BLINDNESS

  • Blind's late strike rescues a point for Manchester United at West Brom 4 days ago

    Manchester United came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday, with Daley Blind scoring the second equaliser with three minutes remaining. United looked like coming unstuck on the road again when Saido Berahino restored West Brom's lead in the 65th...
  • Manchester United are adapting to Van Gaal's Dutch style, says Blind 5 days ago

    Manchester United defender Daley Blind says his team mates are adapting to Louis van Gaal's Dutch style of play and it is only a matter of time before they start reaping the rewards of their new look. After making a slow start to the season, United have found their feet in...
  • A new smartphone app that detects text and reads it aloud for visually impaired people September 21, 2014

    San Francisco: Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app...
  • Three major Manchester United signings set for QPR debut September 14, 2014

    Three of Manchester United's major transfer window signings are set to make their debuts as the team seek a first competitive win under Louis Van Gaal in Sunday's Premier League visit of Queens Park Rangers. Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, a deadline day loan recruit from Monaco, Netherlands defender Daley Blind, signed...
  • Falcao stays cool under Manchester United glare September 12, 2014

    London: A composed and measured Radamel Falcao made the media bow at Manchester United on Thursday, showing few signs of the weight of goalscoring expectation on his shoulders. United, who have managed only two points in three league games under new coach Louis van Gaal so far this season, paraded Falcao...
  • Hundreds of Bangaloreans take part in the Blind Walk September 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Nearly 600 Bangaloreans took to streets on Sunday to participate in a special programme to raise awareness about the challenges faced by visually challenged people and encouraged the blessed to pledge their eyes. A Blind Walk, where the visually challenged people led the blindfolded participants giving them an insight...
  • Manchester United complete signing of Daley Blind September 2, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United completed the signing of versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind from Ajax on Monday for 14 million pounds. The 24yearold Blind is being reunited with Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford after being part of his World Cup squad that reached the World Cup semifinals. "Louis van Gaal is a...
  • Manchester United top deadlineday big spenders September 2, 2014

    Manchester United dominated Europe's transfer activity as the transfer deadline window slammed shut on Monday, manager Louis van Gaal taking his summer spending spree to more than 150 million pounds. The former Netherlands coach, without a Premier League win this season and hammered 40 by third tier MK Dons in a...
  • Daley Blind enormously proud to be a Red Devil August 31, 2014

    Amsterdam: Netherlands international Daley Blind said he was proud to be joining Manchester United after a 17.5 million euros (13.85 million pounds) move from Ajax Amsterdam was agreed between the clubs on Saturday. "I am enormously proud to be at one of the biggest clubs in the world," the 24yearold told...
  • Manchester United set to sign Daley Blind from Ajax August 30, 2014

    Manchester United are close to adding Netherlands international Daley Blind to their lengthy list of summer recruits. United say Saturday they have "reached agreement with Ajax to sign Daley Blind, subject to a medical and personal terms." Sections of the English and Dutch media are reporting he will cost United 18...
  • AP: Hostel sealed, students shifted after caning of visually impaired children July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: A day after a video surfaced showing three visually impaired students being beaten by their teacher and another unknown person in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a twomember team of the Child Rights Commission visited hostel near Hyderabad. The hostel has now been sealed and the students will be moved...
  • AP: Video shows visually impaired children being caned by teacher July 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: In a shocking incident from the town of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a video has surfaced showing some visuallyimpaired children being beaten by their school principal and another unknown person. The children can be seen and heard screaming, begging to be spared in the video. While the children plead, the...
  • Guaranteed to make you smile: Amazing video of how a deaf and blind Brazil fan is experiencing the World Cup football matches June 20, 2014

    A video of a hearing impaired and blind Brazil fan experiencing World Cup football has gone viral. Carlos, who cannot hear or see is helped by friends in experiencing what a football match in which his side plays might feel like. The video description says: On 6/11, I woke up in...
  • India signs treaty to facilitate published works for blind May 1, 2014

    Geneva: India has signed the "Marrakesh Treaty" to facilitate access to published works for blind, visually impaired or print disabled persons. The treaty was signed on Wednesday at a ceremony organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) during the 27th session of Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). Veena Ish,...
  • First look: Anand Gandhi reveals the first poster of his documentary feature March 31, 2014

    The 'Ship of Theseus' filmmaker Anand Gandhi revealed the first look of his next venture. The documentary feature is titled 'Proposition for a Revolution' and is directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla. Gandhi also urged the online community for active participation. ...
  • Dutch confirm Hiddink appointment, Blind follows in 2016 March 28, 2014

