Hosting a Hangout?

Asking a pws to host a hangout is somewhat like, asking a street cricketer to play International cricket! Madness, in one word! That is how many pws react when we suggest that they should host a hangout, after having attended some. The truth is, we would never ever challenge ourselves, unless forced into it. This […]

Battle No More

Hi. This is kundan. I am going to share some of my observations and thoughts about how I have been dealing with my stammering for almost whole of the last decade in my young life- I am 27; Yes about a decade ago, I came to know Dr. Satyendra sir aka sachin sir. Though I have […]

My Story

I have been watching with some interest, a new pws who has been organizing Google hangout frequently with great energy. Couple of times, I bobbed in and out of these hangouts. He was conducting these hangouts in a very organized way- giving everyone plenty of time, without turning it in a personal monologue. He was […]

Creativity Challenge

We are organising a competition: share what new or challenging thing you did / learned in the lockdown, as a brief write up or a video and share it with Amit Kushwaha (amitsk68@gmail.com) by 31st july. You will get a chance to present it during NC 2020 (in a live streaming session).

NC 2020

In view of the Covid situation, TISA plans to have a five day online NC. It will consist of streaming of live interviews, talent shows, Reading poems/ stories (adjudged by a group), screening of relevant movies/ documentaries, group discussions etc. etc. Tentative time September- October 2020. Keep checking back.

Solitude: Reflections

My first reaction was- Oh My God! Then, in a few days time, I became used to the comfortable pace of my life under the lockdown.  Initially I tried to learn this, practice that, listen to this or watch that – because I thought I have so much time and I must put it to […]

लॉक डाउन : तीन अति लघु कथाएं

इंतज़ार  वह थाली पीट रही थी | लगातार अपने थरथराते हाथों से…  पिछले कई दिनों से वह थाली पीट रही है | पडोसी भी सिर्फ मुस्कुराते हैं और अंदर चले जाते हैं | उसने बेटे की खाकी वर्दी धोकर, तह लगा कर तैयार रखी थी – ताकि वह जब कपड़े बदलने आये तो उसे देर […]

Mindfulness Sessions Online

A little virus has changed our lives – forever it seems. Being one of the most resilient species on Earth, we are adapting, learning and carrying on with our lives. One major change in TISA is : we are offering many online hangouts now to our community which is scattered all over the globe. Today […]

Post Traumatic Growth

I had come across this term a few days back while watching a positive Psychiatry video on Coursera. I had normally heard the opposite term: Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD). This was something new and unexpected: What good can one get out of the horrors of a terrorist attack or childhood abuse? You can only […]

Vikasnagar Communication Workshop

Workshop cancelled. Please don’t register. 13-15 March 2020 (Fri-Sun), Vikasnagar TISA will be conducting a three day communication workshop in Vikasnagar (40 Km from Dehradun)- for people who stammer, especially from North India and first timers. Medium will be Hindi and English. JP, Pawan and Sachin will be facilitating it. Goal is to address your […]

Siliguri Communication Workshop

Introduction Tisa organised this workshop in collaboration with Medica North Bengal Clinic (MNBC) in Siliguri for people who stammer (pws) on 14-16 Feb 2020. Participants 17 people who stammer from West Bengal, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh – ages ranging from 23-55 years. Three facilitators were from Dehradun (Satyendra), Gorakhpur (Manjulika) and Bhopal (Amit). Proceedings Day […]

To see Clearly

I just finished a ten day Vipassna in Rajasthan and thoroughly enjoyed it ( I also drove a bike – gixxer 155 – to and fro Churu!). Since Vipassna is all about experiencing first hand whatever there is to be realised (rather than talking about concepts), I will desist from saying more about it! You […]

Loss and Gain

“माई री मैं कासे कहूँ पीर अपने जिया की … मदनमोहन का ये पुराना गीत, विभावरी आप्टे की आवाज़ में सुन कर मेरी आँखें भर आई, सुबह सुबह ! कई दिनों से ऐसा ही कुछ हो रहा है | कोई दो महीने बीते हैं, मैरियन को गुजरे |  जैसे मैंने दूसरी बातों को स्वीकार करना […]

Discrimination and Memory

Friends, I wrote this some time back for an online course on Psychology..  You might like it?… Since the summer of 2016, we in India, had been hearing about Mr Trump’s candidacy for the presidentship of USA. Like many in India, USA and elsewhere, I was a little amused and scandalized to learn about various […]

Protesting, CALMLY!

A young woman scientist was walking in dark in a Scotland village, when she was gored by an antelope. Antelope’s antlers (horn) pierced her wind pipe and the food tube in the neck. She went in a coma, was transferred to a hospital in Glasgow and was saved against ALL odds! On her recovery she […]

Expectations from NC

A young pws has written to us, his honest expectations from NC. Let us read it, understand it and HONOR it.. “Good Morning Sir , I’m having some ideas as a PWS want to see in a National Conference . It doesn’t matter if my ideas are approved or not , but spare sometime to […]

What do you think?

I just finished the second mooc! And loved it! But I received two feedback: Please offer a mooc in Hindi (let us not become elitists!) and do charge something. Assumption is- people will engage when they pay something. Offering a mooc in Hindi, is totally on. I am researching various LMS for it. Not sure […]

Mookam karoti vAchAlam

UPDATES: We are beginning on 18th Nov, 8 am sharp. If you have fulfilled the entrance criteria (a video and the summary), and still have NOT received your class invite, please drop an email to sachin at satksri@gmail.com ASAP. To enroll for the next session, starting in the second half of November 2017, please drop […]

Welcome JP!

Friends, I have stepped down and JP is the new president of TISA from 1st October 2017. I have spent sometime with him and others recently in Chandigarh on the morning of Oct 1st, as we talked about the foundational values, Volunteerism, Self-help and Acceptance etc..  From Infosys to banking sector, JP too has matured […]

Stuttering – My experiments with fear

(Received from Dr Tejpal, Chandigarh) In a recently concluded National TISA Conference at Chandigarh, Anapana meditation was taught by Vipassana Teacher. Anapana meditation is a preliminary step of Vipassana meditation, which is widely practised by students in schools and by adults by jail staff and prisoners in many prisons all over India and abroad. Many […]