Few days back I met Anil. A young pws, just finished B Tech from Dehradun. I had known him since 2014. We began chatting. I had to just ask a few questions, and he talked for a long time. He shared all that was happening in his life since passing out- and before. Ups and […]
TOPG Review- 4
Following valuable review was shared by Chinmay Tejas, one of TOPG faculty. He is also an alumni of Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry; He has brought in an element of mystery, miracles, magic potions and outright sorcery to TOPG: The Online Practice Group famously referred to as TOPG, is a 2-week course offered by […]
TOPG Review (2)
For the sake of ongoing learning at organisational level, we are conducting an internal review of TOPG. This is second in the series, contributed by Shreya Kumar, a faculty with TOPG: 1. What has struck you as TOPGs unique feature? The most unique feature of TOPG is the voluntary nature of the organisation, which is […]
TOPG Review (1)
TOPG began in 2020. It was based on MOOC, which started much earlier- in 2017. In fact, it was operationalisation of MOOC. Not many pws had the motivation to complete MOOC on their own. They will join, do couple of core tasks, then lose the motivation and forget all about it! Therefore TOPG was started, […]
The Perfect Stutter
In seventies England, a young man who stammered and dropped out of university for that reason, writes a manuscript and posts it to his father. He just wanted to explain his strange decisions to his ‘uncomprehending’ father. Years later, he returns home on his father’s death, having earned university degrees in Psycholinguistics, Speech Therapy and […]
If mistakes are the essential part of normal process of learning and growth, let us acknowledge them and give them their due. Right? I am beginning to see that they have taught me a lot- but mostly at the subconscious level. Let me talk of some such events consciously. One incident comes easily to my […]
An old TISA friend recently shared some deep thoughts with us: I wanted to share some of my experiences, where I had moments of realisation of how a changed attitude (which I acquired due to TISA) can make a huge difference in one’s life. To cut the long story short- I have joined as a Partner […]
Workshop Report & Accounts TISA offers a one day free open session on stammering and recovery in Guwahati on 20th March, Saturday Venue: Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya, Rupnagar Rd, Naamghar, Birubari, Guwahati, Assam 781007. Map. Dr Satyendra Srivastava, a social worker, researcher and a recovered stammerer will answer your questions and share a few effective techniques. Registration […]
Hangout Feedback from Krishiv
How have hosting hangouts changed you? Confidence boosting: Hosting hangouts sessions at The Indian Stammering Association gives one the confidence in public speaking and leadership in front of an audience of 10-15 members. Leadership: As a host, you are a leader who takes in charge of making sure our fellow PWS get an opportunity to […]
ह्रदय चीर के राम सिया का
( हास्य ) जब मै बच्चा था , तब अक्सर भजन की ये पंक्ति सुन कर मुझे बहुत दुःख होता : हनुमान जी ने आखिर ऐसा क्यों किया? मै इलाहबाद में बड़ा हो रहा था। भजन सुनने के मौके अक्सर मिलते रहते थे। आज कल बच्चे सुपरमैन के करतब देख कर बड़े होते हैं और हम […]
Volunteerism- a dying art form?
India is on the march! We all have moved on. In stead of writing letters with “Sadar Pranam etc.”, we are exchanging sms on the move and checking our phones with a frenetic urgency, bordering on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Where is the time for volunteering? But wait. Let me share with you, how […]
A Mythical Bird – 1
(A fiction based on the life of a lady doctor- Dr Arundhati, who joins a social work organization in the Himalayas and discovers that things are not what they appear to be… Ed.) Prologue : The End “ Angular mind – angular body. You cant even support me well !” She twisted her torso to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 (email@example.com) by 31st july. You will get a chance to present it during NC 2020 (in a live streaming session).
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.
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 […]