Disability Published articles

Dialogue In The Dark

Imagine a situation while you are having dinner, the lights go off. No candle is available, no torch or emergency lamps, you are compelled to carry on with dinner in the dark. I guess you would rely on your hands to feel what is on your plate, you would use your sense of smell and […]

Biography Disability Sports

September 22, 1996, Should Be Remembered

At 9a.m. on the 21st of September, 1996, the late Sri Madhavrao Scindia and I walked into the board room of the YWCA Blue Triangle on Ashok Road, New Delhi for the inaugural session of the first ever International conference on cricket for the blind. 18 eager delegates representing 7 cricket playing countries were seated […]

Disability Media Published articles

Has the scenario really changed in the past decade?

A few years ago, I was invited to be a panelist on the popular TV show “The Big Fight” on ND TV. The topic for debate was “Is the Govt of India doing enough for the country’s disabled population?” While the Govt was being bashed and blamed for not doing enough, I asked the anchor […]

Disability Education

Inclusive Education not happening: Call for a fresh approach

The question is whether the future lies  in Inclusive Education? The execution has been poor, the efforts have been half hearted,  the designing and planning have lacked conviction and creativity,the student experiences have been humiliating and counter productive and the outcome has been disastrous. Inclusive Education has been the rhetoric for over 25 years.Progress has […]