Behind the Headlines

In underscoring current societal challenges, “BEHIND THE HEADLINES” shares accounts of success stories not covered in the news. It provides a  deeper understanding of the real-life experiences faced by disabled soldiers of Indian Armed Forces and ordinary citizens with disabilities. It is the only Journal that has initiated reporting of the success stories citizens with disabilities of paraplegic soldiers, who are talented youth from rural backgrounds who became physically challenged while serving the motherland. They have defeated all odds to convert their setback into opportunities while facing uncertainties & conflicting policies of  state. Their success highlights the responsibility of all citizens in strengthening the state apparatus to empower one and all.


Technological advancement in communication and information connects us worldwide, it discloses innumerous common citizens’ deep sense of responsibility, true commitment and selfless “Soldierly Deeds” which has fetched a new dawn and rekindled hope into the lives of people-citizens with positive change on the mindset. Since development is a shared goal & in this era of close connectivity, every person holding some piece of information with experience and aligning the same with the ground level actions can bring transformation making inclusive growth a reality and a cognizant society.  The ultimate message is “Inclusive Nation Building.”


GRIT, a personality trait is defined as "perseverance and passion for long-term goals".  Individuals high in grit are able to maintain their determination and motivation over long periods despite experiences with failure and adversity. It is emphasized that grit is a better predictor of achievement than intellectual talent (IQ), because grit serves as the overriding factor that provides the stamina required to "stay the course" amid challenges and setbacks. It is primarily persistence or ability to endure and carry on in the face of challenges and adversity. An additional facet of grit is consistency of interest or passion. Gritty people often are intensely committed to their goals for what they want to accomplish in life.

Empowered citizens strengthen community consciousnesses that further strengthens the governance. It enhances people participation that yield inclusive development. People influence the environment & communities within which we exist & ultimately it is ‘People Matter Results Count’. Grass root  Information and knowledge articulate the strategies and shape the implementation processes in addressing the social obligation and restoring the dignity of differently able persons leading towards sustainable inclusive development. 

The Success stories which are never  seen in the mainstream news networks :

PRAVEEN KUMAR First Indian armed Forces Ex-servicemen of IRONMAN South Africa Championship.


Tapash Chatterjee, is  a veteran  and decorated Indian Army  Officer,  columnist  of “Behind The Headlines” and  Social Entrepreneur. 

He  has  conceptualized  the  Mission  ‘Ability Beyond  Disability’  in 2005 and  operationalised  it Pan-India as Nodal officer with Indian Army & Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Government of India, aimed to strengthen Inclusive  Growth &  Development with an objective  to  reach  the  unreached,  under served & connecting  rehabilitation professionals  with  those in need at their doorstep levels with a message and  commitment         “People Matter Results Count”  &  Together We Can Make it Happen.