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

Bihar  /  Published 29.10.18

Blind baby buried alive by family is rescued

A one-and-half-month-old blind girl, buried under sand on the banks of a stream with a rock kept over the spot, was saved thanks to a few women and a young man in Banka district, around 270km south-ea...
By Gautam Sarkar in Banka

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

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.12.18

How a leprosy treatment unit changed lives through surgery

They needed a healing touch not only for their bodily deformities but to restore their self-confidence. The leprosy disability care unit of Tata Steel Jharia division at Jamadoba, named Sparsh, and ru...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

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

Opinion  /  Published 08.07.19

Children with disabilities need equal opportunities

All children should feel like they belong at school. But if a recent report commissioned by Unesco is any sign, at least 2,69,438 five-year-olds with disabilities do not think so. These children have ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 19.12.18

Gautam Gambhir's upsetting retirement

Sir — The decision of the the former Indian cricketer, Gautam Gambhir, to retire from all forms of the game after playing his last Ranji Trophy match could not have come at a more appropriate time. ...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 03.12.18

Some thoughts on World Disability Day

We live in a climate of extreme discrimination, judgements, stigma, labels and isolation. Our lives are a constant negotiation through these. Imagine the impact of this on our physical and mental heal...
By Nidhi Goyal in


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