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.
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?
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.
When the COVID-19 pandemic entered our lives in March 2020, there was a sense of hope; that this too shall pass, that we shall turn the corner sooner than later, that the world will return to rhythms that we recognise. One year, two waves and countless lockdowns later, today the air is one of exhaustion and uncertainty. Most of us struggle through bouts of loneliness, helplessness, anxiety and fatigue. No one seems to know when this will end. Amidst this ambiguity, the world as we know it seems to have all but disappeared.