachers, sc...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.01.20

A space that enables all

Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can,” the guide had said, showing me around Singapore’s Enabling Village. The three-hectare estate was the most inclusive space I had seen. ...
By Brinda Sarkar in

West Bengal  /  Published 17.12.19

Conduct lessons at Calcutta airport

A disability rights advocate with cerebral palsy on Tuesday sensitised airline employees and other staff at Calcutta airport about how to handle persons with disabilities and avoid discrimination. Jee...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.12.19

Lessons in disability care for siblings

A vocational training institute will start training siblings of children with disabilities to sensitise them to the needs of their brothers and sisters so that they are not “overwhelmed” by their ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.12.19

Art lends a friendly hand

 Each hand had a story to tell.A group of students with disabilities used their hands to make imprints on paper, coloured them and stitched a story around the painting at an art workshop.The stud...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 02.12.19

Is the future accessible?

On December 3, the world observes the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) amid awareness marches, street plays and cultural programmes. But what happens next? A small step may n...
By in

Technology  /  Published 18.11.19

Making streets more navigable for pedestrians

Whether you are driving or hopping in an Uber, you probably depend on a navigation app to get where you need to be. But as handy as these tools are, they have significant drawbacks that leave behind m...
By Tyler Irving in

Health  /  Published 02.11.19

Our secret emotions

Sudip, a 17-year-old, could not understand what the fuss was about. “I only drew a picture, so I cannot understand all the ballyhoo.” But that was vintage Sudip, whom I had known for a few years. ...
By Dr Jai Ranjan Ram in


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