He is not your average university student. He’s not just another face in the crowd. He is a tireless fighter. He is Mr. Divanshu Gupta, a man of many talents and abilities. Most notable however is Divanshu’s passion for art. He has been studying and excelling at the College of Arts, Delhi University, but the most special thing about him is that he, apart from being an excellent artist, is someone who just doesn’t give up no matter how high the odds are stacked up against him.

His hearing and speaking abilities have been impaired since birth but the man simply refuses to let that hinder him from chasing his passions and thus continues to prove the naysayers wrong. A few of his paintings have been put up on our website so that one can appreciate his work and at the same time, take a lesson on perseverance and determination.

Ilaben D Sachani

Ilaben D Sachani

Ilaben Sachani, at first glance would seem to be any other Gujarati women, typical in her demeanor swearing by khakhda and dhokla. However on a closer look, it’s an altogether different story.

She is orthopedically challenged, i.e. in layman’s terms; unable to use her bone structure completely. Orthopedic impairment also has an adverse impact on a child’s educational performance rendering her devoid of opportunities which education brings.

Despite all odds, she has not let her disability come in the way of her talent. Ilaben has always been a warrior fighting all odds and supporting her family. She chose to ignore her disability, often perceived by the society as a liability and instead put her talent to a good and productive use.

While, Anjum Tanwar has suffered from orthopaedic disability since birth, which restricts her ability to walk and travel, she has never let her problems come in the way of her talent.

She has trained herself in the art of embroidery, and supports her livelihood by selling products, including jute bags, kurtas and home accessories.

Alpa H. Chopda

Alpa H. Chopda

Orthopaedically challenged, Alpa belongs to Gujarat and supports her living by doing embroidery!

Manoj G Bhingare

Manoj G Bhingare

Manoj is an extremely talented artist, who paints with his mouth. He has studied both Fine Arts and Computer applications.

The Tariq brothers are expert Kashmiri embroiders who design and fabricate beautiful shawls, stoles, sarees etc. These brothers are special as they suffer from muscular dystrophy, which is gradually limiting their ability to move – But with their sheer determination and will to work, are exploiting their talent to show the world what they can do.

MESH is an Indian organisation practicing Fair Trade with disabled and leprosy affected crafts artisans, for their rehabilitation. It works with more than 700 artisans with disabilities or affected by leprosy, in 37 producer groups across 12 Indian states.