Disability Rights
Opinion  /  Published 20.04.22

Forgotten people

It’s 2016: a momentous year in the history of the disability rights movement in India. Parliament has passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, which aims to further accessibility, equ...
By Ishika Garg

Calcutta  /  Published 24.09.20

Hakim makes a promise to the disabled

The boss of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation has promised to “rectify” public utility buildings and other public spaces that are not friendly towards the physically challenged in terms o...
By Subhajoy Roy 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...

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


Odisha  /  Published 22.12.14

Disability is a part of human diversity

By Sruti Mohapatra

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

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

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


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