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Lockdown in India continues to fight against COVID-19

Addressing the nation, the Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra has appreciated all citizens for following lockdown to fight against Corna virus (COVID19). He recalled that when there were no single case of Carona Virus, India has decided to screen every traveller, when there were just 550 COVID19 cases, India has decided to mandate 14 day quarantine for those who returned from different countries. When deaths due to COVID 19 are not even 100, India has taken step to lockdown completely for 21 days. Although, it has caused difficulties to citizens, it has certainly shown great results. There are many countries where…

Cricket World Cup: All teams are playing quite well!

This is the second time (first was in 2008), I’m following Cricket World Cup. I am thrilled to see that all teams are playing with zeal and doing their best to make their country proud of them. All teams are putting such an effort that even if they loose, no one will blame them. As far as India is concerned, except the match on 22nd June, 2019 against Afganisthan, they have played all the matches very well. Rohit Sharma has made centuries in all of the matches except with Afghanisthan. During match with Afghanisthan, all the players have wasted a…

Recent experience in obtaining passport for our daughter

As advertised by the Government, Passport services have been improved to great extent. Recently we have obtained passport for our daughter and experience is quite good. We have filled in application form online Passport portal. Scheduled the appointment (dates are just available; we got it for very next day). Printed application form and fee receipt. Since our daughter is minor, we have signed on all forms and address proof which is our passports, copies of our daughter’s birth certificate. As a safe side, we have also included her her Aadhar card. One tip to get work done at Passport office…

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…

Greetings on the eve of 69th India’s Independence day

It was on the 14th August, 1947 midnight when India got freedom British ruling and since then India has progressed indeed in a great way and we have a long way to go. I join every fellow citizen of the country in celebrating this auspicious day and wish a glorious future to India. Often times I get disappointed when people say we in India are not progressing, our products does not have great quality, our Government is lazy etc., It’s partially true because that’s what we get to see forefront but unfortunately we miss witnessing a lot of great achievements…

Greetings on the eve of India’s independence day!

I extend warm greetings to all my fellow Indian and non-resident Indians on the auspicious occasion of India’s independence day! As we know India got its freedom in the year 1947 and thus far we have made a tremendous progress but we are a long way to go! While we celebrate the Independence day and pay our tributes to everyone who were part of the freedom movement, let’s also pledge to put in best efforts towards growth of our country and neighbors. Remember we, Indians, are responsible for our own growth. As Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India says…

Thousands of Websites; all are citizen centric; but are they accessible to all citizens – a review

Reproduced from CIS Accessibility Blog Thanks CIS for the opportunity. Today, there are about 7800 Central and state government websites hosted by the National Informatics Centre (NIC). They are all certainly citizen centric – whether it is the Ministry of Finance, banks, the passport authority, educational board, transport, consumer affairs, or the most important website that generates revenue for the government – the Income Tax Department. However, the question which we need to ask is whether these websites are up-to-date and accessible to everyone? Internet is often more useful to people who are elderly and for people having disabilities. What…

Census Experience by people with disabilities

During Census 2001, there were only about 21 million people with disabilities were counted and whereas, there are about 70 million people with different disabilities in India. It is so important that every person with disability get counted and only then it will be easy to approach for reasonable accommodation, accessibility and equal opportunities. So let’s get counted. Remember that Question 9 of Census 2011 is answered effectively and that question is about disability. Here are some of the instances faced by different individuals during the counting. Enumerator did not ask about disability Enumerator visited home during the absence of…

Online Banking Exam and need of a scribe?

Today, I saw a posting on one of the mailing lists in India requesting for a scribe to write an examination for visually impaired. There’s no surprise in it, but what made me to feel surprised is that the candidates has to appear a bank examination conducted online!! If the examination is conducted online, why should there be a need for a scribe? While I have investigated further, I am yet to get complete information but it appears either bank examination centre do not equip with Assistive Technologies or Examination system is not accessible and hence candidate is looking for…

How would I want to see disability organizations in India? – a personal prospective

Disclaimer: Views expressed on this post are of my personal and does not reflect views of my employer and do not intend to hurt anyone. In general, disability organizations play an innovative role in the rehabilitation process of persons with disabilities. Let’s analyze the situations for last two decades. Early 90’s there was almost no awareness towards disability and when someone see a disability, they just show sympathy towards them and go away. Lately, a few organizations started working to rehabilitate people with disabilities by providing self employment activities such as re-caning of the chairs, candle making etc. Late 90’s…