Lives Run In Tandem
- Sandra Pereira was the first sponsor for the tandem cycling event. It taught her a few things.
- Manjiri Latey co-runs a venture for outdoor education and experimental learning.
Wind in the hair, first brush with underwater marine life, happy exhaustion on reaching the top of a fort, paragliding through a breathtaking mountain range, zooming across the finish line of a marathon: imagine, if you can, all these moments with visually impaired, differently-abled and paraplegic people as participants/performers.
Because adventure sport is seen as something tough even for able-bodied people, its attraction to others is squarely denied in a country like India where the differently abled are still fighting for dignity, basic rights and ramps in public places.
However, for the past year-and-a-half, Adventures Beyond Barriers by Divyanshu Ganatra (India’s first blind paraglider) and his team have been organising...