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Disability Rights
Odisha  /  Published 22.12.14

Disability is a part of human diversity

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By Sruti Mohapatra in

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.19

Safety drive for the disabled in Calcutta

Healthy teacher-student ratio, prominent display of safety protocol and sensitisation of teachers and staff are some of the guidelines drafted as part of a collaboration among several NGOs working wit...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 07.03.19

Modi mocks disabilities, but what about us?

A small step may not always be a giant leap. The ministry of social justice and empowerment has released the second edition of the Indian Sign Language Dictionary with 6,000 words in Hindi and English...
By The Editorial Board in

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

Opinion  /  Published 23.06.19

A desi snack in England

Sir — Amit Roy’s report on Angus Denoon, a British chef bringing Calcutta to London through his ‘Jhalmuri Express’ (“Jhalmuri Express a hit at Oval”, June 12), a colourful makeshift stall,...
By The Telegraph in

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.04.19

Wheelchair bound? No sweat, flag a cab

Specially abled and senior citizens on wheelchairs will be able to commute more freely and independently, thanks to a wheelchair taxi service here.To be launched this Friday, Red WAVE (wheelchair acce...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 17.01.19

India needs to confront its leprosy problem

To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, goes the traditional wedding vow; that is, unless one of the partners contracts leprosy. The bacterial infection is, at present, a ground for divorce in...
By The Editorial Board 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 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

India  /  Published 09.07.19

New programme for women with disabilities

Six young women are set to kick off a unique initiative specially designed to develop leadership among women with disabilities in India. Rising Flame, a Mumbai-based non-profit, is launching the initi...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi


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