Thank you , Ma’am !

Suya madam was the favorite of the entire school. She had done B Ed, and was preparing for NET. And of course, her name was Anusuya, which children of this primary school had shortened to Suya Madam. Girls wanted to look like her and often wondered what cosmetic did she use! She was tall and […]

I am Binu, and I am a Stutterer

Hello, I am Binu and I am a stutterer. Hmm … That felt funny. Even though I know for a fact that my personality, my thoughts, my choices have been mainly influenced by the dreaded stammering, this is probably the first time in my life that I have introduced myself as a “stutterer”. It was always […]

Who is the REAL enemy?

Hello friends, I felt like posting this today, for all of my friends who have lived or are still living the life of a stutterer, with a message which might seem awkward but is the honest realization which my life as offered me. It’s going to be big and boring, hence a text file. I […]

स्वीकार्यता ने दिया जीवन में बदलाव का मूल मंत्र

तीसा की स्वयं सहायता पुस्तिका अपना हाथ जगन्नाथ को अच्छी तरह से पढ़ने के बाद पहला कदम था- इस सच को सहजता से स्वीकार करना कि मैं हकलाता हूं। मैंने धीरे-धीरे उन चुनौतियों का सामना करने का प्रयास किया, जो लगातार कई वर्षों से मुझे परेशान कर रही थीं। इस पोस्ट के माध्यम से हकलाहट […]


Sir, This is Vimal… Remember? I met you in that workshop? As I climbed this little trail uphill, near Kotabagh (Haldwani), after a 300 km drive, my first reaction to this phone call was a little irritation (Why cant people just email me?) – but then, it is always fun to catch up with old workshop […]

Nagpur in New Year!

IT was 29th Dec another new day New hopes and new beginning ,On 29th we planed our shg after almost 5 months and it went really ossum.This time the experience was quite good as we more focussed on practical things as talking to a group of strangers guided by Manish upadhay sir.So there were 4 […]

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My Stammer Personified

One of my really good friends and Person-Who-Stammers (PWS) suggested an activity that was all about creating a short story of your stammer as if it were a person/friend/pet under the activity name “Stammering Personified”. Well, frankly speaking, at first it seemed a little ridiculous and childish, but after being open minded, it opened other […]

Living in Present #PresentMomentFactor

Right now, Most of us are living in our past … Some of us are living in future … And a few of us are living in present moment …only these a few people are happy in their life … Also said in kung fu panda movie ##Must Watch But why we are living in […]

Two faces of stammering

Last week I had a chance to interact with two young pws in a counseling context. I received two very different reactions; So much so, I was quite puzzled and kept on thinking about the incident for quite some time. Amit, the first pws was 13, a class eight student in a village. His father […]

Are you a Rogerian?

I just discovered that our approach in TISA is very much like that of Carl Rogers, who gave birth to Humanistic Psychology. This was a rebellion against Psychoanalytic and Behaviouristic schools. Psychoanalyst believed that our current behaviour was controlled by what happened long time back in our childhood- dark, unhappy things. Behaviorist believed that environment […]

A sweet and TRUE story..

Parents of CWS often ask: how can I help my child? Answer is simple: encourage your child to read bed-time stories and LISTEN seriously! This father is doing the same- but the other way around: He is reading (with his stutter) and the daughter is listening so attentively! Bed time stories are a great way […]


I remember a story shared by a therapist working with children who stammer. She was shocked one day, when during a session, the child said: My father slaps me whenever I block! The therapist decided to confront the father. But the father refused to have ever done that. The family too confirmed that father had […]

Acceptance – Rising Above Stammering

     Many PWS have asked or have been asked about acceptance of stammering. What is acceptance? How to accept my stammer? Many have also wondered why have I not yet found true acceptance.      I myself have been very much attracted towards the concept of acceptance stammering, but have frequently asked myself have […]

Big leap From Vishal Yeole…

(Challenging meeting at home town!) Hi everyone, As I declared to arrange 1st ever shg meeting at my home town chikhali, dist Buldhana, Maharashtra on 29th oct. We met 3 pws and 5 non-pws. So we started with introduction round where everyone had to tell his name, address, mb no, family, job,etc. Then we did […]

Young minds…

I had an invitation to talk about discrimination and diversity to a group of students doing Diploma in Health Assistance, in the local hospital. After initial hitch, which technology almost always throws at you tauntingly – we were off to a good start. Multimedia was working. I introduced the theme quickly in a few lines […]

People with disabilities?

Recently some one has given the PWD a new name: Divyang. Interesting. While doing a recent study about livelihood options for PWD in the hills, I came across a riddle: While GOI offers positive discrimination – 3% reservations for PWD in all services, barring Andhra Pradesh, few states report full utilization of this quota. Why? Why […]