Friday, December 25, 2015

Painting Workshop at Junta Blind Centre

Esha conducted its Annual painting workshop at Junta Blind Centre, Gurgaon. I was one of the facilitators for the workshop and what I learnt was something I would like to share.
The students at the training centre who had newly joined with an average age of 20 had never painted before. Art and painting which is a representation of visual impression is something they feel is not for them. The students were sceptic and smiled asking us not to embarrass them which just shook us up.

We felt Art, Sports and other activities are for all and neglecting them for disability is also a form of non-inclusion which is equally important as working for an inclusive environment outside.

There are relatively easy art adaptations to make it accessible to students who are visually challenged. The students can explore a variety of art materials, the activity can be made more tactual for them to touch and feel.

Verbal instruction on the simple steps of making a card:
  •   Fold the ends of the paper and feel the ends to ensure the corners are in alignment
  •  Bring the front side on top
  • Ensure students understand what they are going to paint (house, mountains, sun, flowers or butterflies). It is fine to not produce exactly the same image as it appears in reality which will limit their imagination. The association can be taught through Art.
  • Location of the art materials to be informed to the students by helping them look at them with their hands and fingers
  • Using fingers to measure as you draw and paint them with thumbs and brushes
  • Using tactful borders using crayons or markers which can be felt and painting can be done within the boundary
  • Vegetable painting – Ladies finger, onions and beans to make beautiful tulip flowers and butterflies by painting on the veggies and printing their impression
  • Finger painting – Tearing and folding paper, painting with fingers and feeling the image develops hand strength for the kids
  • Scent and other pleasant fragrance can be added to the paint to get a better feel

The students had a wonderful day more than making greeting cards they enjoyed painting and got rid of their inhibitions.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

This Week.. TourDeVision Prep Begins !

This was an awesome week.

First, there was the Chess Jugalbandi, being conducted by the Astha Foundation. In this event, the VI and the sighted players play in the same tournament. And what fun it is!

Astha Jugalbandi 2015 Event in Delhi
Astha Jugalbandi 2015 Event in Delhi/Gurgaon

 Then, we did our Annual Event - The Painting Workshop at the Junta Blind School for the students. This workshop was conducted by the SOIL Students, and I am amazed at the output of the students. We don't throw these cards away - we use them to say "Thank you" during Tour De Vision. So if you are participating, you will get one too.

This is how we paint - using our fingers to mark as we draw, and wet brushes to paint! Esha Painting Workshop at the Junta Blind Center, Gurgaon

This is how we paint - using our fingers to mark as we draw, and wet brushes to paint! Esha Painting Workshop at the Junta Blind Center, Gurgaon

This is how we paint - using our fingers to mark as we draw, and wet brushes to paint! Esha Painting Workshop at the Junta Blind Center, Gurgaon

This is how we paint - using our fingers to mark as we draw, and wet brushes to paint! Esha Painting Workshop at the Junta Blind Center, Gurgaon

And the third thing that happened was that work has started in full sing for the next Tour de Vision - our annual cycling event to raise awareness about Blindness and lack of public spaces access. We also raise funds through this event.

So if you are in town on the 7th of Feb, 2016, you absolutely must make it to the Shiv Nadar School - anytime upto 11 am is great. There will be a cycling event, and some other great surprises to showcase Ability.

Here's to more!


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Jugalbandi Chess Championship and National Blind Cricket Tournament - December 2015

This December is going to be a Sports Fiesta.

From 17th to the 20th of December, we will see the National Cricket Tournament for the Blind.

Teams participating in the Nationals are as follows:
 North zone: Haryana & Uttar Pradesh, East zone: Odisha & West Bengal
West zone: Gujarat & Rajasthan and South zone: Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka
 These teams will be divided into 2 groups will play the league matches, top 2 teams of each group will qualify for the Semi Finals.
Ground are as follows:
Ground A will be Civil Services ground, Chanakyapuri, near Ashoka Hotel, Delhi & Ground B will be Tau Devilal Stadium Gurgaon.
 17th to 19th of December 2 matches at each ground 1st match from 9 AM to 12.30 PM 2nd match from 1 PM to 4.30 PM.
20th December Semi Final match at each ground from 9 AM to 12.30 PM.
21st December Final match at Civil Services ground, Chanakyapuri, near Ashoka Hotel, Delhi from 10 AM to 1.30 PM.
Prize distribution will commence at 2.30 PM.
For Details:
 For any further information regarding tournament please feel free to get in touch with Mr. John David at +91-9449864785 or Email:
Jugalbandi Chess Tournament
Astha Foundation ( is working on transforming lives through sports.

