Is it possible to create Indian cities that put our holistic well-being at the heart of their imagination?

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In Episode 15 we speak with Radhika Alkazi, founder of Delhi-based NGO ASTHA, who has been working with children with disabilities. She talks to us about how the pandemic has made children who were already on the margins, even more invisible. She also tells us about what’s working, what support looks like and how safe spaces can be created for children so that they can access their rights.

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In the article, ‘Defining inclusion: From the perspective of children with disabilities‘, co-founder Srinidhi Raghavan unpacks how disability is a consequence of the interaction between the person with an impairment and their social environment. She also examines how to create support systems and why listening to children is a crucial aspect of it.

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Why Well-being?

Well-being is a concept that is making us re-think the idea of development across the world. It rejects Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as the only means of understanding growth and instead nurtures and keeps at the centre the idea of creating spaces and places built in conversation with and for the holistic betterment of its people. Read more.

As the Covid-19 pandemic has continued to make its strong presence felt across the nation and the globe – it, alongside the climate crisis – is laying bare the limitations of our current civilizational imagination. This is especially poignant and heartbreaking viewed from the perspective of our future generations. 

Each generation has the right to inherit the same diversity in natural, cultural, health, and economic resources enjoyed by previous generations and to equitable access to the use and benefits of these resources. This August we look at how children have been affected by the pandemic and its demands; and, how we can begin to understand their current and future needs and forge a path to improving their futures.

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of India’s population are children


children with disabilities don’t attend schools in India


of disabled people live in urban areas

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The Curio-city Collective (TCC) is a learning ecosystem that hopes to build a path to present and future holistic well-being in cities by re-connecting people, communities and ecosystems through practices of reflection, education and action.

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