Cerebral Palsy

  • 'Margarita, with a Straw' trailer: Kalki Koechlin as a bright student with cerebral palsy embarks on an journey of self-discovery 5 days ago

    A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York. She unexpectedly falls in love with a young woman, an activist, begins to explore her sexuality. The film, directed by Shonali Bose, also stars Revathy and Hussain Dalal in key roles. ...
  • CJ Rukhsana fights for her daughters RTE October 15, 2013

    CJ Rukhsana is fighting for her child's right to education. Her 9 year old daughter, Subhista is suffering from cerebral palsy. The government run school in her locality has denied the admission on the grounds of not having proper infrastructure for differently-abled children like Subhista. There is hope coming in...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show October 15, 2013

    As we bring down the curtains on 'No Country for Children' Campaign- we get a special CJ show from Gorakhpur- the epicenter of encephalitis epidemic, to put focus on this deadly disease that has consumed the lives of many children. Plus, we bring you the best of 'No country for...
  • CJ Show: Fight for my childs RTE September 2, 2013

    CJ Ruksana's daughter is suffering for cerebral palsy-a neurological condition affecting the brain and nervous system. She wants to educate her, but the government school in her locality refuses to admit her daughter. Watch her story as she requests the authorities to make special arrangements for differently-abled children. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist show August 30, 2013

    Continuing with our 'NO Country for Children campaign'- We hear a mother's relentless fight for her differently-abled child's education. Also, Actor Nandita Das talks about the obsession with fair skin and why she is part of 'Dark is beautiful'campaign and much more. ...
  • Mumbai: Cerebral palsy patient becomes doctor September 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Working around his physical limitations since he was born, this 31-year-old has proved cerebral palsy cannot stop him from achieving what he desires. Rightly so, he is soon to become a homoeopathic doctor despite the condition. Husein Jetpurwala is the epitome of self-reliance and goes about doing his day-to-day chores...
  • Euthanasia for TN teen, family asks govt for help July 4, 2012

    In Tamil Nadu, a woman has sought the right to die for her 14-year-old differently-abled daughter. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: Mother seeks daughter's mercy killing July 3, 2012

    Erode(Tamil Nadu): In a heart-rending plea to authorities, a middle-aged woman has sought euthanasia for her 14-year-old cerebral palsy-affected daughter. The unusual petition was submitted by the woman on Monday during the grievances redress meeting at the Erode District Collectorate. In her petition, she stated that she came to Erode seven years...
  • Cerebral palsy patient cracks Civil Services May 15, 2012

    Patna: Ashish Verma is someone who managed to crack the Civil Services despite being a differently-abled person. Verma has cerebral palsy. Verma couldn't attend coaching classes but overcame all odds to achieve his dreams. The son of a postal officer has never known life without cerebral palsy but this year he...
  • UK: Comedian with no voice enthrals fans April 28, 2012

    Stand-up comedian Lee Ridley was born with cerebral palsy and uses a voice synthesiser to communicate. ...
  • Cerebral palsy-hit woman drags SpiceJet to SC April 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued notice to SpiceJet on the plea by a cerebral palsy-afflicted woman, accusing the airline of forcibly deplaning her from a flight to Goa from Kolkata and seeking compensation for it. A bench comprising Justice Aftab Alam and Justice Ranjana P Desai also sought replies...
  • FTN: Do the disabled continue to be discriminated against? February 22, 2012

    Jeeja Ghosh, a woman suffering from cerebral palsy, was allegedly asked to deplane a SpiceJet flight at the Kolkata airport. ...
  • Deplaned Jeeja wants public apology from SpiceJet February 20, 2012

    Kolkata: 42-year-old Jeeja Ghosh, a woman suffering from cerebral palsy, was allegedly asked to deplane a SpiceJet flight at the Kolkata airport on Monday. A report in the national daily 'The Indian Express' said that the pilot mistook the passenger for a mentally challenged patient. Ghosh, who teaches at Kolkata's Indian...
  • IIT engineer gives cerebral palsy patients a voice November 15, 2011

    Chennai: Technology can be glamorous. But can it have a human touch? This is the story of a young IIT engineer who bent technology to give sick children the gift of speech. Ajit Narayanan, founder of Invention Labs, has invented a computer that helps patients suffering from cerebral palsy...
  • Differently abled woman traces her journey December 4, 2010

    New Delhi: On World Disability Day, Malini Chib, who hasn't let cerebral palsy stop her from an active life, releases her autobiography. Forty four year old Malini Chib is more than used to different reactions, as people register the fact that she has cerebral palsy. A disease that leaves parts...
  • Airline refuses to fly mentally-challenged man May 7, 2010

    New Delhi: Rizwan Jaffri has been afflicted with cerebral palsy since he was three. The 38-year-old displays many childlike traits, but has never been a nuisance to those around him enabling him to lead a relatively normal life. “He's 38-years old but his mind is like a six-years-old child....
  • People who moved forward despite Cerebral Palsy February 23, 2009

    Meet people who didn't let Cerebral Palsy get in the way of life. ...
  • All the slogans but no place for the disabled December 2, 2007

    December 3 will be observed as International Day for Disabled Persons. There will be lot of talk about providing facilities to the disabled but as Citizen Journalists Dinesh Gupta and Kamal Bir Singh show that’s all empty talk. Gupta, who has cerebral palsy, is campaigning for accessible buses in Delhi...
  • Airline bows, says sorry to disabled activist June 22, 2007

    New Delhi: Jetlite, a division of Jet Airways and was formerly Air Sahara, on Thursday apologised to cerebral palsy patient Rajiv Rajan for refusing to let him board a Delhi-bound flight in Chennai on Monday. The airline also said it would sensitise its staff to the special needs of people with...
  • Action against Air Sahara? June 22, 2007

    It's probably one thing that most people don't really feel like talking about or even thinking about: Our attitude towards the disabled. The case of Rajiv Rajan is a glaring testimony to this problem. Rajiv, a man suffering from cerebral palsy - which essentially means a brilliant mind caged inside a...
  • Impact: Activists question airline June 22, 2007

    New Delhi: A day after CNN-IBN reported the plight of Rajiv Rajan, a cerebral palsy patient denied permission to fly on an Air Sahara, voices of protest are getting louder. Disability rights activists are now threatening to go to court against Air Sahara. “They have to issue an unqualified apology....
  • Air Sahara bars disabled, faces ire June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked Air Sahara to explain why it barred Rajiv Rajan, a cerebral palsy patient, from boarding a flight to Delhi in Chennai on Monday. Rajan was made to wait for three hours at the Chennai airport, trying to reason with officials....
  • A woman's battle against all odds November 23, 2006

    Kolkata: Madhuri's brushes conceal her condition. Her canvases guard the secret that the brush wasn't held between fingers. A recipient of the President's award for her paintings, Madhuri is an icon of denial. Her refusal to yield to her situation has helped her become a celebrated artist whose works are...
  • Coping with cerebral palsy August 18, 2006

    New Delhi: We all strive to get ahead, one way or the other but sometimes all it takes is a change in perspective, to re-visit the goals. And one such time comes when a loved one is hit with a disorder, we start watching life closely. Cerebral palsy is a...