First Kolkata SHG meet – a writeup

for the delay in posting this write-up.
TISA – Kolkata SHG was held on the 2nd Dec, 2012 at the panoramic
lawns of Victoria Memorial at 3:30 pm – 5:00pm.
Total number
of attendees were 4.
–        –  Mr
Rahul Mukherjee
–        –  His
–       –   Mr X(*).
–        – And
last but not the least, the (not so) humble coordinator, Kushal.
Initially the coordinator thought no one had turned up and so he was having a gala outing exploring
Victoria, seeing lively and colourful people all around (including pretty
girls—J ), and reading TISA self-help
manual. (The chapter on Values and Beliefs is truly truly amazing and a must
read for all. Great , great, awesome job Sachin).
Later on, I
was joined (unfortuanately…hahaha) by Rahul, his mother and Mr X.
A very brief
introduction of the participants:
–         – Mr X is a recovered stammerer and runs a coaching center.Truly epitomizes the pinnacle of achievement for any PWS (person with
–          – Rahul
is in his 3 year of engineering. A shy and extremely pleasant personality.
–          – His
Mother. Appearances can be very deceptive. Little did the simple mannerism
betray that she is a  Doctor of Neurology at one of Kolkata’s top hospital.
–         –  Kushal.
No introductions required. (!)
began by me introducing the role of TISA and sharing the TISA self help manual
and copy of Samvad which I had received at Coorg (The All India Stammering
Meet). Talks revolved mainly around stammering, whether it is curable, if so
how etc. Everyone also shared a few experiences. Mr X was particularly
influential and motivating with his ‘go-get’ approach on overcoming stammering.
Rahul was more of a recipient, gathering knowledge (I presume).
The meet saw,
a light-hearted Debate between the coordinator and Mr X on the way to
‘cure’ stammering. The coordinator tried his best to advocate TISA’s approach
of ‘there are multiple ways to truth. One is free to choose his/her path’,
while Mr X strongly advocated the path he had taken, which of course
has done wonders for him.
The meet
concluded with sharing a joke by each of the participants. Mr X (a
professional comedian, he has participated in the famous Bengali comedy show) was simply fantastic. For a shy boy like Rahul to have shared a nice
joke, made the coordinator proud to have organized the meet.
forward to the next SHG meet.
Best Wishes to all,
Kushal  (8981876099)

* – For personal reasons I have kept Mr X’s identity unknown.



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  1. Sachin 7 years ago

    Thank a lot!
    Yes, Kushal- TISA has a clear policy about therapist:

    Congrats on starting this new venture!

  2. admin 7 years ago


  3. admin 7 years ago

    Congrats to all 🙂

  4. admin 7 years ago

    Hats off kushal for conducting 1st SHG meeting in Kolkatta. It may be a small beginning but will grow larger in due course of time. It is also happy that a PWS mother who herself is a doctor also participated in the meeting. Really wonderful. All the best to Kushal and others.

  5. Vishal Gupta 7 years ago


  6. admin 7 years ago

    Thank you all. Have uncovered something more than a gold-mine in coming across TISA.
    Hope 2 meet u all in person again soon….and u 2 Vishal(would luv 2 get 2 know u better)

  7. Sachin 7 years ago

    It is ok- There is no compulsion or force- TISA is a free movement based on research and experiences.. Check this:


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