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  1. Cindy D'Silva
    February 24, 2022 @ 11:52 pm

    Totally agree with you. I felt the drawback when I was with a baby in a pram in India… and then went to UK and it was so easy to go anywhere with a baby in a pram.

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  2. Mayuri6
    February 25, 2022 @ 9:48 am

    Reading your post was a humbling experience. It nudged my conscience and made me look in awe with those multi talented souls with a never say die spirit.

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  3. Harjeet Kaur
    February 25, 2022 @ 5:17 pm

    I feel ashamed that I crib about my life.These tales of accomplishments give us lots of inspiration.Thanks for the share, Ritu

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  4. Meetalikutty
    February 25, 2022 @ 5:47 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I myself was unaware of the sheer number of people with disabilities in India or the literature out there to educate myself more. Every small step helps and I know that with more people highlighting this, soon India will become more disability friendly in terms of providing facilities

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  5. Varsh
    February 25, 2022 @ 10:35 pm

    I’ve observed how inaccessible our establishments often are for the differently abled but didn’t think too much about it since it didn’t affect me closely. These are such inspiring books and titles! Great topic to write about.

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  6. Flavia Cutinho
    February 26, 2022 @ 7:05 am

    Definitely agree India is a difficult place when it comes to disable people, you don’t find the convenience that you would get in foreign countries.

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  7. Madhu Bindra
    February 26, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

    I remember how angry you would get that banks and government offices were not wheelchair friendly. I am looking forward to reading One Little Finger since you have already got me.

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  8. Sadvika Kylash
    February 26, 2022 @ 11:47 pm

    I loved your posts. And you are very true. Here in India it is not so friendly for the people with disabilities

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  9. Monidipa Dutta
    February 27, 2022 @ 4:58 am

    I met with a disastrous accident on 25th May 2017. I was in ventilation for a week and bedridden for 1.5 years. I could relate. I know how is it like.

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  10. Imagemakeover
    February 27, 2022 @ 8:01 am

    Everyone knows how difficult it is for differently abled people but when you read such inspiring stories you not just feel motivated but also understand that inspite of all these difficulties how these people are conquering the world.

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  11. Kaveri Chhetri
    February 27, 2022 @ 11:03 am

    It is sad, the way things are right now. After reading your post I am moved and I totally agree with your thoughts. It’s high time that a simple doable thing like this is done!

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  12. soniadogra
    February 27, 2022 @ 12:56 pm

    You’ve done a wonderful job of compiling this literature Ritu. We need to read these diverse memoirs to understand better the need for inclusivity. In fact, they must be turned into visual documentaries or movies to have a wider reach.

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  13. vidhya29
    February 27, 2022 @ 1:04 pm

    That’s a beautiful post! I love how you try to cover various topics around books

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  14. Jasmine
    February 27, 2022 @ 1:08 pm

    This post really adds value to the reader.It makes us believe, if we really have willingness to do, we can do it irrespective of our limitations. Thank you

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  15. Thatmadrasmom
    February 27, 2022 @ 4:54 pm

    I’ve had a similar experience with one of my close relatives as well ritu. I will try to read this. Looking forward to your other awakening posts on issues

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  16. Zenobia Merchant
    February 27, 2022 @ 7:15 pm

    An eye-opening post. Guess we all need to be more accommodating and emphatic towards the less privileged.

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  17. Rakhi Jayashankar
    February 27, 2022 @ 7:29 pm

    What an insightful posts nd inspiring person. Loved the spirit. I think India needs to go a long way to incorporate the convenience of differently abkes individuals

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  18. Kashish Mahtani
    February 27, 2022 @ 7:51 pm

    Your post is a reminder that we have a lot to be grateful for! Thank you!

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  19. Vasumathi
    February 27, 2022 @ 10:23 pm

    As a country we have a long way to go to make public spaces user friendly for ppl with physical disablities or for the aged. I have a 97yr old grandmother & until a few years ago it was a challenge to take her out as many places are not friendly for wheelchair or have a walking ramp since she cant climb stairs.

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  20. Tulika
    February 28, 2022 @ 10:02 am

    What amazing people and what amazing books. I am in awe of the spirit of these people who refuse to give up.

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  21. Pooja Jha
    February 28, 2022 @ 12:23 pm

    I agree with you, most of the places in our county is not easily accessible, it will take time may be another decade to easily accessible. I see some accessible places but it’s not as progressive as it has to be. I am adding all these in my Reading list.

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  22. Bhawna Shah
    February 28, 2022 @ 7:42 pm

    Undoubtedly , disabled people do more than an abled person. That’s why instead of saying disabled we have given a special name ” Specially abled”. These books have a different power of motivating. All these examples want to say that If you have a centered goal in life then nothing stops you.

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  23. jhilmildsaha
    February 28, 2022 @ 11:32 pm

    I had once seen how a differently abled man was mistreated while travelling in train. These books are indeed quite motivating.

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  24. Abha
    March 1, 2022 @ 4:20 am

    I want to read these books. They all are so inspiring. I know how difficult it is in India compared to other developed countries for people with disabilities.

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  25. Manasi
    March 1, 2022 @ 11:14 am

    I completely agree. I am a disabled person and face a lot of hardships in India while travelling

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  26. nooranandchawla
    May 1, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

    I had no idea about Madhu ji’s experience Ritu. I’m so glad she’s better now. These books seem amazing. I had absolutely loved ‘Margarita with a Straw’ and would love to read the book too.

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