Once in a year they conduct unique sports activity called Jugalbandi Sports - that allows people with and without disability to come together for a common purpose and understand each other  and  support each other.

One such sports event is CHESS Jugalbandi . Tentative date for the Chess Jugalbandi is 20th Dec 2015.
  • There are no charges for participation.
  • You can participate from your school/institution or as individual.
  • Transportation will be provided.
  • CASH PRIZES of Rs 30000 to distributed among all + Certificates + The participants will carry the Chess  Boards with them.
  • Reporting time is 9 AM - Tournament would start at 10 AM and complete at 5.30/6PM PM.
The participants who are keen on participating can send in there names and contact information to

Aamna Zaidi's article on Mycity4kids

Friday, October 30, 2015

Suno Books - The Mobile App Partner to CLABIL

Today, we want to talk about a totally awesome partnership - .
Suno is the mobile app partner that makes it possible for you to listen to our audio content on your Android Device.
On the google Play Store, the app is here:….
Here is what you must know about Suno, and why we have partnered with them:
1. The app is created by a very talented professional on his personal time.
2. The app only provides copyright free content in Hindi from our library. Very compliant.
3. The app is free. For the CLABIL content, you will never have to see ads.
4. The app does not store your personal data, or even personally identifiable data. It doesn't sell any information to anyone. This is a labour of love and a realisation of a personal idea.
5. The app is improving all the time!!
Do us a favour please - download the app, do try it out, and do share your feedback with us. Every time you do, we can make the app better and more user friendly. smile emoticon

Monday, October 26, 2015

Impact of Audio Files as a learning intervention - Kick Starting the Exploratory Research @ SAI BHOOMI !!!

SAI Bhoomi is a not for profit school in Kanhai Village. Bhoomi caters to the educational needs of the students of Kanhai village. The main objective of Bhoomi is to educate the children to a level where they learn to read, write, be more self-aware and understand the importance of education free of cost. The subjects that are taught in the school are Hindi, English and Math. Apart from this the students are taught poems, shown movies and are made to present them to the class. There are 20 kids aged between 5 to 8 and a teacher to tutor them.

We visited the school as part of our attempt to understand the impact of the audio files in teaching, as a learning intervention. There are different learning styles visual, auditory & kinesthetic. Can these audio files also be used by the non-blind? Does it make an impact? We wanted to find answers for them. We played some basic poetry and moral story contents from CLABIL that were new to the kids. After listening to the audio they were able to recite it back.

Our observations were i) the kids found it amusing & interesting to learn from different voices in which they were recorded ii) schools like BHOOMI that have classes with kids of different age groups & grasping power the audios can be repeated till everyone is on track iii) Teachers can also widen their knowledge on various topics by listening to relevant audios.

We will kick start our exploratory research by recording responses of children from different age groups and schools. The impact of audio files as a learning intervention & content requirements for CLABIL can be studied.

Esha @ SAI BHOOMI, Kanhai Village

Read Fest @ SOIL, Gurgaon – October 2015 during Daanotsav

Read Fest has always been a much awaited event at SOIL. The posters, mailers and flyers set the festive mood. Interesting and useful content for the CLABIL Knowledge repository were gathered parallely by the organizing team. Rooms were blocked to ensure noiseless recording. The Read Fest Organizer’s guide was a perfect and handy checklist!!!

As the adage goes “Reading is the most special of therapies for ending a tension-filled day”, we had active participation from the students and faculty of SOIL throughout the day. Few of them carried their own material. Shahid was our creative contributor he recited Rahim’s Dohe so beautifully and also recorded few of his own poems. I should say Nitin, Thamba and Saurabh became kids while reading Thenali Raman stories and Short stories for children with pun and energy. Nidhi and Srinidhi with their calm and soothing voice recorded the ‘Benefits of breathing’, ‘Surya Namaskar’ and ‘On-meditation’.  The Star of the Day was Soumyadeep no one could stop him from finishing Vivekananda’s “A glimpse into his Life”. We had contents for kids, poetry for adults, general awareness topics, Wellness related material, Travel guides, Leadership and self-help books recorded for the day. Works of Osho, Robin Sharma and Richard Templar can now be enjoyed from CLABIL.

