Being Dinkle

Dinkle Shah

Meet quintessential Mumbai girl Dinkle Shah. She’s 29, loves numbers, graduated from a college in the suburbs, lives with a loving family, did an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj, works at Deloitte India in the Consulting wing, plays basketball as a defender and has won a gold medal in the sport. All good? Impressive, you might say. Definitely far above average.

Now what if I tell you she has been paralysed from the chest down since 2001, and has achieved all this in a wheelchair!

What if I tell you that she is a player with the Maharashtra Wheelchair Basketball women’s team, but when she started out in 2015, she was part of a mixed team!

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Carol Andrade is a journalist and a former Chief Editor of The Afternoon daily. She is the Dean of St Pauls Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai.

Carol Andrade

Carol Andrade is a journalist and a former Chief Editor of The Afternoon daily. She is the Dean of St Pauls Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai.