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VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Pornography, Sexuality, Visually impaired persons, Disability

The Blind Spot: Exploring the sexuality of the visually impaired

Blind people have sex, watch porn, experience pleasure, have beautiful bodies and colourful personalities. It's high time we stopped judging, and started acknowledging them for who they are.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Braille, Education, Blind, Disability

I will never know how this world looks. But my life is colourful

I studied at a regular school. Yes, I was alone. But I was not afraid.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Ramps, Disability, Wheelchair, Happy New Year

How I overcame: From a wheelchair to dating apps, my 2018 was all about small challenges and bigger victories

I suffered an injury in 2014, leaving me paralysed waist down. But I have taken on every challenge and in 2018, as my social initiatives gathered pace, I overcame fears holding me back from exploring dating apps.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Disability, Divyang, Uttar Pradesh, BJP

BJP leader assaults disabled man. Welcome to a brave new world of equal opportunity

Anyone can be assailed. No patronising nonsense about disability.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Disability, Physically challenged, Golmaal unlimited fun, Shah Rukh Khan

From ‘andha’ to ‘langda,’ Bollywood movies normalised abuse against people with physical challenges. Will 'Zero' turn the tide?

This ‘normalised’ mockery, courtesy the silver screen, has become so everyday that most of us fail to understand how long ago we've crossed the line of decency.

LIFE

 |  4-minute read
Inclusion, Children, Disability, Special needs

Inclusion is critical in raising children with special needs

My journey as a parent started in 1999, with several difficulties, but it has been a fruitful one.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Language, Discrimination, Disability

How we normalise abuse with language

Why else would rape lead to a 'loss of honour' unless the honour of a woman resided not in her character but in her genitals?

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Persons with Disability, Disability

What govt needs to do to make Rights of Persons with Disability Act work

It falls short on the vision to acknowledge and empower the disabled so they can sail through the challenges themselves.

VOICES

 |  7-minute read
Sexuality, Relationships, Disability

I am blind and I rejected the love of a 'normal' and perfect guy

No matter how much he cared for me, the comfort of his friendship was not the same comfort I wanted from a partner.

LIFE

 |  2-minute read
Childhood, Inspiration, Disability

How my sister's disability became a source of inspiration for me

With each passing day, the warrior that she is, Shubhra Mishra is defying all odds.