Blindness

  • First look: Anand Gandhi reveals the first poster of his documentary feature 31-03-2014 11:53 AM

    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 28-03-2014 04:22 PM

    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...
  • These photos of Sachin Tendulkar demonstrating batting techniques to blind children will melt your heart 05-03-2014 12:01 PM

    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. ...
  • The Veer campaign: Herself blind, Bertha creates braille code for Khasi language 03-02-2014 10:58 AM

    52-year-old 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 18-12-2013 11:40 AM

    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...
  • NGO to air inspiring stories of the visually impaired on TV 23-09-2013 11:23 AM

    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 13-episode 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 16-08-2013 05:42 PM

    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 5-A-Side Tournament 2013 in Bangkok...
  • Ship Of Theseus: Anand Gandhi responds to plagiarism charges 06-08-2013 02:59 PM

    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....
  • Indian blind cricket team to tour Pakistan 06-08-2013 09:05 AM

    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 arch-rivals, the last coming in December 2011 when they lost...
  • Comedies don't get respect at Oscars: Sandra Bullock 04-08-2013 04:03 PM

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock feels that the Academy Awards do not show respect to comedy movies. The 49-year-old has been part of some comedy-drama's like 'Miss Congeniality', '28 Days', 'Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood', 'The Thing Called Love' and 'Love Potion No.9'. She won an Oscar in...
  • CJ Show: Unavailability of books for visually impaired 22-07-2013 12:08 PM

    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 Puri-Konark marine drive 24-06-2013 02:10 AM

    Puri: A day after slamming the Odisha government as "insensitive" towards crimes against women, National Commission for Women on Sunday demanded 24-hour police patrolling on Puri-Konark marine drive where a blind girl was raped and murdered recently. "There should be round-the-clock patrolling by police on Puri-Konark marine drive where women...
  • Odisha: One arrested for raping, killing blind girl 09-06-2013 04:03 AM

    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...
  • I thought I'd never see again with my left eye: Deepak Dobriyal 03-06-2013 11:07 AM

    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 31-05-2013 02:34 AM

    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...
  • New app helps blind photographers snap perfect pictures 12-05-2013 09:38 AM

    New Delhi: Who said photography was only for those with normal vision? Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Dustin Adams, Lourdes Morales and Sri Kurniawan, have developed a camera app that can be used by the blind and partially sighted people to fulfill their photography ambitions, reports NewScientist....
  • India Positive: Stories of innovations by the youth 02-02-2013 03:50 PM

    This week on India Positive, watch how young students have created innovative devices to help the society in many ways. ...
  • God Of This Great Vast: glimpses of the Mahakumbh

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Dawn is misty on the banks of the Sangam. Enveloped in a gigantic quiet, the water awaits the pilgrim. Sanatan Dharma - dizzyingly varied, incorrigibly...

  • Will a cricket crazy nation give the blind team their due? 14-12-2012 09:49 PM

    A defiant India beat Pakistan by 30 runs in a thrilling final of T20 World Cup for the sightless on Thursday. ...
  • Will the T20 triumph by blind team change the mindset? 14-12-2012 08:18 PM

    The Indian team that won the T20 World Cup for blind is yet to get the recognition from the BCCI. ...
  • India tour mainly for inspiration: Third Eye Blind 04-12-2012 07:18 PM

    Third Eye Blind singer Stephan Jenkins told CNN-IBN that their current India tour was organised mainly for inspiration. ...