All have dreams; dreams of their own. Nothing can replace them.
Like any boy of Ernad, my childhood also was filled with dreams.
I did my schooling in a village primary school in North Malabar and Secondary and Higher Secondary studies in a far off school.
I had had a fever two months before annual examinations when I was in the ninth standard.
After a few days I realized that shocking fact that I was unable to hear the voice of my mother.
For the first time in my life I could see tears flowing from the eyes of my beloved mother.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata
Having consented to writing a blog, I was faced with the dilemma of where to begin…….with a lot of thought I decided to take the devil by its horns – how to define disability?
Blog by Dr. Samuel N Mathew
Executive Director, National Institute of Speech & Hearing (NISH), Trivandrum
Director, Regional Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (RIPMR), Irinjalakuda
I come across a lot of parents of children with disabilities. They come to meet me as their children may be students at NISH either in the early intervention programs, students in degree classes, customers who come to the clinics or it could be people who come for advice.
Dr. Nirmala Srinivasan, ACMI, India
Disability activist and Ashoka Fellow
The theme of “Living with schizophrenia” is important, but to me dying with schizophrenia is just as important.
Senior Software Engineer and Faculty, NISH
I am currently working as a Faculty in Computer Science at NISH, where I teach the deaf students who undergo the BSc (Computer Science) (HI) course. I came to NISH in 2001 and I am still working here.