Read Fest brought back fresh memories for few of our participants who read short stories for children. Nitin who has always loved the bed-time stories from his mother, now enjoyed reading one for the kids. Soumyadeep who always wanted to read Swami Vivekananda’s work grabbed the opportunity and finished the book for us. He was concerned if the audio would inspire someone someday and he would be happy to hear that. Srinidhi who read the goodness of Yoga brought her own material with meditation mantras that she follows. Arpita and Priyanka read the Lonely Planet’s travel book on hill stations in India. The delivery and the narration would make one visualize the locality through the audio. Pallavi Tandon faculty of SOIL who participates every year said its fascinating to know your voice could make a difference in a good way and appreciated the efforts of Esha for adding knowledge through our voices. On the whole adding 120 files to CLABIL in new and diverse areas was a pat on the back.

Osho's brilliant work now in CLABIL

Poems and Short stories being recorded

Students & Faculty from SOIL enjoying the Read Fest

SOIL getting ready for Readfest'15

Friday, October 23, 2015

CLABIL Catalog updated!

AND WE DID IT!! After a month of painstakingly listening to hundreds of files, correcting cataloguing errors, removing links to partner files that don't work any more.. the catalog is now updated!! 4916 files currently available...

Here are the main changes that you will observe immediately:
1. Inclusive Planet links removed - all 190 of them.
2. New content added - from our most recent Read Fests, Summer Projects etc.
3. Folders have been rationalised - 2 spellings for the same thing.
4. Hundreds of file entries corrected.
5. Some content has been deleted - Current Affairs that are no longer current, propaganda items etc.

In future, we will be very sensitive to propaganda items. Am sorry, but we have learnt to watch out as a result of this cleanup.

Do check out, the newly refreshed, cleaned up!


Sunday, October 11, 2015

More Jazzed up Braille Cards and a Brand New Catalog for CLABIL

Phew! We have been very very busy at Esha.

We jazzed up our festive braille cards - Thank You, Season's Greetings, Happy Diwali.. we went from Golden Bows to pink bouquet effect (tiny ones) and we even used decorations based on quilling!

Given that the cards are white and tend to stain easily, we put each one in its own packaging to ensure it stays white and nice.

On Tuesday, a friend will give us some space to display the cards, and we hope that we will be able to sell some. You can wish us luck.

On CLABIL, we have been cleaning up a LOT. Almost 25 hours of cleaning up later, we are only halfway through. Some content has been deleted for the first time, a lot of Read Fest content needs to be catalogued and added. We have added a new column - Size, so that the user can decide whether the file is too large for them to download on their current connection. This is based on user feedback we have got multiple times. Thank you to everyone who gave us this gyaan.

With a heavy heart, we acknowledge the fact that our much loved crowdsharing  platform for the VI community -, will never go back to being what it was. For a long time now, I have hoped that the folks at the center are able to resolve the hosting issues, but apparently, that is not to be.

Accordingly, we will be removing the partner content from inclusive and all files from that url will now be removed. It is a very sad decision, but we have waited really long.

We hope that someone revives some day and restores it to its former glory.

That's it at our end.. for now. Pictures later.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

SOIL Read Fest 2015 - 120 files in a day!

Today, the students and faculty and volunteers at SOIL got together to create 120 audio files for the online audio library  - in English, Tamil, and Hindi.

While the volunteers will share their own experience by tomorrow, a quick look at the languages and the top volunteers today! More Power to you folks.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Requirement Gathering for Daanotsav

Dear All

For our online audio library in Indian languages -, we are running a series of Read Fests in various organisations during Daanotsav.

During a Read Fest, employees of organisations create audio content which can then be accessed directly and downloaded by anyone without signup or payment. You don't need a screenreader because the content is already in audio. A simple mp3 player or a phone can be used to listen anytime anywhere.
The content is available in 16 Indian languages and we are constantly trying to add to the library.
If you need any content in any Indian language (or English), Please do share your requirements with us at before 07 October 2015.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Saying Happy Birthday to your friends in style!

A friend, who is also a young mother, asked for 15 cards with "Happy Birthday" written on them.

As we delivered, I asked her, out of idle curiosity, how she plans to use the ones with "Happy Birthday" on them.

Her response was so original that I took her permission to share it here.

