Beyond technology and policies: It is the people who matter

Six dots changed the way blind people could connect with the world, thanks to one fifteen-year old’s perseverance. Some one hundred and ninety years later, computers and communication technology are trying to push the frontiers of the world far beyond what the young Louis Braille so brilliantly conceived. In addition, as international pressure is brought to bear on the nations of the world, policies and programmes are being designed to bootstrap apathetic administrations out of inertia. Yet, successes continue to be individual achievements attained despite systems rather than because of them.

Connect with this reality through first person accounts of various individuals who have fought and won against systems that are often not only not supportive but are, in fact, brazenly unaccommodating. Click here to read more in Retina India’s publication, InSight.


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About kshama

I'm a writer of stories - for the young and the old, for children and adults. I write fiction and non-fiction: novels, essays, short stories... I also research on a subject very close to my heart: the education of the under-privileged. The output of some of my work - stories, novels and essays - is available at I also blog at

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