Media coverage

About Malvika Iyer:


Motivational Speech at the United Nations Headquarters – United Nations, New York

Motivational Speech at the United Nations Headquarters: Closing session Launch of CEDAW for Youth, Youth Forum (CSW 61) – UN Web TV (United Nations, New York)

From where I stand: “Being a person with disability is challenging. Being a woman with disability adds extra challenges” – UN Women, New York

Motivational Talk invitation letter – United Nations, New York

From Bomb Blast Survivor to UN Speaker: The story of Malvika Iyer – The Logical Indian

Able to inspire – THE WEEK

This 28-Year-Old Global Icon’s Story Proves the Power of a Mother’s Love and Determination – The Better India

It’s unfair to students – The Hindu

‘Fight and you will survive:’ Bomb blast survivor Malvika Iyer on rebuilding a worthy life – YOURSTORY

She Rose Like The Phoenix – Red Elephant Foundation


Looking beyond limitations – FEMINA

Honored by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam  – At Rashtrapati Bhavan

She makes a difference with her grit – The Times of India

Malvika Iyer’s amazing story of grit! – Rediff

One among the 100 Change Agents and Newsmakers of the decade! – Deccan Chronicle

Malvika Iyer featured in ‘GIFTED’ : Inspiring stories of People with Disabilities (A national bestseller) – GIFTED The Book

Malvika Iyer on being a bomb blast survivor and on her mom – Mums and Stories

What a freak explosion couldn’t take from Malvika Iyer – The Alternative

An IYER for the differently-able – Deccan Chronicle

Fashioning a new life – Deccan Chronicle

‘I’m glad both my hands were blown off’ – Friday Magazine

Making Lemonade out of the Lemons Life Threw at her – The New Indian Express

From bomb blast survivor to disability rights activist – The Active Amputee

Feature in Dailythanthi – Dinathanti (Dailythanthi)

Feature in Andhra Jyothy – Andhrajyothy

Feature in Eenadu – Eenadu

THE WEEK- Cover Story – THE WEEK

Extraordinary stories of 10 ordinary people who refused to give up – THE WEEK

Power Daughter: Malvika Iyer’s inspirational journey – Nykka

Life Took This Fashionista’s Hands So She Grew Wings – Fashion101

Against life’s greatest odds – Deccan Chronicle

WhatFeministsWear – Huffington Post

Malvika Iyer Doodle – Femcylopaedia

Meet 30 Women Who Champion Feminism on Social Media – She The People

Where there is a will there is a way – The Hindu

Never say die – DNA India

Across seven seas and further – The Brew Magazine

How birds of a feather found followers – The Hindu

Getting the ball rolling on inclusivity – Deccan Chronicle

Malvika Iyer: Disability is in the Mind of the Observer, not the Observed – Know your Story

I’m going to speak at the United Nations – Vikatan

The pursuit of happiness  – The Hindu

Live life king size  – The Times of India

Their’s is a shared dream – The New Indian Express

“I’m Glad This Accident Happened”. Meet Malvika Iyer – Fuelling Dreams

Against all odds – iJugaad

“Sometimes I thank God that the accident happened; otherwise my life wouldn’t have been as amazing as it is now” – The Salute

‘Stop Judging People With Disability’ – Point Blank 7

Showstopper at NIFT Fashion Show – NIFT Showstopper

People with disabilities destroy stigma on Twitter with #DisabledAndCute – Mashable

The Girl Who Lived – Medium

Summit helps differently abled – The Times of India

Himmat aur aashawaadi jazbe ka naam hai Malvika – Prabhat Khabar

The struggle of 9 women who’ll give you power- Navrathri Special – Dainik Bhaskar

Back with a blast, 2 years on – Teen shines in exam after losing forearms in freak mishap – The Telegraph

Feature in Dinakaran

Feature in Aval Vikatan

Feature in Kannada Prabha

Feature in Patrika

The ‘Malvika Effect’- unshackled by the past, undaunted by the future 

 ‘Inclusive Fashion’ for Success & ABILITY – India’s Cross- Disability Magazine

The Phoenix (Malvika Iyer) ABILITYFEST 2013

Inclusion starts from within: Malvika Iyer at TEDxYouth@Chennai

The only Disability in life is a bad attitude | Malvika Iyer | TEDxIIMKozhikode

BOOM! The Destruction Attraction

A story of what grit is made up of | Phoenix Pengal | 

Malvika Iyer at India Inclusion Summit

One among the 20 women selected to attend the Women in the World Summit, in association with the New York Times

Amazing story of grit – Malvika Iyer – 6TV Vijetha

Chennai Live – 104.8 FM celebrates International Women’s Day by paying tribute to all the women achievers around the world!

TEDx Youth@Chennai: Tales of struggle and creativity inspire city youth – The Times of India

‘Backwaters’ on IIM-K campus from Friday – The Hindu

Clothes that make the cut: Adaptive clothing – The Times of India

Delhi: Disabled activist denied entry to upscale restaurant – Hindustan Times

To be differently abled, and gifted – The Hindu Business Line

Can we give these folks a happy drive? – The New Indian Express