The end of October saw Chennai play host to a special event. The 5th Blind Football Nationals was held in the city. In the men’s tournament, a total of 120 players represented 11 state teams, with four teams making it to the playoff games.
COVID wasn’t easy for any of us. We all have encountered something that we are not going to forget any time soon
Come 3rd December and suddenly the community of persons with disabilities become the cynosure of all eyes.
It was in the year 1989 that Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American professor, lawyer, civil rights advocate, and philosopher, published numerous articles that would go on to redefine conversations around the world.
What would it be like if persons with disabilities had the opportunity to live a life of complete participation and contribution?
Sports connects the world. We have experienced this time and again and more recently with the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
The Paralympics are an international sporting event for players with disability. They began in 1948 with the Paraplegic Games, where soldiers injured in World War II participated.
Jyoti Chugh Verma, my friend from The Times of India, gifted me an unforgettable recreational experience of a lifetime. She took me sailing off Gateway of India in the mid-1980s.
If you have been reading or watching the news or if you have scrolled through your social media this last month, you would have heard of the sporting extravaganza that was the Olympics in Tokyo as also the spectacular performance by our Paralympic contingent.
That was some launch we had last month - the release of our first virtual, totally user-friendly, digital magazine!