Interview with Madan Vasishta
Madan M. Vasishta was born in India and became deaf at the age of 11. He worked as a farmer for next 10 years and moved to Delhi in 1961 where he met deaf people and learned to sign. Vasishta taught photography in India and worked with the All India Federation of the Deaf before coming to Gallaudet in 1967.
Interview with Zara Husain
Zara Husain: My name is Zara Husain. I was born in Pakistan, grew up there, moved to USA as a teenager and lived 4 years. Did high school here, then went back to my home country, did university studies there, married and had lived in VA for 9 years with my husband. Now Iam residing in NY for school.
Interview with Karthik Sethuraman
Karthik Sethuraman was born in Madras, and moved to Oklahoma City at the age of 20. He has also lived in Las Crucs, NM and most recently, Los Angeles, CA. He grew up communicating in Tamil and English with family and friends in India. He learned American Sign Language after moving to Oklahoma City, when a pastor approached him and drove him to church to meet other deaf persons in the community.
Interview with Shazia Siddiqi
Shazia Siddiqi was born in Texas and raised in California for most of her life. She is a first-generation American-born to parents who emigrated from Pakistan in the 1970’s. She is the eldest with one younger brother. Her whole family is hearing. Her parents found out she was deaf at 3 and half years old.
Interview with Apurva Varia
A video interview with Apurva Varia, who currently works as an aerospace engineer at NASA. Varia is originally from Dallas, TX. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He went on to earn a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University, and from there, went to work for NASA.