Prasanna Shirol used his experience accompanying his daughter for lengthy medical treatments to help establish rare disease centres in hospitals across India.
For this year’s International Stuttering Awareness Day, the founder of The Indian Stammering Association gives tips on how to stop your stutter from affecting your life.
An estimated 11.8 million women in India living with disabilities have struggled to get their health needs met in the world’s third-worst hit country by Covid-19.
Ten women die every day in India from unsafe abortions, despite the procedure being legal. A helpline offers counselling, information about safe clinics, and a listening ear for women as they go through with terminations.
Women from the Kranti centre hope to help society understand their backgrounds, and overcome the stigma surrounding sex workers and their families.
Diarrhoea is the second leading cause of death, killing half a million children every year, especially in developing countries. An India programme is fighting back with hand-washing campaigns and the recycling of soap from hotels.
This is How I Felt When I Saw that Girl, starring Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Regina Cassandra as a lesbian couple, is being heralded by India’s LGBTQ community as a milestone in the country’s filmmaking.
Mumbai’s Dharavi slum, where Slumdog Millionaire was partly filmed, is home to a growing number of hip hop, acting and coding classes for disadvantaged children from the area.
Restaurant owners say staff who cannot hear or speak are less easily distracted and smile more than non-disabled staff; some businesses now make their hiring of disabled staff a selling point.
Health staff show hatred, fear or ignorance of patients who are transgender, despite it being officially recognised as India’s third gender. Many self-medicate rather than seeking health care, and suicide rates are high.