Age:
Home Town: Baramulla, Jammu & Kashmir
Education: Bachelors in Media Studies, University of Kashmir, Master of Social Work(MSW)
Specific Field Interests: Gender, Disability Rights, Conflict Resolution, Climate Change, Social Justice
Placement: Youth4Jobs Foundation, Hyderabad, Telangana
Area of Focus: The Project aims to support the organization's social impact work through proactive communications and storytelling around sustainable livelihoods of "persons with disabilities" post training.

Fellowship Project: Education, Disability

Highlights: Abid was associated with the Srinagar station of All India Radio from 2012-2018 with over 100 audio segments to his credit. His stories were shortlisted as Asia's top three submissions in 2020, 2021 and 2022 by AIPS Sports Media Awards. In 2017, He worked as a Research Assistant with J&K's first and only female Chief Minister in the public relations division of the Government Grievance Cell. In 2019, Abid worked as a research associate with the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). In 2020, he was a climate change Media Fellow with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and he was the first awardee of the Narender Revelli National Media Fellowship. He also went on to receive a grant from Columbia University, the US. Abid is passionate about and works at the intersection of inter-faith harmony, good politics, quality education, and digital rights. He has represented India in three International conferences on Peace, Conflict and Violence. Interested in community building, Abid has been volunteering with a US-based NGO called Kashmir Education Initiative since March 2020.

Posts by Abid R Baba

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Stigma Vs Resilience: Empowering Mental Health in the Disabled Community

There is no machismo in masking the mind muddle. This was the gist of the […]

Woman in wheelchair shops for clothes, examining a green garment.
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The Overlooked Rights of a Consumer with Disability

I am a firm believer that words/stories create impact. Stories of marginalized people hardly hog […]

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Banking Barriers: The Struggle for Accessibility in India’s Financial Institutions

One cloudy-cum-windy afternoon, I engaged in a conversation with a colleague at the Srinagar station […]

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Words Work Wonders: Strengthening Communication in the Social Development Sector

Dear readers, How many of you have heard the phrase “it is not what you […]

Balance between ecology and Environment
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Heat, Health and Harmony: Disability in the Time of Climate Change

If April showers bring May flowers somewhere, it can also be the cruelest month of […]

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Voices Unheard: Amplifying the Experiences of Women with Disabilities in India

In February, I co-authored a book titled “Invisible to Visible: Women Entrepreneurs with Disability, Stories […]

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International Purple Fest 2024: Dispatch from Goa

In the first weekend of this year, an August gathering, not an unusual scene in […]

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Beyond the Ballot: Pioneering Pathways to Inclusive Elections

 According to the Guardian, 40% of the earth’s population are expected to participate in more […]

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Why Indian Sign Language should be part of the Constitution and Curriculum!

Dear reader, imagine yourself in a group of friends, they are laughing and cracking jokes […]

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Are Indian Newsrooms Disabled Friendly?

When was the last time you consumed news and this question crawled on your mind […]

Lamakaan's tasty samosas
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Lamakaan: The Seventh Heaven of Hyderabad!

Cities talk, frown, smile, laugh, wail, and rejoice, but their expressions can only be felt […]

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Dear Disabled, You are Unsung Heroes, Create Your Own Niche!

Eyes introduce emotions. From joy to discomfort, surprise to shock, anger to admiration, eyes speak […]

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