Tapas Bharadwaj

Advocate, Human Rights Lawyer, Disability Rights Activist

Evolution of Disability Rights in India

Evolution of disability rights in India: How far have we reached at 75?

15th August 1947 can proudly be attributed as the date of India’s birth as a nation which could travel on the path of social, economic and political transformation without any external intervention. The spirit of unity, diversity and equal opportunities became the pillars on which we the Indians chose to develop our edifice. As we commenced our journey toward an Independent India, the song of unity in diversity gained wide popularity. Its acceptance, however, can …

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White cane: a symbol of possibility in the lives of visually impaired people

Every year 15th October is observed as the White Cane Safety Day. The day stresses upon the idea of self-reliance in one’s life and recognizes the right to movement of a visually impaired person from one place to another. Former President of United States of America, Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed “The white cane in our society has become one of the symbols of a blind person’s ability to come and go on his own. Its …

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