Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: disability

What’s missing in govt’s plan to secure ‘accessibility’ for persons with disabilities

The Draft National Policy for Persons with Disabilities lays down specific commitments, but fails to account for three crucial factors.

Kingfisher, Dabboo Ratnani calendars set beauty stereotypes that Oddity 2022 wants to defy

Digitisation and phones might have made physical calendars obsolete, but Delhi photographer Rishab Dahiya is helping it make a comeback with a new message.

Indian federations lack awareness on Paralympics classification of athletes. It shows in Tokyo

Indian para-athletes’ performance at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 must lead to entry of qualified classifiers so that more para-athletes can compete in future games.

Disability is a state of mind, says international inspirational speaker Alma Chopra

Alma Chopra was diagnosed with cerebellar ataxia when she was just 10 years old but rose up to her challenges to fight and emerge as one of the most inspirational speakers of our time.

When ‘help’ hurts – Being nice isn’t an excuse to touch a disabled person without consent

Most of my journeys involve fending off unwanted help. People take my arm, my shoulder, my waist, my white cane, and occasionally my dog guide leash.

Don’t force my wheelchair-using son and other disabled students to take NIOS board exam

NIOS' decision to conduct board exams amid rise in Covid cases is the last straw that will injure the final few weeks of school life of students with disabilities.

Transparent Covid masks let you flash your smile and help the disabled

The life-saving potential of face coverings is being widely researched. But one woman is bringing an inclusive innovation.

Disabled Indians can’t be afterthought in Covid. Disability secys needed in all ministries

Most quarantine centres in India are inaccessible for the disabled. And those at home are struggling alone. Modi government needs joint secretaries for disability.

To understand disability, Mussoorie academy’s civil servant trainees blindfolded themselves

I conducted a disability issues session for the civil servants of the 94th Foundation Class of 2019 at the training in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration.

Problem isn’t taxing disability pension of Armed forces, but demonising disability

By vilifying disabled military personnel, we are neither doing them nor ourselves as a country any favour.

On Camera


Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.