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Meet Mumbai's Google guide stars championing inclusivity and sustainability

Mid-Day Premium Meet Mumbai's Google guide stars championing inclusivity and sustainability

With the travel season abuzz, we focus on Mumbai's Google Guide stars, who document their travels to help small businesses, mark autism-friendly spaces and promote eco-conscious practices

28 May,2024 10:36 AM IST | Mumbai | Ainie Rizvi
'Invisible disabilities remain overlooked in public policy'

'Invisible disabilities remain overlooked in public policy'

Without a specialised census focused on individuals living with neurodivergence, they'll never be important enough for the government, shares Mugdha Kalra. An autism activist and mother, she works to tackle systemic issues that impede the progress of neurodivergent children

13 May,2024 11:06 AM IST | Mumbai | Ainie Rizvi
Why this Mumbaikar turned into a human indicator at Dadar station

Mid-Day Premium Why this Mumbaikar turned into a human indicator at Dadar station

Mumbai’s Dadar Railway Station is a dramatic spot for local trains. With no indicator at the city’s busiest railway station – this Mumbai local sheds two hours every morning to establish order and help lost commuters

13 May,2024 11:01 AM IST | Mumbai | Ainie Rizvi
Health insurance denied for autistic son, mother sheds light on systemic issue

Mid-Day Premium Health insurance denied for autistic son, mother sheds light on systemic issue

Om, a Bengaluru-based autistic child was denied health cover for his pneumonia treatment owing to his developmental condition. His case sheds light on how Indian insurance companies are breaching IRDAI regulations by refusing coverage or denying claims of individuals living with neurodivergent conditions

13 May,2024 10:59 AM IST | Mumbai | Ainie Rizvi

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