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Personal Voices

"People Said My Behaviour Was Manipulative"

When R had suicidal thoughts and a feeling of hopelessness, she finally sought help and was diagnosed with severe...
Picture has Pranay a Lymphoma survivor with his sister on the left. Picture is a little blurry

Failing Is Never An Option

Pranay Rangra, 34 from Mumbai was diagnosed with Stage 2 Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He shares his journey of dealing with...
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...
A young woman, spectacled, shoulder length hair in a red dress in the foreground and holding a glass of wine. In the background are a few tables and blurred images of 2 people in blue shirt and green tshirt pulling chairs

My Relationship with an Invisible Illness

Suzanne Sangi is a 22-year-old who was recently diagnosed with Lupus, a chronic illness, which damages many parts of...
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: Pratyush a young dark haired Indian man in a white t-shirt in the centre with his mom on the left in a white top taking the selfie and his spectacled father on the right in a grey shirt

People Started Looking Beyond His Disability

Wheelchair user computer whiz Pratyush, 24, born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, excelled at prestigious institutes like...
Image Description: A dark haired Indian lady with a bindi wearing a white dress and a printed scarf or dupatta draped over her shoulders

I Think Stress Led To My Insomnia

Shampa Maitra, 48, a Mumbai-based professional, faced the travails of insomnia, which started in her late teens and...
Aarshia on the left a young Indian black haired spectacled girl with Down Syndrome in a purple dress and on the right her brother Aaryamann a young Indian teen boy with black hair in a purple kurta and white pyjamas

No Special Favours For This Sister!

As part of our Raksha Bandhan series, Aaryamann and Aarshia share nuggets of what makes their sibling relationship as...
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...

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