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Barnana with her son who is on the autism spectrum. Both are in orange and behind them are blurry reflections in the mirror

"I Realised My Actual Strength Lies In Me, Not Elsewhere"

Barnana Chakraborti was a successful professional before she gave it all up to devote full time to her son when he was...
Dhruv Balachander's art in shades of green

Making Life Meaningful with Brush and Bottles of Paint

Dhruv Balachander, who was diagnosed with Fragile-X syndrome and autism at a young age, is a skilful and prolific self...

I Make Beautiful Necklaces and Hair Clips

Ten year old Advaith who is on the autism spectrum and was diagnosed with ADHD has become an adept jewellery maker that...
Rishi Chowhan a young child with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Autism on a wheelchair with his family standing behind him from Left to Right- his mother, his sister and his father. Picture shows Singapore's Merlion in the background

A Wish For A Magic Wand to Shoo Away My Son's Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Hitesh Chowhan, 52 from Bengaluru, shares the challenges of bringing up his son Rishi diagnosed with Autism and...
Kabir Kumtha, a young man with autism wearing a red tshirt standing in front of a table and working with yellow and orange marigold or jhendu, his favourite flower to make torans or garlands

Torans Indicate Good Times Ahead ...And A Cuppa Tea

A chance order by a staff at his vocational centre became a business venture for Kabir Kumtha, a young man with autism...
Image Description: Nivriti on the right in a white kurta and red dupatta tying a rakhi on her autistic brother Nishant's wrist. Nishant is sitting and wearing a blue kurta. Looking over both of them  is their father in a mustard kurta and grandmother in a blue sari

"Don't Worry ....Be Cool"

is the brotherly advice from Nishant to Nivriti. As part of the Raksha Bandhan series, the brother-sister duo of...
Image description: On the left is Pranav an autistic young man in a red shirt, black hair and on the right is his older sister in a black dress talking of their relationship as siblings

"I Told Ma To Cut The Rakhi Because I Thought It Was Hurting"

As part of our Raksha Bandhan series, Pranav, 18, a young adult on the autism spectrum and his older sister Nikita, 22...
Image Description of Linish Balan a man on the autism spectrum with black hair and a beard

Grasping Conversations Can Be Hell For Us

Linish Balan, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, gives us an insight into how individuals with autism face difficulties...
Image: Left to Right. On the Left is Harshita the mom in a red dress, in the center is Sahil in a pink T Shirt and the on the right is the father in a green shirt

We Changed Schools Again and Again To Give My Son Better Options

Changing schools is a difficult choice and one not made lightly. But 20 year old Sahil’s educational journey made him...
Tanmay is a young adult on the autism spectrum and is wearing a black tshirt and a hat  and sunglasses and sitting outdoors on a green chair

Managing the Double A - Autism and Adolescence

An autism dad’s honest story of managing adoloescence and puberty with a positive attitude. Journalist Bhanu Pande...

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