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11Jan

Inspiring Story of the Wheelchair Table Tennis Player

In the year 2004, when Bhavina Patel moved to Ahmedabad from her native village Sundhiya in Mahesana district of Gujarat, she was a simple, naive 17-year-old stepping out of home for the very first time. Today, she is an Eklavya awardee para table tennis player, who reigns over the 45 sq ft area of the ping-pong table like a boss! Currently India’s No.1 (Class 4) para table tennis player, Bhavina is ranked at the 13th position internationally. Her performance has been impeccable...

11Nov

How a 21-Year-Old Girl Overcame Disability

Though Malika was only introduced to the game late in life—she’s only been playing since 2010—she quickly developed an aptitude for the game that outpaced all her peers. She says, “I started playing when I was studying in school. My father brought a chessboard home and I started playing with my cousin brother. That’s how I got interested in chess.” When she began beating her father with ease, he took notice. That’s how her career as a professional chess player began....

11Oct

This Chennai-Based Designer Is Trying to Simplify the Lives of the Disabled with Adaptive Clothing!

In an innovative concept-driven fundraising event, working professionals and students with disabilities will present designer adaptive clothing at an upcoming fashion show to be held on January 8 in Chennai. These showstoppers will grace the ramp with their presence to spread awareness about the need for such clothes. For Shalini Vikasan, the designer behind this concept, it all started two years ago. Fresh out of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Shalini’s creative mind was looking for a new project and...