Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicPersons with disability

Topic: Persons with disability

‘Sorry, sir. Your child with cerebral palsy can’t study in our school’ is a staple in Jaipur

In 'Unbeatable', Shikhi Sharma documents the stories of parents with children afflicted with cerebral palsy and dyslexia.

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.

Sign language is a language too. But not when Indian leaders appear on TV

The mandate for the government to act in accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disability Act is not a matter of discretion, it's a basic human right.

42.5% Indians with disabilities faced problems accessing healthcare in lockdown, finds study

The study by Indian Institute of Public Health said 81% disabled persons experienced high levels of stress due to factors such as isolation, abandonment and violence.

Survey says 64% Indians with disabilities facing financial difficulties during pandemic

Study also says almost 75% of people with disabilities are living with emotional challenges such as anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

Why 75% of India’s disabled kids never attend a school in their lifetime

Laws on education in India have neglected equal preparedness of three key stakeholders when it comes to inclusive learning for children with disabilities.

Here’s how India can help the disabled during 21-day coronavirus lockdown

In the absence of accessible public facilities and assistive technologies, India's disabled need human assistance. But social distancing makes it difficult.

Modi govt’s draft education policy a disappointment for disabled kids, burdens parents

The draft NEP doesn’t even mention students with intellectual disabilities, let alone create a framework for their education.

JNU asked by court to admit M.Phil & Ph.D. students who have disability

The National Federation of the Blind had challenged JNU's admission policy of 2018-19 saying it was 'unfair'.

Talk Point: Odd-even without exemptions is a stay-at-home scheme for the disabled

The disabled were not originally exempt from odd-even. I was forced to file a PIL in the Delhi HC that granted us an exemption

On Camera


Padma Awards 2022 brought back controversies, politics and the question of its relevance

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya declined Padma Bhushan and Ghulam Nabi Azad drew jibes from Congress leaders for accepting the award from Modi govt. But such controversies are not new.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.


Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Let them eat communalism: Yogi’s poll pitch may work but heartland’s jobless fury endangers India

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.