At Trinayani we believe that one of the first and most significant steps to changing negative stereotypes and attitudes toward people with disabilities begins when we rethink the way written and spoken images are used to portray people with disabilities. Keeping in mind the very powerful role of the ‘media’, we addressed the media professionals to wield the power of the pen to influence readers to action through a series of articles.
The This-Ability series of articles explores the intriguing lives of persons with disabilities and were published in two National Dailies and several E-magazines. The rationale behind these series was the need to be saved from having a single story of what persons with disabilities are, as a single story robs us of our dignity, makes the recognition of our equal humanity difficult and also emphasizes how we are different rather than how similar we are.
Through our This-Ability articles, written primarily by Malay Desai along with other guest writers, we try to weave many stories about persons with disabilities.
This-Ability articles were also featured on the following websites:
The online magazine, The Better India: https://www.thebetterindia.com/?s=This+Ability
The blog, Chai with Lakshmi: https://chaiwithlakshmi.in/?s=Trinayani
The website of Barrier Break https://blog.barrierbreak.com/ready-to-touch-a-new-high/
|GUEST FEATURED||CLICK TO SEE THE ARTICLES||WRITTEN BY||PUBLISHED BY|
|Pooja Vijay||Laughs and Lessons with Comedienne Pooja Vijay||Raynah Coutinho||TES ORBIT – JULY-SEPTEMBER, 2018|
|Deepa Narsimhan||Unstoppable force on wheels||James Roy||THE TELEGRAPH – 18 August 2018|
|Sneha Jawale||A phoenix from the ashes||James Roy||THE TELEGRAPH – 3 April 2018|
|Bhavna Botta||The Power of Silent Communication||James Roy||TES ORBIT – JANUARY-MARCH 2018|
|Kimaya Wavikar||How this Mother Turned Down’s Syndrome into an Upward Spiral||Raynah Coutinho||TES ORBIT – OCTOBER-DECEMBER, 2018|
PDF OF THE ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN TELEGRAPH AND NAVHIND TIMES ARE AVAILABLE BELOW. Click on the article you wish to read. We urge you to give it some time to download.
|GUEST FEATURED||TITLE OF THE ARTICLES||WRITTEN BY||DATE OF PUBLICATION|
|Jeeja Ghosh||Leaving ‘from’ a Jet Plane||Malay Desai||15th April 2012|
|Charudatta Jadhav||The Blind Superhero of Indian Chess||Malay Desai||6th July 2012|
|Avelino de Sa||Supporting Others Step out of the Shadow||Sheela Jayant||13th May 2012|
|Den Sayomdeb Mukherji||Call him RJ Wordsworth||James Roy||20th May 2012|
|Deepa Sachdev||Super Facial, not superficial||Malay Desai||3rd June 2012|
|Rahul Cherian||Interpreter of Maladies||Malay Desai||22nd June 2012|
|A General Article||Lessons from This Ability||Malay Desai||1st July 2012|
|Sohail Lakhani||Hatching a 70mm dream||Malay Desai||15th July 2012|
|INTOUCHABLES film review by Neenu Kewlani, Arvind Prabhoo & Ketna Mehta||The Significant Others||Malay Desai||22nd July 2012|
|Neenu Kewlani, Arvind Prabhoo & Sunita Sancheti||A Sterling Barrier||Malay Desai||29th July 2012|
|Narayan Ramakrishnan – Foot Painter||That Sure-Footed Painter of Mumbai||Malay Desai||12th August 2012|
|Dhruv Lakhra – Mirakle Couriers||Success in small packages||Malay Desai||26th August 2012|
|Sam Taraporevala XRCVC||Uncle Sam’s Battles & Wars||Malay Desai||2nd September 2012|
|Javed Abidi||Disability is Just a Speck on the Radar Screen of The Nation||Malay Desai||24th July 2013|
|Article on Paralympics||Games Para-Excellence||James Roy||16th September 2012|
|Sachin Tendulkar||The Ground Beneath The Last Hurrah||Malay Desai||28th November 2013|
|Sunil Sahasrabudhe and his Family||A language that Leaves You Speechless||Malay Desai||2nd July 2012|
|Navin Gulia||Driving the Point Home||James Roy||24th July 2013|