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What Recovery Means To A Bipolar Disorder Warrior

Vijay Nallawala, has been living with bipolar disorder for 42 years and runs a peer support group. Here he takes us...
Aditi who has Fibromyalgia in an outdoor balcony setting in a red printed full sleeved dress

The Struggle To Find A Cure For An Invisible Disease

Aditi Gupta, 23 from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh has been in pain for the last 5 years, battling an invisible condition...
Dipti Bhatia, visually impaired from birth wearing a blue red and pink kurta and dupatta at her desk with wires  visible in the background

To be a part, And not stand apart

A wonderful poem by Dipti Bhatia, the deputy director of Vidya Sagar, a Chennai based organization working with persons...
Rustom Irani on the right in a wheelchair in front of a blue door and on the left is a wheelchair against a wall

Let’s Make This Disability Day Count

World Disability Day, December 3rd, sheds light on an often ignored ‘minority’, which makes up 15% of the world’s...
Vijay Bhende in a white shirt on the left with his wife in a yellow kurta on the right

HIV Positive Couple Celebrate Their 10th Wedding Anniversary Today

And continue to give back to the community. Vijay Bhende, 38 and his wife who got married on World Aids Day 10 years...
Two dogs sleeping on the floor

It Was Heart Wrenching To Give Away The Dogs

Naved Patel, 26 year old chef, entrepreneur, food stylist, suffered severe allergy from his pet dogs that left him...
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 Try To Inspire Other Patients To Fight Prostate Cancer

Narayan Chandra Dey,72 from Bally, Howrah has been fighting prostate cancer for 7 years now. He talks about how he...
A pair of hands, one holding a glucometer and the other a pill showing support of a caregiver to a diabetic patient

Why Family Support Matters in Diabetes Management

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2018 and 2019 is The Family and Diabetes. Lets look at how families supported our...
A dark haired woman with spectacles in a yellow and red sari and blouse sitting on a white sofa

I Am Fighting Diabetes With A Smile

Nandita Banerjee, 60 a certified Diabetes educator with DAY (Diabetes Awareness and You) in Kolkata, talks about how...

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