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Rare disease hero: Indian dad whose daughter suffers from Pompe has done wonders for similar kids across the country

Prasanna Shirol used his experience accompanying his daughter for lengthy medical treatments to help establish rare disease centres in hospitals across India.

Prasanna Shirol used his experience accompanying his daughter for lengthy medical treatments to help establish rare disease centres in hospitals across India.

3 Mar 2021 - 1:23PM
International Stuttering Awareness Day: tips on living with a stammer and how to feel better about yourself

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.

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.

21 Oct 2020 - 7:17PM
In India, coronavirus pandemic brings neglect for women with disabilities and chronic illnesses

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.

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.

30 Aug 2020 - 8:44PM
A helping hand, a listening ear: abortion helpline in India, where 10 women a day die from unsafe terminations, offers counselling and access to a safe clinic

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.

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.

7 Aug 2020 - 3:13PM
In India, sex workers’ children challenge taboos to help the needy

Women from the Kranti centre hope to help society understand their backgrounds, and overcome the stigma surrounding sex workers and their families.

Women from the Kranti centre hope to help society understand their backgrounds, and overcome the stigma surrounding sex workers and their families.

19 Jul 2020 - 8:47PM
Recycled hotel soap, hand-washing lessons save lives among India’s poor

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.

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.

4 Apr 2019 - 7:47PM
India’s LGBT community hail Bollywood lesbian romance as a milestone in country’s filmmaking

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.

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.

18 Feb 2019 - 12:26PM
Mumbai’s Slumdog Millionaire location offers poor Indian kids hope in form of hip hop, acting and coding

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.

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.

21 Jan 2019 - 10:18AM
Businesses in India see benefits of hiring staff with speech and hearing impairments

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.

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.

14 Nov 2018 - 12:41PM
‘How can you be raped?’ Doctor’s words to transgender in India an example of the ‘transphobia’ that stops many getting health care

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.

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.

13 Aug 2018 - 5:48PM