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Mohd Aqil Sayeed Hajee | Super Power Deaf

Have you ever got inspired by your own struggles? In a world where we often seek our inspiration from outside, this guy gets his from his daily struggles. Say hello to Mohd Aqil Sayeed Hajee who is trying to make it easier for the deaf and dumb community to comprehend and gain knowledge in English and use technology to facilitate communication. Having challenges pursuing his studies right from the fifth grade to graduation in a hearing world and spending a childhood where education was a concern for the deaf, Aqil has come a long way working on making environment accessible for his community and fellow learners. Although his school gave him loads of warmth and affection, they were not aware his real communication needs to contribute to his real growth. In 2005, Aqil started his initiative ...

Zahabbiya Walbeek | Y’Phoria – The Yoga Community

One can’t help but notice every second or third picture on social media to be revolving around someone hitting the gym, flexing their muscles or some showing off their summer body. Health is definitely taken a lot more seriously today as we did a few years ago. Being fit and having a healthy mind is the new euphoria in people’s life. If you notice, celebrities having a healthy body and mind swear by yoga, especially the older generation. In India Baba Ramdev swears by it but what about the younger counterpart? Well, Zahabbiya Walbeek, a professional yoga practitioner came up with a twist to her yoga interventions. She added various fun initiatives to make her sessions more than just yoga. All this with a foundational principle to educate people about yoga, its benefits and a lifestyle that...

Lakshmi Sreenivasan | Let this Cafe Counsel you!

Mental Health related problems are widespread. The unheard voices, emotional pain, traumatic stories, grief, anger, depression, fear and many such negative emotional states are always ignored and stigmatised. The very foundation of a capitalist society is breeding profits, no one thinks let alone knows what they are going through emotionally or even need help. We often find ourselves at a loss for words when it comes to issues which at times we don’t resonate with, Depression is one of them. The deep understanding of this subject and knowing social anxiety after the gruelling and untimely death of her sister due to cancer she realized and that led to the birth Café Counsel an initiative by Lakshmi Sreenivasan. Café Counsel Consortium Let not the extended alliteration amaze you, it’s about ...