    The Netherlands named two new national coaches on Friday with Guus Hiddink's appointment after the World Cup confirmed following months of speculation and Danny Blind lined up to replace him after the Euro 2016 tournament. Hiddink had been the front-runner for several months to take over from Louis van Gaal after...
  • These photos of Sachin Tendulkar demonstrating batting techniques to blind children will melt your heart March 5, 2014

    Sachin Tendulkar, Brand Ambassador, UNICEF South Asia Region, demonstrated batting techniques to visually impaired children at a blind school near Mandangad in Ratnagiri district on March 4, 2014. These PTI photos showed him also demonstrating hand washing to visually impaired children. ...
  • Indian Blind cricket team tours Pak, hopes to improve ties February 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan and India might have suspended bilateral cricket ties but the Indian blind cricket team which has reached Pakistan via the Wagah border is hoping to change this trend. Their captain Shekar Naik said that people in both nations were very passionate about IndoPak cricket matches and wanted to see...
  • The Veer campaign: Herself blind, Bertha creates braille code for Khasi language February 3, 2014

    52yearold Bertha from Meghalaya was born with a failing eyesight which she lost completely while pursuing her masters in Bangalore. Bertha G Dkhar has created a braille code for the Khasi language making her a visionary in the true sense. According to the World Health Organization almost 10 per...
  • Blind man, guide dog safe after subway track fall December 18, 2013

    Gallant guide dog Orlando was just doing his duty. The black Lab bravely leapt on to the tracks at a Manhattan subway platform Tuesday after his blind owner lost consciousness and tumbled in front of an oncoming train. Cecil Williams, 61, and Orlando both escaped serious injury when the train passed over...
  • NGO to air inspiring stories of the visually impaired on TV September 23, 2013

    New Delhi: An inspiration to many, the visually impaired have set extraordinary examples of courage and optimism. Now an NGO is taking it a step further by airing a 13episode TV series with Naseeruddin Shah to change societal mindsets towards the visually impaired. At 30 years, Madhu, a communication facilitator...
  • Indian blind football team set for international tournament August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: There's hardly been any publicity and fanfare, but blind football has taken a massive step forward in India. The Indian Blind Sports Association (IBSA), the national sports body for the blind, is sending a squad to represent India at the Thailand Open Football 5ASide Tournament 2013 in...
  • Ship Of Theseus: Anand Gandhi responds to plagiarism charges August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Anand Gandhi's 'Ship of Theseus' had started making waves even when it was not released. It provoked the critics and the common movie enthusiast on its release but a doubt about the film's originality surfaced when a short film by Akram Hassan was found by some bloggers. In...
  • Indian blind cricket team to tour Pakistan August 6, 2013

    Lahore: The body running cricket for the blind in Pakistan said on Monday it has persuaded its counterparts in India to come on tour in February next year. The trip would be the Indian blind team's third tour to their archrivals, the last coming in December 2011 when they lost...
  • Comedies don't get respect at Oscars: Sandra Bullock August 4, 2013

    Los Angeles: Oscarwinning actress Sandra Bullock feels that the Academy Awards do not show respect to comedy movies. The 49yearold has been part of some comedydrama's like 'Miss Congeniality', '28 Days', 'Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood', 'The Thing Called Love' and 'Love Potion No.9'. She won an Oscar in 2010 for...
  • CJ Show: Unavailability of books for visually impaired July 22, 2013

    Cj Neena Chaudhary daughter Shivangi is visually impaired by birth. She wants to educate her, but the unavailability of braille books for blind is posing a challenge. Here she appeals publishers and authorities to make special books available for visually impaired students. ...
  • NCW demands patrolling on PuriKonark marine drive June 24, 2013

    Puri: A day after slamming the Odisha government as "insensitive" towards crimes against women, National Commission for Women on Sunday demanded 24hour police patrolling on PuriKonark marine drive where a blind girl was raped and murdered recently. "There should be roundtheclock patrolling by police on PuriKonark marine drive where women...
  • Odisha: One arrested for raping, killing blind girl June 9, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: A taxi driver was arrested in Puri on Saturday for allegedly raping and murdering a visually impaired minor girl, police said. Banamali Barik, 35, who was arrested, is a drug edict and has a criminal record. He was a frequent visitor to the victim's house. He has confessed to the...
  • I thought I'd never see again with my left eye: Deepak Dobriyal June 3, 2013

    Mumbai: While shooting for Annirudh Chautala's film in Rajasthan, Deepak Dobriyal had the retina, cornea and lens of his left eye pierced in a freak accident. Two months later, he is on the way to recovery and says the ruptured eye and the disrupted career are both back on the...
  • SC asks DU to be more sensitive to visually impaired students May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked Delhi University to look into the grievances of blind students seeking a special course to initiate them into the four year undergraduate course starting in the coming academic year. The blind students have sought the introduction of a bridge course for teaching Mathematics and...