The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Tolerance is annually observed on November 16 to educate people about the need for tolerance in society and the negative effects that intolerance can spread. People with disabilities often face insensitivity when others don’t understand the nature of the disability, or do not recognize it or have no clue how to handle it, which makes it difficult for them to interact with others. Particularly in school/ workplace environments, pe...
Mark Twain nailed it when it comes to defining Kindness, when he said it is "the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see". November 13th is universally appreciated as the World Kindness Day. Even though it’s paradoxical why the world needs a day dedicated to “Kindness” when it should have been an inborn virtue in humans, yet let’s just look at it as a gentle reminder. Kindness isn’t just limited to big jumbo works. It&rsqu...
Last Saturday we planned a movie as a relaxing time for our in house team. We watched “The Miracle Worker” based on Helen Keller’s life. This is the same movie which inspired the Indian version “Black” starring Rani Mukherjee as a deafblind person and Amitabh Bachchan as the teacher. The movie itself despite being an intense story, did draw out quite a few laughs from us due to its puns, sarcastic dialogues and screenplay. But by the end of it few of us seemed...
Today is Helen Keller’s 134th birthday. Sense India fondly remembers our role model. She became a legend not because she had a special kind of disability. Rather because she overcame all those limitations beyond other people’s expectations from a person with deafblindness. Following are some learning we had from her autobiography, Story of my life: 1. Cherish experiences and create your own story of life Helen never gave up learning and exploring new things all ...