On 27/3/2022 I joined my First Delhi SHG Meeting at LODHI Garden which Host By Mr. Afjal Khan. My job transfer from Shajhanpur to Delhi mean comfort zone to Uncomfort zone that why My stammering Increases so find out my stammering solutions I search many Speech therapist (due to Time,Distance and Fees problems) I […]
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Mumbai SHG MoM — August 21, 2022
It was so incredible coming back to Mumbai SHG in-person after a gap of almost 3 years. The familiar YMCA Ghatkopar — kids playing on the street, unmanned (welcoming) gate, basketball courts, and the familiar classroom. We began meeting at the YMCA Ghatkopar in 2014. Nikhil Iyer planned an incredible agenda that he shared on […]
Stammering triggers poems!
Fluency of broken words ~ Manpreet Kaur Everyone is equal, And should be treated fairly”. Wish it was more than ‘euphonious’. I have capabilities yet not one, Stammering makes a label, “A red flag”! Why can’t communication be overlooked, When a person is intellectually creative. Those unspoken internal conflicts Conscious of their gait, Yet inaudible […]
Even nature bows down to one’s consistency
Let me tell you about a story of a boy who never gave up even after a thousand number of excuses to do so. The name is Rishiraj Salin. The boy with a very strict environment and with a mogambo dad. He potrays his childhood as a dark phase with a lot of violence in it, […]
“Today, I want to share a very interesting story. I m Pratik Ranjan Yadav from Uttar Pradesh. I have completed my Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Manipal University. I am 25 right now & also a proud stammerer.My stammering got severe from 6th and that is the time when people started bullying me and calling […]
Know Thy Coordinator – Nikhil Iyer
Dear All, This post was long due! But without any further ado, let me share something that makes me very happy. Let us all join in welcoming Nikhil Iyer into his new responsibility with TISA, as the National Coordinator. Nikhil will be playing a significant role in running TISA as an organization, participating in key […]
A little Experiment : Dealing With Loss
I thought that I had recovered from my loss: Marian’s death in Aug 2019. But every few weeks, I would get a wave of despondence, sadness rolling over me. Yes, I was dealing with life for last two years quite satisfactorily- traveling, working, interacting, counselling others – everything that I had done earlier. Yet again, […]
“कुछ खोया कुछ पाया”
ज़िन्दगी मे कई यादगार दिन आते है, जैसे किसी दिन कुछ ऐसा मिल जाए जिसकी कल्पना हमने सपने में भी ना की हो, या कुछ ऐसा मिल जाए जिसकी कल्पना एक लम्बे समय से की हो, कभी कुछ पा के एक दिन यादगार बन जाता है, तो कभी कुछ खोके एक दिन यादगार बन […]
It happened to me!
A young pws, Vinay, came to visit me from eastern UP in 2014. I took him to some nearby shops for voluntary stammering. Then, we came home and had a cup of tea in the back lawn. He was still trembly! It was such a big shock for him. I brought out an old medal […]
Tell me about Shubhra!
The other day I saw Kumar in the market. He was running after a woman. Dont laugh please! This is not what you think. I know both of them and they are in their sixties. Kumar retired from LIC some years ago. And the woman in question was Purabi. Both their families had known each […]
Dummies Guide to Meditation (sort of)
11 Nov 2021, 8-9.30 pm, Zoom meeting with Dr Paul Brocklehurst and Dr Amit Bajaj: Discussion on meditation, anchored by sachin. BIG THANKS to both of them and all the TISA members who participated. Summary points 1. If you join a meditation/ mindfulness practice group, chances of success are high. A regular routine also helps. […]
A Special Style of Co-Co-Communication
Posted By: Puneet Singhal, New Delhi As a young child in New Delhi, life was beautiful. I remember, when I started my schooling, it was so much fun learning English and Hindi alphabets, mathematics, and drawing. I used to recite prayers and sing the national anthem in the school assembly. In classes, I was the […]
THIRD DAY IS A CHARM! (A day in the NC2021)
“People who stutter have the unique opportunity to teach the world to listen.” People attending the National Conference 2021 had a bit of a different Sunday. Most people switch off their alarms on Sunday but the proud stammerers all around the nation set their alarm for 8 a.m. No one wanted to miss even a […]
Feel The FEAR..
Counseling Tales : Indecision, self-doubt, Fear We in the north India have some funny stereotypes about South! May or may not be true but we love them. One such stereotype is that people from south are very intelligent. Of course it may not reflect in their politics! That is a different matter! Anyway. So I […]
Counseling Tales : Selfless and selfish actions
It is difficult to understand what is selfish and what is selfless- without defining SELF itself on whose behalf we seem to act all the time. Even at 62, I am not sure who or what this self is, whom I have defended and nurtured all my life. But intuitively, I have often understood what […]
For me and for most of stammerers I think finding a teacher who understands us is difficult task. I remember my account teacher, whenever she used to call my roll number. I always took some time to respond due to stammering and thinking ” should I say Present or Yes “, saying present was always […]
My Journey from a PWS to an IIM Student
Never in my life, I ever realized that I would make it to an IIM with my stuttering. Hi everyone, I am Sunoy Garai, one of you all who stutters but never gives up. The journey wasn’t easy as I made it look. There were so many ups and downs, with the results taking me […]
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 […]
Come on, it’s not a big deal, Get over it
A girl (it is not known she has anemia) who runs the same distance as a non-anemic person, faints. She, being a girly girl, faints apparently just because of the excessive physical stress and not because of any underlying medical condition, because otherwise, she seems to be fine. A person (it is not known, he […]
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 […]