March 7: Sujit Dawn of Sehera Bazar town in Burdwan district, West Bengal, is taking the madhyamik (middle-level) or Class X Board Examinations this year. If he passes, he goes on to senior school.
But there is something about Sujit that makes him different from the other boys taking the exams.
July 22: Twentyfour-year-old Vijai Shree has lived in the US since she was four months old. She holds a “green card” which permits her to stay on in the country. Her parents, Mr Sunder Rajan and Ms Shakuntala, are American citizens.
How many of us have ever given even a fleeting thought to the inconvenience faced by disabled people in the public spaces in our country?
How many of us have seen them shopping or visiting theatres, cinema halls or places of worship, leave alone historical monuments?
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