When the child goes to birthday parties, they need a tag to put on the birthday present. She would like to use the card to say "Happy Birthday" on top of the gift, and just write her child's name under that braille.

What a great way to make your present stand out!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

How to Conduct a Blind Walk

A lot of the Friends of Esha have been happy to hear of the Blind Walk, and have indicated a desire to conduct Blind Walks near their own homes.

So, we created this document on "How to Conduct a Blind Walk" .

How to Conduct a Blind Walk- Organizer’s Guide


This document is for all the friends of Esha who want to organise a Blind Walk. This is a complete organiser’s guide, and we hope this will help in conducting the Walk successfully.

Blind Walk

Blind walk is an activity conducted for people to experience the challenges faced by visually impaired people. The primary purpose of this event is to raise public awareness about the difficulties and help create a sense of responsibility in the society.

The events are staged in the centre of densely crowded places or parks or malls to gain attention to the general public in the area. It is imminent need for the people to look forward to help disabled people in the light of any adversary they face in their day to day activities. Blind walk helps create an impact by making them feel and experience the same.

Requirement Gathering

People Required:

i)                    Participants: 4 to 10 participants. Advised to start with fewer people during the initial blind walk and adding more participants subsequently.

ii)                   Volunteers:  At least  1 volunteer per two participants

Time Required:

One Week

Organising – Preparatory work

1.       Decide the venue for conducting the walk. The walk should be conducted preferably in a busy public place to spread awareness among the public for the need of equal inclusive environment for the disabled and for the participants to get the actual realistic experience

2.       If needed, permission has to be taken from the concerned authorities to conduct the blind walk in the public place

3.       Make arrangements for Canes (sticks used by the blind for support) to identify obstacles during the walk and for direction

4.       Identify volunteers and instruct them with the below guidelines:

i)                    The volunteers should not help or give directions to the participants during the walk but just guide them  when there is an obstacle

ii)                   Volunteers should not guide more than two participants at a time during the walk

iii)                 Volunteers should ensure safety during the activity

5.       Gather participants for the walk and instruct them with the guidelines as well. It is important the participants are aware of the purpose of the walk, which they will certainly experience

Organising - One day before

1.       It is important to conduct a site visit of the selected place for the walk prior to the day of the event and ensure that the location of event is secure

2.       During the site visit it is important to fix the start and end points of the brief walk such that it is of 100mts to 200mts distance with less possible obstacle on the path

3.       Make sure the availability of the volunteers and the participants, importantly if sufficient volunteers are available to guide the participants

4.       Ensure sufficient canes are available, one per participant

5.       Make arrangement for a person to record the walk and the participant’s experience at the end of the walk

Organising - On the day of Blind Walk

1.       Reach the venue a little ahead of the others with the volunteers

2.       Make sure the spot is reasonably busy for the public to see the event and suitable for the walk

3.       The canes and camera to record are the only properties required, ensure you have them ready in good condition

4.       When the volunteers arrive, guide them to the decided blind walk start point. Explain the following to them:

1.       Show the end point to finish the walk

2.       Introduce them to their respective volunteers who will closely walk with them

3.       Inform them the volunteers will not give them any directions, will just protect them from obstacles coming on their way.

4.       Let them know the walk will give them a completely new experience

5.       Ask them to close their eyes once they start walking, and keep their eyes closed till they reach the destination and their volunteer instructs to open them.

6.       The volunteer will intervene if there is a physical danger to the participant (e.g., the participant is moving towards a staircase, or towards a high traffic area or a wall) .

5.       The purpose of the event should be declared to the crowd observing the event. Interested public can also be allowed to experience the walk.

Organising - Follow up Activities

1.       Please record the experience of the participants after the walk. You will be amazed by different experiences and realizations from the participants. Preferably a clear video/audio recording.

2.       Please email their experiences to  which will be posted in Esha’s blog for a wider reach.

3.       If you want to upload the video/audio recordings and images of the walk and the experience, kindly share it in our Facebook page ‘Esha – People for the Blind’


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Read Fest at Copal Amba, Gurgaon - Sep 2015

From Sep 7 - 15, 2015 Copal Amba , a Moody's company, held the "Read Fest" at their Gurgaon office. This was the second Read Fest for Copal, who were also our partners for a Read Fest in 2012.

While we are still counting and cataloguing.. 73 volunteers worked hard to create almost a hundred files.

