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Radio Udaan Convention 2017 – a great meet-up to raise awareness and network among people with disabilities

On 28th January, 2017, I have attended 3rd convention of Radio Udaan at Hyderabad. Thanks to Sri Jain Sangh (of course the efforts of our dear good friend Meenal Singhvi and her family) for hosting the convention. As usual, Ministers who have committed to attend inaugural session of the convention did not turn up but that has not discouraged anyone who have attended to the convention. As far as I know, this is for the second time, where Ministers of Telengana have committed to attend but did not turn up. One was an event organized by the All India Confederation…

Greetings on the occasion of National Youth Day – birthday of Swami Vivekananda

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul. -Swami Vivekananda Absolutely true. Guru, parents or anyone can only guide a person to the right direction but it’s only responsibility of an individual to grab right knowledge, set right mindset and grab all possible opportunities to grow. We read several books with an intention to grow our knowledge or learn new things; but what we also need to do is interpret what we are reading. Starting today, we I’ll resume writing my interpretation…

India’s 70th Independence Day

Greetings to fellow citizens of India on the eve of 70th Independence Day! It’s highly inspiring to see celebrations have already started across the country and especially on social media! I still remember the enthusiasm we used to have during our childhood towards independence day. Celebration planning used to begin at least a week before. Our first job was to collect money from parents to bring material for decorating our school. Well, we used to collect 50 paisa or so from each parent and that money used be huge at that time (around 1988 etc.,), On 14th August, classes were…

July 1, National Doctors Day

I felt extremely happy when I saw a tweet from Ms. Kiran Mazundar Shaw wishing on the occasion of National Doctors Day and my heart prompted me to pen a few lines remembering doctors who help us and a few additional thoughts. Firstly, a warm love and greetings to all doctors around the world; you all do an incredible job. Best wishes and gratitude to all hardworking and selfless doctors on #doctorsday https://t.co/SJtEFUm3OT — Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (@kiranshaw) July 1, 2016 Now let me list a few doctors who helped us so far. Dr. Duddu Sathya Narayana Murthy – he…

June 21, International Yoga Day

Yoga is a physical, mental and spirtual practice attribute mostly to India. Shri. Narendra Modi in his United Nations address suggested 21st June be observed as International Yoga Day. Reason for 21st June is that it’s a longest day of the year and shares special significance in many parts of the world. “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. This tradition is 5000 years old. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover…

“College to Corporate” – a workshop in Chennai by The Indian Association for the Blind

I wish this sort of workshops are conducted in the mainstream as well. Today, we see many students with a great score in college and excellent knowledge in theory but often we find lack of communication, right attitude in candidates. That’s a partial reason why some students find it difficult to find a job. Spotted below email in Access India mailing list which describes that The Indian Association for the Blind is organizing a two day workshop titled “College to Corporate” with objective to prepare recent college grads to get ready for corporate environment. I urge eligible folks to take…

#TS16: Techshare India Trip – Final day

Thanks to hotel staff for a wake up call; else I’m not sure how much I would have slept!! Day started with a productive conversation with Glenda Sims then proceeded to conference hall where Glenda and I have presented. Ironically, first session in that room got cancelled as speaker could not make it that gave us an opportunity to have a chat with several folks including some of my very long time friends. Nice meeting you, Annavaram, Shantanu, Dhanajay, Sunil, Nanda, Nawaz, Rama, Annice and many more! Glenda and I have presented on Enterprise level Tools and Solutions for Accessibility:…

#TS16 – Techshare India 2016 trip – Day 2

Day started by visiting His Holiness Shri. Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir at Lodhi Road. Had a very auspicious darshan. Then went to Andhra Bhawan to grab a bit of breakfast but the maintenance of the canteen is very poor. Reached The India Habitat Centre (venue of Techshare India 2016), whole venue is filled with festive flavor. Had breakfast with one of my old friends Jeevan. Thank you Deque Crew for setting up the stall so beautiful. It was wonderful to meet many of my long time friends Jim of Optelec, Steve Bennett of Dolphin, Priti of BarrierBreak. It was not…

#TS16 – Techshare India 2016 Trip Update – Got in!

Ah, the day began at 6 am! starting to office. Reached office by 8:00 am and wonderful conversations got started immediately with lovely Glenda Sims. (Glenda, glad you love Indian food!). Reached Hyderabad airport by 1:00 pm. As always, the most efficient and affectionate Indigo staff welcomed and got our boarding passes as per our requirements and with a little more support. Checked In and then had a quick lunch. Oh wow, quantaty and quality of food at “The Taste of India” is just awesome and deserve its name. Then boarded plane and it was an honor to sit next…

Vibrating watch

For a long time, there were Braille Watches and Talking watches to help people with vision impairment to know the time. Talking watches were also helpful to everyone to know the time in dark specially when people are traveling in the bus. Now, it’s amazing to hear about Vibrating watch for visually impaired by Alexandra Vision, a company based in Switzerland. As per its specifications, this watch has 3 buttons; upper button is for hours, central button is for tens of minutes and the last button is for minutes. Here is how it works: A brief pressure with the thumb…