Supreme Court has let down India’s disability rights movement

Earlier this year, I opened my Foundation’s quarterly newsletter by quoting the question I am most often asked at interactions, “What would you have been if you weren’t disabled?” I have always believed that it is unrealistic for someone with a locomotor disability like mine to aspire to run like P.T. Usha (I loved cricket… Read More Supreme Court has let down India’s disability rights movement

Key promises made under Accessible India Campaign find no reflection in interim Budget

The interim Budget may have made the aam aadmihappy and even boosted the Narendra Modigovernment’s prospects ahead of the national election in a few months. However, what is undeniable is the deep sense of disappointment and anger felt by the disabled community. Speaking to NewzHook, Dr Riitesh Sinha, an innovator with cerebral palsy based in Karnal, Haryana, said “There is… Read More Key promises made under Accessible India Campaign find no reflection in interim Budget

Latest study points out only 36% of disabled people in India are employed

It is a known fact that participation of disabled people in the economy is extremely important for its development. In India, there are over 30 million people with various kinds of disabilities. But are their skills really tapped for the development of the nation? According to a new study by the Trust for Retailers & Retail… Read More Latest study points out only 36% of disabled people in India are employed

India Art Fair 2019 is here – in a bigger, vibrant & inclusive avatar

As Jagpal says, there is an attempt to meet the needs of all visitors, with a feeding corner for nursing mothers marked out. For people with disabilities, apart from ramps to make the venue accessible for wheelchair users, there are tactile art works and maps, to name just a few. Helping to bring the art… Read More India Art Fair 2019 is here – in a bigger, vibrant & inclusive avatar

Leadership workshop’ for women with disabilities aims to build future leaders

Lack of awareness and social taboos impact people with disabilities in a big way in India, most of all girls and women, who also battle issues related to safety.Women with disabilities are seeking to push aside those barriers and to be able to do that, they need to be made aware of their rights. To… Read More Leadership workshop’ for women with disabilities aims to build future leaders

Bhagwan Das’ adaptive shoes put a spring in the step of people with commonly overlooked disabilities

Bhagwan Das does not have a fancy showroom and nor are there prominent celebrities endorsing his products. Yet, this shoemaker who works out of a congested lane in Hardhyan Marg in New Delhi’s crowded Karol Bagh market is meeting a critical need at a reasonable cost with no fanfare. Das’ skill lies in the manner in which he makes adjustments… Read More Bhagwan Das’ adaptive shoes put a spring in the step of people with commonly overlooked disabilities