This goes out to say a Special Thank you! to the volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure that each volunteer was guided, called only when their time slot appears, everything catalogued and checked.. Thank you.. Anuradha, Inderdev, Lakshmi and Priyanka.. for your unending energy and incredible commitment.

Thank you, too, to the Copal Amba team for making this so special - Neha Narang, Priyom, and their entire team.
Recording audio books for the online audio library

Help from the Control Center Volunteer

Recording is fun, especially for a noble cause.

The tireless control center and Priyom

Being Control Center is a lot of hard work - Inderdev, Anuradha, Lakshmi and Priyanka

Recording Telugu content for the online audio library

The Esha Thank you Cards generated much curiosity, appreciation, and conversation, in that order. All volunteers got one.

Posing with our recording volunteers!

It's that easy!

The enthusiasm of the volunteers, and their happiness, had to be seen to be believed.
As the Daanotsav approaches, we have 3 confirmations for Read Fests across India. Do spread the word. The Read Fest is a lovely way to give back, within our own office/school, and to create something that lasts forever, and can be reused again and again.

The Audio Library is at

The content from this Read Fest is likely to be updated before 30th Sep, 2015. We will announce that too!! :)

A major technical change is happening with the online library right now.. keep watching this space for more!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

CLABIL Online Library Updated


Today we went from 4872 to 4925 files on CLABIL.

All of it is content created by school children as part of the Esha Summer Project.

The delay is caused due to some internal issues around Knowledge Transfer by the outgoing volunteer.

We have added some academic content - created and shared by children. There are some files related to laws in India - we were looking forward to that for quite some time and with this, we officially start the Law in Audio Project. Thank you!

There are also some impressive biographies of MJ, Martin Luther King etc.

Do hop over to the online library to see what else we have added -


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Why did you start Esha?

"Why did you climb the Mt. Everest?"
"Because it was there."
- Edmund Hillary

I don't know why I started Esha. I also don't know why empowering blindness meant so much. I guess the answer would have to be "Because it was there - the need to empower. The day that need vanishes, I will not do Esha."

Dignity, Empowerment and Enablement - the 3 key words that we live by. We believe in them. We say them over and over again. When people volunteer with us, we first make them unlearn "poor thing" as the first response to disability. We make them experience why the first response should be "Wow" and not "Poor Souls"

That's why we do Esha - because that unlearning is still necessary.. That's why we go to work every morning.. because there is someone out there, who needs to visit the Qutub Minaar but can't see. That's why we do the Blind Walks. That's why we do Braille Cards. That's why we do Theater Workshops. Because there is a 14 year old in a school who will go through this experience, and end his workshop with "Salute!" to the VI population.

God knows why I started Esha. But you know why Esha will continue to run.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Writing about a cute memory..

They were the first batch of SOIL that we worked with. One of the social experiments we tried was 'Value of Books". It was simple. We took a table and put lots of books on it, and small earth piggy bank there. You were free to pick up any book, put the money you think the book deserves. When done, you could also bring the book back. All funds (if any) were to be donated to Esha..

This is what happened when we broke off that piggy bank..


Monday, August 31, 2015

We will be on BigFM Tomorrow Morning!

Tomorrow Morning, at 8 am, we will feature on Big FM 92.7 in the Delhi version.

Do Tune In!

Friday, August 28, 2015

We gor featured in What's Up Gurgaon!

Soo.. Anuradha Ramachandran did a story on us at What's up Gurgaon!!

She has written a lovely story..

Check it out here:

Thank you!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Algorithms.. the Documentary

And This is a GREAT Sunday! Why?
Because there is Algorithms..
If you didn't know already about it, read an awesome review here:
And Because Hariharan teaches music to Tumpa. Why is that special? Because not a lot of Tumpas get that opportunity! smile emoticon…/harih…/article1-1382576.aspx

Sunday, August 9, 2015

What else can you do with a Braille Card this festive season?

1. You can use it to say "Thank you" to your most important customers. And let them know how special they are. You can reward them with a lovely experience - one that they will take home and show to their children/ family, one that they will keep in a quiet corner of their purse.

2. Children can pick up the basic Braille Cards and embellish them to say "Thank you" to their Teachers on the upcoming Teacher's Day.

3. You can pick up "Seasons's Greetings" braille stickers and paste them on your Diwali / Dussera / Rakhi cards. As experiences go, this is as sweet as a box of unexpected chocolates. Ask the ones who have tried.

