How to turn your adversity into prosperity: Nazma will tell you how

Married at an early age of 13, Nazma was sent back to her parent’s home in Rasoolpanah village, in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh, by her husband. This was after two months of marriage as he suspected she had some disease as she was thin and anaemic. “When I came back home, I faced a lot of problems. I had just one set of clothes with me. I used to wash them and wear it every day,” says Nazma

Significant figures: Is leprosy a disease of the past?

How old is leprosy? No one knows for sure. But researchers believe the earliest evidence of leprosy comes from a 4,000-year-old human skeleton which excavated in Balathal, in Udaipur district of Rajasthan, in 2009. But this 4,000-year-old disease is still encapsulated in many myths and misconceptions.