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.
of attendees were 4.
– – Mr X(*).
last but not the least, the (not so) humble coordinator, Kushal.
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).
was joined (unfortuanately…hahaha) by Rahul, his mother and Mr X.
introduction of the participants:
is in his 3 year of engineering. A shy and extremely pleasant personality.
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.
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).
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.
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.
* – For personal reasons I have kept Mr X’s identity unknown.