What are some of your ideas for using Braille Cards / Stickers?

Thank you Cards in Braille

What is inclusive and exclusive at the same time?


Thank You Cards for Businesses.. and People
This year, we created Braille Thank You and Seasons Greetings cards that are so cute - complete with a hand made bow on top.

Why did we want to do it?
See, Braille is not just for the VI. Look at the card above. Its beautiful, its exclusively handcrafted, and anyone getting this will stop in their tracks and look at this card - CAREFULLY. Those .5 seconds of your customer's mindspace - will make an imprint in their mind. That's not easy in today's stimulus heavy, screen driven world.
 In fact, the shock value of a braille card is its greater strength. Someday, we hope that Braille Cards are so common that there is no shock value attached to them. But that's for later. Today, they are amazing pieces of engagement and brand building. They are inclusive.. because they put the spotlight on the fact that Braille cards are necessary.. and they are exclusive.. because they don't look like the next card shop delivered Thank you cards. They look like someone took the time to select the precious thing. And that's all we want.

Talk about Braille Cards. Support Us. Please!


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Media awareness and public engagement !!!

The students of SOIL- School of Inspired Leadership conducted the third and the last Blind walk event at Leisure valley, sector 29, Gurgaon. This time again apart from 10 SOIL students, public were also made to participate and experience it. This activity not only creates awareness, empathy but also made them sensitize the challenge towards the special skills, needs of the blind and whether public places are inclusive for them. The aim was to make public places accessible to all and to observe people’s reaction to the presence of visually impaired. It was completely different experience for all. The whole activity was covered by media, journalists from Times of India, Hindustan Times, Friday Gurgaon, ETV and 2 other magazines making us reach more people creating wider impact.

Some photos takes during Blind Walk.

Experince shared by some people:

She found it a really different experience altogether.It is tough to live life without vision.

Public participants:
The experiment provided an opportunity to experience what blindness is and how they overcome obstacles at every step. It is really difficult to walk and society should come forward to make public places safe for visually impaired people.

Himanshu Thapliyal:
It is difficult for a visually impaired person to walk in this park as the facilities are not available
Vishal Rathi:

A completely new experience for him. He found it very difficult to walk a small stretch. He have never imagined, how life would be without vision and would be so challenging.

Arun Kumar:
This was a great opportunity to understand the challenging things that we don’t realize and sensitize their feelings. He was happy to experience such a unique activity.

Media coverage and participants sharing their experiences.

 The article in Hindustan Times: 

The article in theTimes of India:

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A World within a world !!!

Harminder Soni
Before blind walk Harminder Sir was quite curious and excited about experiencing something new which he hasn’t heard of so far. He closed his eyes took a cane and walked in the crowded lane of Galleria. What he experienced after which was something he did not expect before the walk. After completing the walk he sat down in a chair, said every individual should try this out to understand the challenges and appreciate whatever we have got, as most of us still grumble for things we don’t get. He wanted his staffs in his office to also experience it and made them participated in the walk!!!

Alka Dixit
Her respect for people without vision had just doubled. She felt their spirit of not giving up and enduring the challenges they have to face every day, keep fighting against the odds and perform better than what we do is something that should be respected and encouraged. She was happy to experience such a unique activity!

 Surbhi Chauhan
One of our most enthusiastic participants was excited from the beginning to participate in the walk. She apart from participating in the walk wanted her friends to experience the same and called them up too. She said she was able to observe more with her eyes closed. She was more focused than she usually is.

Nanda Kumar
Nanda had never experienced something like this before. He had few things that struck him. I found it super difficult to walk a small stretch. I have never though, how life would be without vision. I have never imagined it before. This was a great opportunity to understand things we don’t realize. I would make my friends and family experience the same.

Ankit Anish
I have seen and worked with people without vision. I have always found them inspiring. The way they plan and execute their work and the amount of effort they put in is absolutely amazing that each one of us should learn. The blind walk just made me wonder why do we complain when we have everything. And why they never complain even when they have many challenges

Cauvery Jalan
She found it very difficult to even keep a single step. She knew she was slow and had a long distance to cover but her fear of falling was holding her behind. It made her understand how difficult life becomes when one can’t see. She felt it was wonderful experiencing something that was completely new and created a lasting import.

 Some photos taken during the event: