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July 10, 2019

This clinical psychologist is making sports inclusive

Making sports inclusive

While growing up in Pune, Ganatra enjoyed being in the midst of nature. From cycling to swimming and wandering the Sahyadri hills, he was always in awe of his surroundings. “I wanted to climb mountains and paint. That’s what I saw myself doing. But I was now a blind teenager and for the next few months I went through a range of emotions, from anger to depression," he recalls.

It took a massive effort on his part to gradually crawl out of his state of mind. He soon set his mind on learning computers and his first job was in the field of communications and Web technology. While programming machines, he started reading about the human brain. The fascination was enough to quit a successful career and return to college to study mental health.

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