park at 10:30 am. This was my first meeting and I must confess I was a will a
little nervous (and excited at the same time) but after meeting everyone and
the amazingly open and friendly atmosphere I felt as if I had known
for a long time and that made me feel really comfortable.We decided to shift the meeting to Jantar Mantar due to some
‘distractions’ in central park and as we thought there would be more space
there. There were 12 members(Ashmeet, Amit, Vishnu, Sikander, Jitender, Jitender Nimbekar, Amit Singh, Sahil, Jagbir, Garvit, Vishal) present and the host was Jitendar. He thoroughly
explained the agenda for the day and the reasoning behind each activity
brilliantly. After that we all introduced ourselves briefly to the group. The
two first timers were Sahil (me) and Amit Singh. Post that Jagbir sir took over
and the entire group did a short 5 minute Vipassna meditation and felt very
calm and peaceful after it. On hindsight, we all agreed that the meetings
should start with a short meditation before anything else, to make us calm and
take a break from our daily hustle bustle.
how to recover from a bad incident of stammering and not let it get you down.
Also Sumit told us a funny story. Finally we ended the meeting with discussions
on topics written down on pieces of paper by everybody. The topics ranged from
corruption, politics, missing Malaysian airplane, and movie reviews etc. And we
followed this up with a casual group discussion on ‘trains vs buses’ and
everyone had their own experiences and important views to be on the topic.
Vishal was the moderator and he gave valuable feedback to everyone on their
speech and their strong and weak points.
first time where I actually met people who have the same stammering problem as
me and I was glad to know I was not alone. The group also decided that we need
to look for a room to hold our meetings since Delhi summers will make it near
impossible to have meetings outdoors in the coming months. If anyone out there
has any sources it will be of great help.