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News  /  Published 06.07.22

Guidelines for groups working for disabled in West Bengal

Two groups in West Bengal, which work with individuals with disabilities, have published a set of guidelines for organisations active in the field. The guidelines, which include arrangements for prim...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 09.05.22

Behala Bodhayan gives baking tips to persons with special needs

Behala Bodhayan has a food processing unit and a boutique, both of which saw a dip in sales during the pandemic. “But despite that we started the bakery unit because we have in-house consumptio...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar

Lifestyle  /  Published 11.02.22

An exclusive excerpt from ‘Up the Ladder Step by Step’

The following excerpt has been taken from the first chapter titled Earliest Memories.    Months passed, time went by, but I was still unable to walk. In time however, I could crawl! It was ...
By Marina Samuel

News  /  Published 11.12.21

Home for kids with autism in Bolpur

A group of parents with children with autism have taken an initiative to start a residential facility for individuals with autism and their families. There is a demand for such a facility from p...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata


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Opinion  /  Published 19.02.21

PwDs: a persecuted people

I studied in a boarding school. Every day, two hours of the evening were scheduled for outdoor games. Before we could begin playing, our sports teacher would instruct us to run two rounds of the playg...
By Prashant Bhaware

Opinion  /  Published 05.01.21

India’s Other athletes

The World Health Organization observed the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, endorsing the theme, “a day for all”. The United Nations is embarking on its 17-poi...
By Aman Misra , Santosh Kumar Biswal

Opinion  /  Published 18.11.20

Formula for disempowerment

The department of empowerment of persons with disabilities deals with three legislations governing different aspects of disability, welfare and empowerment of the persons with disabilities. These are ...
By Protiva Kundu, Arman Ali

India  /  Published 24.10.19

People with disabilities protest over jobs

Commuters faced inconvenience as traffic snarls were reported in central Delhi on Thursday, October 24, 2019, owing to a protest at Mandi House by differently-abled people who had applied for Group D ...
By The Telegraph and PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.19

Inclusive school makes students more humane

Without mainstream, no inclusion. That is the guiding principle of Akshar, Calcutta’s only inclusive school, and that is the secret behind its success as an educational institution, and of its annua...
By Soumitra Das


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