by Shreya Ila Anasuya
Skin Stories launched in August 2017, as a digital publication focusing on first-person narratives by people with disabilities. Its origins were in an unnamed blog, part of the Sexuality and Disability programme at Point of View.
by Riddhi Dastidar
‘He called today because he couldn’t remember what year it was.’ Sonam Luthra* is talking about Kabir Chadha*, an inpatient at VIMHANS — Delhi’s leading private mental healthcare institution. Chaddha lives with schizophrenia. …
by Archismita Choudhury
The room I grew up in has changed a lot in the five years since I left my home in Guwahati. The ceiling fan doesn’t work any more, the bed has luggage strewn all over it. The curtains are different — with mundane-looking yellow and blue stripes…
by Akshita Nagpal
In a classroom among the many in a three-storey Noida building, 27-year-old Shweta Goyal teaches nearly 40 pupils, aged between their late-teens and early twenties. There’s no spoken word as Goyal teaches what she herself learnt only last year — Indian Sign Language (ISL). Her learning of…
by Madhavi Shivaprasad
‘Mujhe na stand-up karne ke liye bulate hain dus minute ke liye, paanch minute baithne mein lag jaate hain.’ (People call me to perform stand-up comedy for ten minutes, but it takes me five to just sit on stage.)
This is how comedian Sweta Mantrii begins most…
by Tanika Godbole
The image is a comic strip with seven panels.
In the first panel, a person is shown being punched from both sides by two thought bubbles. One is these is red and the other is blue. …
by Debojit Dutta
‘There is a crack, a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.’
Leonard Cohen, ‘Anthem’
The safe spaces of my childhood were not in the rooms of my house, or any house for that matter. During regression therapy, when my former therapist asked me to…
by Niluka Gunawardena
‘Bet they don’t sell those at H&M,’ is probably what she thought while peering into my bag. I was humming tunelessly — oblivious to the peering, as I was to the staring — until my little sister pointed it out. So we stared back. …
by Akriti Paracer
‘Can a dyslexia programme help a 40–50 year-old child?’ said Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a chuckle to a gathering of students at IIT Roorkee. This was a tasteless statement in which he was alluding to his political rival, Rahul Gandhi.