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A Special Diwali / The Diyas’ Blessings

Vatsala Radhakeesoon

Vatsala Radhakeesoon

Born in Mauritus, in1977, Vatsala Radhakeesoon has had a keen interest in poetry writing since a very young age. Her poems have been featured in local and international newspapers, magazines, journals and anthologies. Her first poetry book ‘When Solitude Speaks’ was published in 2013 on the approval of the Ministry of Arts and Culture (Mauritius). She is currently self-employed and continues to write poems in English, French, Kreol and Hindi.
Vatsala Radhakeesoon

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Here are two profound poems by Vatsala. The first poem, A Special Diwali, is her personal voyage. She remembers the demise of her father on this day and also his words asking her to be strong after he has left. The second poem, The Diyas’ Blessings, is a spiritual journey, a prayer to the Light. These verses are […]

Special Olympics Transforms Challenged Individuals

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita Chatterjee Roy is an artist at heart. She has an eye for the unusual. Her naturescapes make her the quintessential Romantic. She paints, is passionate about photography, creates word images in her verses and loves to write. She cooks delicacies and is a foodie. Born in India, she was brought up in several countries. These strengthened the global citizen in her. She now lives in the Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two sons.
Anumita C. Roy

Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organisation for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 4.5 million athletes in 170 countries. Eunice Kennedy Shriver is the founder of Special Olympics. Here’s Anumita in-depth report on the Special Olympics in the Dublin and Hilliard areas. She tells us how this event boosted […]

A Poetic Journey: An Insight into the world of Autism from the Poet’s Point of View

The Significant League

The Significant League

Poets of TSL: Mallika Bhowmik, Shruti Goswami, Lucette C. Bailliet, Amit Shankar Saha, Ipsita Ganguli, Hamna Labeeb, Shabir Ahmad Mir, Bobby Bains, Chiranjeevi Gandikota, Sana Tamreen Mohammed,Swati Chandra Shivki, Meetu Nadir, Ambika Mahapatra, Sunita Jugran, Minal Nadgir Lokapur, Rahul Mall, Dew Drop, Paromita Mukherjee, Raj Babu Gandham, Sunila Khemchandani, Pallavi Tripathi, Satbir Chadha, Sanober Fatima, Waseem A Malla, Elvira Lobo, Richi Simon, Precious Chilongozi, Rubeena Hameed, Princess Lubna, Reena Prasad, Malkeet Kaur, Neha Kumari, Tribhawan Kaul, Mou Majumdar Sarkar, Nivedita Dey, Niladri Ranjit Chakraborty, Rishabh Tulsayan,Megha Sumant Sharma, John Anthony Fingleton,Ravinder Kaur, Shalini Samuel, Soumya Mukherjee, Zeenath Ibrahim, Tapeshwar Prasad, Kalpana Shah, Harnidh Kaur, Anita Sahoo, Bidyutprabha Gantayat, Binod Bastola Joshi, Jai Prakash Kallikkal, Sarala Ram Kamal, Pramila Khadun, Geethanjali Dilip, Koshy AV, Anindita Bose, Himali Narang, Vineetha Mekkoth, Aakash Sagar Chouhan, Sunila Kamal, Fatima Afshan, Rituparna Majumder, Pratima Apte, Lily Swarn, Daipayan Nair, Joie Bose, Ritamvara Bhattacharya, Rahul Ahuja, Nalini Srivastava, IncaWrite, Paromita Mukherjee Ojha, Sufia Khatoon, Sha Azam Siddiqui, Rajdeep Chowdhury, Perveiz Ali, Sreemathi Ravi, Gauri Dixit, Jeanne Ellin, Kiren Babal, Santosh Bakaya, Pushpa Moorjani, Vijay Nair, Michele Baron, Kuchibhotla Sarada, Ananya Chatterjee, Deepti Singh, Urooj Murtaza
The Significant League

                                  Compiled by                                            Nalini Srivastava & Dr Koshy AV These poems were written as a part of the NANOWRIMO […]

Learning to Read and Write all over Again for Autistic Children

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita Chatterjee Roy is an artist at heart. She has an eye for the unusual. Her naturescapes make her the quintessential Romantic. She paints, is passionate about photography, creates word images in her verses and loves to write. She cooks delicacies and is a foodie. Born in India, she was brought up in several countries. These strengthened the global citizen in her. She now lives in the Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two sons.
Anumita C. Roy

As a special needs mother, Anumita shares some of the major learning challenges that Autistic children face. Teaching is adapted according to their special needs. As a parent she had to unlearn traditional pedagogy to learn invaluable lessons all over again. In this in-depth analysis she explains the left-right brain conflict, use of different coloured beads and the […]

Grim World of Autism: A Slice of Life with my Little Brother Reuel

Joanna Sarah Koshy

Joanna Sarah Koshy is doing her Computer Science B.Sc in Bangalore, St Joseph's. She has been published previously in Browsing Corner, Inklinks: an Anthology and The Significant Anthology. She has also been published in Learning and Creativity. She has worked as the editor for her school magazine when in school in Clarence HS, Bangalore. She is working on a novel presently, besides having her own blog Jabberwockyslayer.

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Joanna shares her experiences of staying with a younger autistic brother, Reuel, for Different Truths. She tells us that the smallest triggers, things neuro-typical people would not even notice, act upon him like bomb-shells, triggering a sensory overload that either causes him to shut down or sends him into a panicked frenzy where he hurts himself and the […]

How to Support Visually Impaired Children in Schools

Sarika Sarkar Das

A teacher, day dreamer, random experimental cook and some hit and miss photography, and at last love to call myself a full time mother.

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Visual impairment is fairly common in autistic children. Others too might have visual impairment. Sarika, a UK-based special needs teacher, gives us useful tips to help such children in schools. “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched that must be felt with the heart” ~ Helen Keller Visual impairment is a permanent […]

Autism and its Blues

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita Chatterjee Roy is an artist at heart. She has an eye for the unusual. Her naturescapes make her the quintessential Romantic. She paints, is passionate about photography, creates word images in her verses and loves to write. She cooks delicacies and is a foodie. Born in India, she was brought up in several countries. These strengthened the global citizen in her. She now lives in the Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two sons.
Anumita C. Roy

Autism is most complex and often misunderstood. Anumita, a special needs mother, with two children diagnosed under the spectrum of autism, shares her experiences on the World Autism Awareness Day. Life taught her more. The second day of April is dedicated to the awareness of autism. It showed on the calendar of my cell phone. Various friends on […]

How to Cope with Physical Impairment and Cerebral Palsy in Special Needs Children?

Sarika Sarkar Das

A teacher, day dreamer, random experimental cook and some hit and miss photography, and at last love to call myself a full time mother.

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Sarika looks in the challenges of Differently Abled or Special Needs children. She tells us how to identify such a child and details what schools must do. Here’s a detailed guideline. “Children with disabilities are like butterflies with a broken wing. They are as beautiful as all the rest but, need a little help spreading their wings!” […]