Disability Does Not Mean Inability – #WATWB

We are the World Blogfest is here with its 11th edition, second post of 2018 and my sixth post on #WATWB to spread peace, kindness, and humanity on social media, a few of us have worked together to create the We are the World Blogfest. In a world where news and social media are awash with negativity, we aim to turn the focus onto small but significant stories that renew our faith in humanity.

The co-hosts for the February 2018 #WATWB are Shilpa Garg, Peter NenaEric LahtiRoshan Radhakrishnan and Inderpreet Kaur Uppal .



Disability Does Not Mean Inability


I was impressed much by the quotes – “Disability Does Not Mean Inability”. And I love to use Differently Able Persons rather than the phrase Disabled Persons. They are more talented than the ordinary people. They excel in their field and motivate others as role models. The last #WATWB highlighted one such inspiration Shalini Saraswathi.

In this post, I feel happy to feature another motivating charm guy Mr. Karthik Kumar. Twenty-year-old Karthik Kumar is an internationally famous singer who can sing in Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, English and Arabic, play keyboards, guitar and tabla and has committed over 2000 songs to memory. What makes these accomplishments all the more remarkable is the fact that he is autistic.


Disability Quote


Karthik was diagnosed with autism at the age of three,” says Krishna, his father. Further he adds, “Initially, we were shocked and upset and but soon came to terms with it and visited several doctors and psychologists for a proper evaluation and treatment.”


Though the disorder has restricted his communication skills, comprehension and social interaction with people, it has not sapped Karthik’s passion for music. With the love and encouragement from family, his twin brother and his music teacher Al Noor, he’s now able to excel in his  music.


“My biggest ambition is to become a renowned musician and be able to live independently”

– Karthik Kumar


I wish him a bright future in music and in his life.


Do you believe in your inner strength? Have you  overcome any disabilities in your life? Have you ever felt powerful in doing any acts close to your heart? What’s your opinion about this inspiring  loving guy? Share your opinions with us …….


This post is written as a part of the #AlexaTheIncredible campaign hosted by #womenbloggerwb. Also linking this post for We are the World Blogfest hosted by Damyanti.





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29 thoughts on “Disability Does Not Mean Inability – #WATWB”

  1. Dipika Singh (@gleefulblogger)

    I really don’t believe in the word disable, it’s just that a the person is differently able. Hat’s off to Karthik and his spirit, thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Wow, how inspiring when we see differently abled kids nurture their passion and I’m sure, we all will see Kartik as a musician.

  3. Loved the topic! We all need to be part of the movement to create a more inclusive society. It will help people of different abilities and sensibilities to explore their potential to the fullest. Thank you for bringing such an insightful post to us. Keep writing 🙂

  4. So glad to know about Karthik, Vasantha. I always believe that we ‘normal’ people fail to see the magic in everyday lives like differently abled people do. Their imagination and creativity is far superior than us.

  5. so glad to know about karthik, vasantha .their view of imagination and creativity is far superior than us

  6. That’s such an inspiring story of determination and perseverance despite all odds. Wishing Karthik the very best in all his endeavors and thanks for sharing this positive and uplifting story, Vasantha!

  7. Thanks Vasantha for posting this one. It is really inspiring to read about Karthik. I wish him all the very best to achieve his ambition.

  8. i wish him all the best. I agree that they are differently able people with much more talent, I hope Karthik fulfills his dreams.

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