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Personal Voices

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...
Image Description: A head shot of Mr. Akhileshwar Sahay with spectacles as he shares his experience of living with Bipolar, Depression and COPD

Bipolar or COPD - Never Lose Hope

And QUIT SMOKING. Akhileshwar Sahay, a seasoned industry veteran, has been living with bipolar disorder for the last 2...
Image Description: Head shot of a 77 year old survivor of cancer of the vocal chord

I Now Realise The Value Of Life

Dilip Kumar Kanjilal, 77 from Kolkata has fought cancer of the Vocal Chords and emerged a winner. He looks back to...
Image: Black and white pic of Marianne's parents as a young couple - mom on the left and dad on the right

Parkinson’s Robbed Their Soul And Spirit

Marianne de Nazareth recounts how traumatic it has been to see both her parents suffer from Parkinson’s and how the...

To Continue Loving my Son, I Need to be Brave

Alpana Sharma, mother of 6 year old Aarav, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a rare neuromuscular disorder that leads to...

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