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Air pollution can increase risk of progressive and irreversible sight loss: Study

The researchers, including those from the University College London, UK, noted that AMD is the leading cause of irreversible blindness among the over 50s in high-income countries

Published on 26th January 2021
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How Chokka Rao has kept visually-challenged youth in Nalgonda from the darkness for 25 years now

The visually-challenged don't need your sympathy. They need education and empathy. Give them that and they will change the world as we know it today, says Nalgonda School for the Blind's Chokka Rao

Published on 26th January 2021
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Study highlights genome altering can help to treat human retinal degeneration

The study shows that gene editing therapies can address transformations causing inherited retinal degenerations, a leading cause of blindness

Published on 20th January 2021
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Looking for a 2021 calendar that's all about hope? Check out this one made with the artwork of blind children

The Government School for the Blind in Kottayam has compiled the stunning work of their students into a calendar. We find out how it managed to make a difference

Published on 16th December 2020
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Karnataka HC gives an extra hour of time, mandatory scribe to visually impaired candidates writing KPSC exams

This petition filed by the National Federation of the Blind against the KPSC was heard by the High Court bench consisting of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Ashok S Kinagi

Published on 20th August 2020
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I am not only homeless, but hopeless too: Visually-impaired girl pleads with DU Hostel staff to let her stay

With no place to go, she knocked on the doors of the blind school hostel she previously stayed at as well but they refused to give her a room

Published on 2nd June 2020
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A group of visually impaired children from Kottayam created these table-top calendars. Check them out here

Students of Government Blind School, Olassa, Kottayam painted a few pictures which were utilised to make table-top calendars which are being sold like hotcakes. Almost 750 calendars are sold out

Published on 25th February 2020
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This Hubballi schoolgirl skated 400m blindfolded to get her own Guinness Record

Ojal Nalavade had been practising for months on end and finally managed to smash the previous record for skating blindfolded with a lot of ease

Published on 14th November 2019
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Instagram group holds blindfold protest on Marine Drive to protest Walayar Case 

Feminist social media page Too Much Equal called on their followers to gather for a blindfold protest to call out the rape case from 2017 and law enforcement's mishandling of it

Published on 4th November 2019
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In Guinness attempt, girl rides bicycle for three kilometres blindfolded on Gandhi Jayanthi

Not only does she ride the bicycle blindfolded, but the 11-year-old also surprises her neighbours by painting, colouring and playing chess all the while being blindfolded

Published on 3rd October 2019
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Relationship advice 101: Why you shouldn't be blinded by love and let that cloud your judgement

Some are blinded by love, while some keep their eyes open and retain their sanity and judgment while in a relationship

Published on 3rd August 2019
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This girl from Karnataka scored 90% in 2nd PUC boards beating her blindness

Basamma was the only blind student at Lingaraj commerce PU college among other 80 normal students

Published on 16th April 2019
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From challenging Indian education system to studying at Stanford University, this visually impaired person's story inspires many

We talk to Kartik Sawhney about his journey to Stanford University and how he challenged the Indian education system to change their tradition of exempting blind students from studying Science 

Published on 4th December 2018
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Concert in the Dark: Why Anil Srinivasan wants every Chennaiite to wear a blindfold on September 28

Pianist Anil Srinivasan's Concert in the Dark will have blindfolded musicians playing to a blindfolded audience. No selfies, no getting up, just a pure experience, aimed at raising funds for the blind

Published on 22nd September 2018
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Why Ashwini Angadi's Belaku is the school that every blind child wants to be at

This visually impaired girl runs a residential school for the visually impaired and it is free of cost. Next, she wants to open it for all the differently ablled students, finds Rashmi Patil

Published on 16th August 2018

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