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Volume 3 Issue 14

July 15, 2005


  • A film festival with a difference
    “Be deaf when people tell you that you cannot fulfill your dreams.” What a different way to look at disability! This was one of the posters that were put up by the Ability Foundation to welcome people to AbilityFest 2005. Bharathy Venkateswaran, Vidya Sagar, Chennai, provides glimpses of the India International Disability Film Festival recently held in Chennai.

  • On the road to a dignified life
    “Restoring dignity, thereby promoting empowerment and self-respect, should be the underlying principle while working with individuals affected by leprosy,” says Tina Mendis, Rehabilitation Coordinator, The Leprosy Mission (T.L.M.) India.


  • A world without leprosy is our dream: Dr. Cornalius Walter
    “Of the 1.2 billion population, there will be 1,20,000 leprosy patients at any given time in India. Can you say that is not a public health problem any more? I, as a doctor, do not think so,” says Dr. Cornalius Walter, trained General Surgeon from Christian Medical College, Vellore, and Director for South Asia, Leprosy Mission International, sharing his views and experiences with Chitra S. Shankar