Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: disability

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.

Disability pension of military personnel who retire after full service will now be taxed

Finance ministry rules that those military personnel who continue in service until retirement will have to pay income tax on their disability pension.

On Camera


Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.