How blind women are moving from darkness to light

The NAB India Centre of Blind Women and Disability Studies has been providing training to women to run cafes, manually screen breasts to diagnose breast cancer in its early stages, or become bank managers among many other things.

As I sat on the lawn of an old bungalow in the tony neighbourhood of Delhi’s Hauz Khas, the humidity of the July heat was unbearable. Yearning for a thirst-quencher I spotted the small café on the premises. I walked up to it and ordered myself a fresh lime soda. Sometime later as I sipped on my chilled drink, I couldn’t but think about my surroundings. I spotted a girl expertly handling the reception juggling phones and keying in information on her desktop.

To say that I was......