“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 […]

What helped my recovery..

OK, so here are some events in my life that helped a lot: 1. ROLE MODELS: I met some interesting people who had accepted their life in totality, with no regrets or shame. Kumar, my mentor, was one such person. He had been a flower child (Hippie) and had led a wild life in the west- […]

“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 […]

My Story, My Ambition

When I was a child, my biggest ambition was to “lecture” in a hall, full of people! With gathering years, I discovered that I was free to dream of bigger things than that. But at the age of four, it was a challenge to control my face and put two words together! Then, there were […]

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 […]

Blessed Mistakes

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 […]

Reflections

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 […]

Life beyond the stammering

After joining The Indian Stammering Association (TISA) I met many people who stammer in different parts of the country. Most of us are willing to overcome stammering and become fluent speakers in a short time. These expectations are not wondering because our society has aspects for every person to speak fluently. Human life is based […]

My Experience At TOPG

Hi everyone I am Rohil Zalke from Nagpur, a chemical engineer by profession and currently preparing for my further education. Recently I joined the TISA Online Practise Group (TOPG) which ended on 17th March, 21 and as always I was not sure to register for it because I enquired about it with many people and […]

That Wannabe Good Boy

I was merely 5/6 years old and the first time I got to know that I may have pronounced something incorrectly when our milkman asked me where I would go that day because I was all dressed up. I don’t remember what I said exactly but strangely after that day he used to ask me […]

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 […]