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Guide Ropes – Short Story

Posted by Antony Atini on January 28, 2019

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The old man lay motionless on the sagging country cot, enjoying the cool night breeze. The traditional ‘nulaka’ cords lacing the bottom of the cot provided him comfort and ventilation. An old, soiled bedsheet lay by his side. He would use it later in the night if it got cold. It was Sankranti, the harvest festival, but the old man did not feel the happiness and excitement around him. He did not look forward to
In my earlier post, I spoke about the legal framework for access of information and data to persons with blindness and other disabilities from the copyright and disabilities statute perspectives. In the article, I pointed out that access has been placed at less than one (1) percent and that the proportion of access is diminishing as the universe of information is expanding at a rapid rate. Sources and forms of information are changing so fast
Marrakesh is a busy city in Morocco. It is a popular tourist destination. The Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate accessibility of published works to persons with blindness was signed in and named after the city. Marella Gunta Palem is a small, agricultural village in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India. Less than hundred families live in the village, which has basic information and communication infrastructure. It has been approximately six years since the Marrakesh Treaty was
Case Title: Pankaj Sinha Vs. Union of India (UOI) and Ors., MANU/SC/0986/2018 The Supreme Court in this recent judgment, issued directions to the Centre and State governments towards rights of people with Leprosy, including the repeal of archaic and discriminatory laws that categorise leprosy as non-curable and contagious, and the framing of rules for evaluation of disabilities by leprosy affected persons, awareness campaigns for general public, free of cost and in stock medicines in PHC’s
Case Title: Jeeja Ghosh and Ors. Vs. Union of India (UOI) and Ors., MANU/SC/0574/2016 In this 2016 case, petitioner activist Jeeja Ghosh was forced to deboard a Spicejet flight due to her cerebral palsy, when she was on her way to attend a disability rights conference. The Supreme Court ruled in her favour as the conduct of the airlines was against basic rights of human dignity enshrined in Article 21 of the Constitution, contrary to