Jaipur cafés hiring differently-abled as chefs and waiters

Cafes run wholly and solely by people with disabilities are now becoming a trend in Pink City. These restaurants have unique and interesting ways in which the customers can interact with the special employees. A franchise from Nathdwara, Thadiwala, which hires only hearing and speech impaired female employees, has started its outlet in Vaishali Nagar.… Read More Jaipur cafés hiring differently-abled as chefs and waiters

Devices that aid India’s disabled people are already hard to come by. GST will make it worse

The government has once again failed India’s large community of people with disabilities, this time in its drafting of the Goods and Services Tax. Many assistive devices for persons with disabilities and services for the disabled will be taxed at between 5% and 18% under GST, which is scheduled to come into effect on July… Read More Devices that aid India’s disabled people are already hard to come by. GST will make it worse

‘Govt must provide alternatives, not treat visually impaired like bechaari women’

“I am a disabled person and not divyang. I don’t want to stand out like some star to highlight I am a blind woman,” says Sharmishtha Atreja, Assistant Professor at Department of Philosophy at University of Delhi. Sharmishta is 30 years old and suffers from Retinitis Pigmentosa — a genetic condition that led to blindness… Read More ‘Govt must provide alternatives, not treat visually impaired like bechaari women’

Delhi hospital organises first-of-its-kind yoga on wheelchair

Delhi’s Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) organised a first-of-its-kind wheelchair yoga session that saw close to 20 participants. “Yoga combines meditation, breath control, and body postures in order to aid mobility and body awareness. It is a practice that combines elements of physical fitness, mental awareness and spiritual awakening,” said Pragya Ghildial, senior yoga therapist,… Read More Delhi hospital organises first-of-its-kind yoga on wheelchair