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Being writer for blind students

I remember, in 2012 I had written 2 papers for blind students. After that, somehow I lost connect with the help group, plus I didnt attempt to find contact details etc. This year, I found this message on twitter and decided to be part of this very nice Initiative by Saathi – an initiative to integrate students with blindness into the college main life. Read More Here or SAATHI Enabling Centre (Overview in PDF)

Thus, decided to share it with twitter friends, WA groups and FB etc.

I confirmed my availability for English, Marathi writing, Any day, Any timeslot. Based on this, had a call with Kirti Deo – who was coordinating for this initiative. Chalked out a schedule for 9 days. And this journey started – being writer for blind students. I wrote exams in Fergusson College, Pune and SP College, Pune

WHAT I LEARNED – VALUE OF BEING ABLE TO SEE!

Instead of writing long observations and notes, would like to sum it up in points below

  • Blind students are absolutely motivated and their energy is way high than normal people like us
  • They need more support in ‘learning’ process
  • Many didn’t have access to audio notes, other study material
  • Blind students were happy to meet me, many exchanged good info on general life etc
  • All most everyone was well prepared and attempted all questions
  • They use public transport – as a routine, given that there are no special facilities for blind or disabled people, immense respect for all these students
  • Most of the students were focused and knew what they are going to do for a living, especially TYBA and MA students
  • Everyone smiled. Everyone SMILED

What can you do?

  • STOP cribbing. We crib a lot about so many things which dont matter.
  • Take out time – YES EVERYONE is busy, to help these folks
  • They are differently abled, if you spend more time with them, you would be far better human being
  • Please dont expect monitory benefits – there was a message on WA group, of some writer asking for ‘payment’ on writing paper.
  • These experiences have great value in LIFE. Please help needy
  • Dont just share it on social media, go out and work by making some time

Here is the timeline for the writing schedule. Hope to see you next time in one of the examination hall.

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Emotions, expressions, Travel

Shadows and Cities

I love shadows of people, trees, objects – Cities!

Somehow, they make me think. Especially on busy streets, it is fun to click pictures against the sun. They don’t tell you if the person is rich, poor, black or white.

They are shadows! Isn’t that the reflection of human beings?

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Facts

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Life

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Truth

Identity

Identity

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Computer Bhangarwala

Yes you heard it right. Computerwaaala… is what we heard, outside the office. Was surprized to see a computer on cart. Below are some pics and a video,.. Do listen to what all he says…

Writes in urdu. Stays near market yard. Cart items - A monitor, CPU , Keyboard - Price 2500/- only

Writes in urdu. Stays near market yard. Cart items – A monitor, CPU , Keyboard – Price 2500/- only

Checking out the machine...

Checking out the machine…

Later on... I HAD TO save his number! You, too can save his number

Later on… I HAD TO save his number! You, too can save his number

He took my number, and within 10 mins called me, saying that he has a computer, which he wants to sell...

He took my number, and within 10 mins called me, saying that he has a computer, which he wants to sell…

Big Thank you Pratik Gandhi – for shooting and clicking the incident.

Here is the video link – Check it out

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Emotions, expressions

Maintain your Worshiping Tempo…

India , land of Gods! People worship various forms of god! Atheists find it difficult to match upto the godly behavior, overall. Saw this vehicle, near shivdarshan chowk, Pune. A Mobile Temple!

Shraddha and Saburi – DaanPeti – Datta – Prasad Vaati – Flowers – Bhagwa Flag —> Keeps up the Tempo!

Maintaining your Worshiping Tempo…is a tricky bargain!

Set the right 'Tempo' for your Prayers!

Set the right ‘Tempo’ for your Prayers!

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Prabhat – At the Dusk…

Prabhat talkies, the best theatre in Pune – is a line which was true, may be before 2000. With multiplexes crowding the city, Prabhat stands at the dusk. I love the theatre, as it shows Marathi movies, at a decent(read very sasta) rate. Check what I had posted in 2o11 – Rs 24.50 + S.Charge… . Now it is 50 Rs. (It was 24.5 in 2011 Nov)

First Class - 50!

First Class – 50!

ALSO, since it is ALSO, since it is puneri —> See the Humour in the picture below!  —> See the Humour in the picture below!

Puneri Paati - Humour at its best! Look at the clever cat!

Puneri Paati – Humour at its best! Look at the clever cat!

 

Have you visited Prabhat theatre? Can we have some suggestions to improve the theatre?

 

 

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