My Life with Muscular Dystrophy

I, Aarthi Sampath was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, a hereditary condition marked by progressive weakening and wasting of the muscles, in year 1992 at age 11. To our utter shock,  my family and...

United we stand

My friend of 25 years, Uday, was detected with cancer four years ago. Around the same time his wife lost her eyesight owing to a serious medical issue. Their son, unable to handle the situation,...

Three days with the goddess

Prajnaparamita Padhi writes about the rapturous experience of receiving, enlivening and bidding farewell to Goddess Durga in the attic of an artist devotee and the company of his Bohemian...

The conscious communicator

People who defy classification always intrigue me. One such person is Raja Choudhury. When I met him for the first time, I knew he was a documentary film-maker, architect, public speaker and...

The sound of success

Speech and hearing impaired since birth, Murali Kuppusamy’s story is about the unflagging determination of a young boy to better the lot of people suffering from the same disability, says Jamuna...