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Inshah Bashir | Source: The Better India

My disability is my strength: Kashmir’s first woman wheelchair basketball player

Inshah Basir recalls playing her first game of wheelchair basketball in an open court, surrounded by mainly male onlookers who shouted insults and called...
Source: Facebook / Chandeep Singh Sudan

Both arms amputated at 11, Chandeep Sudan is now a national-level skater

When Chandeep Singh Sudan lost both of his arms in a deadly electric shock measuring almost 11,000 volts at age 11, he feared he’d...
Source: Redbull

Shailesh Kumar: Meet India’s fastest wheelchair half-marathoner

During his early teenage years, he had always evinced a great deal of interest in sports. Then, during a normal game of football on...

How wheelchair tennis player Madhu Bagri is more than just an inspirational story

Some people are born great, others have greatness thrust upon them, they say. Infantile took away 18-month-old Madhu Bagri’s ability to walk. Today, she...

India can soon be in the top-10 countries in Paralympics, believes Paralympian Amit Saroha

Renowned paralympian Amit Saroha talks to Dr. Amit Malik and talks in detail about his journey as a para-athlete, the scenario of para-sports in India and what future has in store for other para-athletes like him.

Polio didn’t stop this woman from becoming a six-time world champion in chess

Jennitha Anto is an international chess champion from Trichy. She is a wheelchair user who was affected by polio at the age...
Sharad Kumar

Being a JNU alumnus, the violence breaks my heart — Sharad Kumar

While the promises of India becoming a superpower by 2020 were doing rounds in the mind of people, the country woke up...
Manasi Joshi

Delighted to be in list where I am woman athlete, not disabled: Manasi Joshi

In August this year, PV Sindhu created history by becoming the first Indian woman to clinch a BWF World Championship crown as...
Niranjan Mukund

World Disability Day: 5 inspiring athletes who conquered physical obstacles to make India proud

India has always been a nation that has prided itself in the courage and the passion that has been exhibited by its...

To live with a disability is a victory in itself: Para-shooter Avani Lekhara

“The car accident in February 2012 completely disrupted my movements and made me wheelchair-bound. It left me powerless.” For every gilt-edged success...
Anand Kumar

Para-shuttler Anand Kumar dreams of winning an Olympic medal at 41

Diagnosed with polio in the right leg and right hand, Anand Kumar always traversed on the difficult road.

Deaf tennis World Champion Prithvi Sekhar doesn’t let his impairment define him

Prithvi was recently crowned the men’s singles champion at the World Deaf Tennis Championships in Antalya, Turkey.

Managing the medals: A peek into India’s Paralympic World

“You see, what you promise for the future, is strengthened by what you have done in the past. You have done...

KBC 11: I had an enriching experience with Amitabh Bachchan sir — Manasi Joshi

Friday’s episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 had two very special guests on the Hot Seat, World Para-badminton Champion Manasi Joshi and Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik.

KBC 11: Manasi Joshi set to appear on Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday special episode

India’s para-sports hero Manasi Joshi will be making an appearance on this Friday’s episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati season 11. The episode,...

How Mallcom India is providing support to athletes to excel in future

Mallcom India is trying its best to bridge the gap and focus on athletes who have the potential to traverse a great distance.
Teachers Day

A mentor beyond measure: Indian para-athlete coach Satyapal Singh

With 54 international medals at World Championship, Asian Championship, Commonwealths, and Paralympic Games, one wonders why has the country’s most deserving coach slipped under the public radar?

Despite financial distress, para-shooter Akash is gunning for glory at 2020 Paralympics

Despite financial distress, para-shooter Akash is gunning for glory at 2020 Paralympics.
Gabriel Nongrum

India’s ‘Blind Messi’ from Shillong leading his team to win Championship

Gabriel Nongrum has earned his popularity as 'The Blind Messi' and the 24-year-old currently plays for the reigning champions of the National Blind Football Tournament, Kochi.

Diamonds and Dust of India’s Paralympic World

Within India's Paralympic world, power will always be in the hands of a few who will side with the broken and negative political system.