Mocking OI on its face : Living an independent dignified life

Mocking OI on its face : Living an independent dignified life

Indian Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (IOIF) had an opportunity to interview Sirisha, a person with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. In an hour-long conversation with Sirisha, we got to know about her life and its finer details and how despite all odds she continues to work independently in Bangalore away from her parents and homely care. This post attempts to capture the eventful life of Sirisha and intends to spread the message to families and people alike that the greatest truth of life is…

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My bones break but they do not break me

My bones break but they do not break me

Indian Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (IOIF) visited Dhanya Ravi at her Jeevan Bima Nagar home as part of the foundation’s endeavor to gather stories of people winning over Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)  and spread awareness about it in the community. Dhanya Ravi is a global name, she is a motivational speaker, a flamboyant woman and an innocent child at heart. Dhanya has a purpose in life, a purpose to create traction and awareness about OI and spares no moment to work towards…

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PCOS : A story of winning over it!!

PCOS : A story of winning over it!!

Early this month I had a wonderful opportunity to interview a young woman who overcame her tryst with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). For those who do not know about it, I would like to write some words. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age.  Usually, the symptom of PCOS is irregular menstrual period. PCOS can also be a cause for women infertility. For more details kindly read this.   Trupti was kind enough…

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“Money is not important, I want to walk”

“Money is not important, I want to walk”

Indian Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (IOIF) visited Lasya Shetty and her family as part of their aim to create sensitization about Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) or the “brittle bones disease”. Another equally important objective behind the visit was to understand the challenges that the family and the person affected face together. One of the fundamental principles on which IOIF is based is the understanding of the struggles the family as an ecosystem faces and to create awareness among the common public. The…

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Failure, a stairway to exploration and success

Failure, a stairway to exploration and success

Failures are stigmatised to be an omen for bad luck, something that people have a hard time accepting and overcoming. But are they really that big a deal, or is it okay to fail sometimes, just to stand up again, stronger and better. The world that we live in perishes in a false sense of security over successes. What we miss to realize is that failures are nothing, but a medium to make us better individuals, a source of inspiration…

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The Incident I cannot forget: Crossing the line

The Incident I cannot forget: Crossing the line

I read this article in a magazine and I am reproducing it here because I feel that it is an important read and that it will be helpful to sensitize the public about issues raised in this article. The source of this article is WomenEra magazine, August edition 2018.   “It has been three months since I’d joined an IT company in Chennai. I’d made acquaintances among colleagues (calling them ‘friends’ would be a stretch). I was thrilled when our…

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Lodging Complaint Online: Thing Every Girl Must Know

Lodging Complaint Online: Thing Every Girl Must Know

I recently came across a website where online complaint can be lodged against people who are pestering us with their behavior and outraging the modesty of a woman. I believe that tolerating is a good thing and that allows the perpetrator the given time to understand his/her actions and take decision of not intruding in the lives of others and allowing them to live with peace and dignity. While allowing them to get away with their acts with impunity might…

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Thomson Reuters Perception Poll Afterthoughts

Thomson Reuters Perception Poll Afterthoughts

Recently, a poll was conducted by Thomson Reuters foundation wherein the organization intended to find out the perception about safe countries for women. This poll was made possible with the help of some odd 540 research specialists in social circles and areas related to society, security and human development. Ever since the report came out Indian politicians, think tanks, government and several other people in positions of responsibility towards safety of women in the sub-continent have become unsettled and have…

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Changed Theme : Diabetes Awareness

Changed Theme : Diabetes Awareness

Dear Readers, It gives us immense pleasure to share with you that our team is undertaking a different experiment in this new year on this online newsletter space. Our new posts will talk about research work related to diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) specifically, but we shall also publish news and recent developments happening in India related to diabetes. We’ll talk a lot about the empirical science related to food and eating habits and their relation to the…

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WEIGHT TRAINING AND DIABETES

WEIGHT TRAINING AND DIABETES

Most often we do not believe, or should I say we do not know, that there are activities beyond cardio which can ensure a healthy lifestyle and also a sustainable one. It is no surprise that as we age, the strength in our joints dwindles and our ability to endure atrophies. Consequently, the intensity of exercise, primarily those related to running, jogging, cycling and even walking, diminishes gradually. What, then, is the best way to ensure that we age in…

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