September 4, 2015

Patna Bihar SHG Meeting Invitation 6 Sept 2015

Welcome All,

We the Patna SHG Team, inviting stammerer for the next meeting held in Patna. You certainly love spending time with us once you meet us. So stop thinking and move your first step for the free life.

Our Agenda will be-

1. Introduction in respective techniques
2. Breathing Exercises and meditation
3. Taking interview from Non-Stammer person
4. Complete freedom of talking

Venue- Barik Ground, Danapur
Time- 3- 6 Pm
Date and Day- 6Sept, Sunday

If you have any query about reaching the venue, do call us on-
Suraj-, 09835017356
Mohit-, 07277478087

September 3, 2015

What works and what doesn't

Training to not stammer, almost always never works. That's because it involves using force and pressure on yourself, the exact opposite what is needed. When you choose to approach your stammering with compassion, non-judgement and experimentation, you give yourself a chance to really understand how you and your stammering works.

September 2, 2015

Jaipur SHG meeting invitation, 6 Sep 2015

Jaipur SHG Team inviting all the stammers for our next SHG meeting in Jaipur...

Venue-Central Park, Jaipur
Time- 3pm- 6pm
Date and Day- 6 Sep 2015, Sunday
Activity Expected -
1. Introduction
2. Last week experience
3. Prepared speech by each member
4. Speech practice
and many other activities...

i also aspect 1-1 activity from each member.

for any query contact
Chandrprakash ji :         8239715445
Anurag Tetarwal (me) :  7568377078

BANGALORE SHG meeting report : 30 Aug , 2015

In this meeting , the strength of people wasn’t much , around 7 people attended the meeting . We started with introduction round . Everyone told their names , profession and hobbies in the introduction round and introduction was supposed to be concluded with impromptu speech of time limit 3 minutes . I was the timekeeper . Almost everyone was finishing their speech before the time limit . Since some people were not able to speak much on their topics we told that this round is more focused on testing and building confidence rather than presenting your knowledge about that particular topic .

After the introductions we went for role play activity , in which first role play round had teams of 3 members each , Kavish , Reuben and I presented an act in which two patients were trying to meet the doctor first and Sharath , Mansi and Balaji presented an act where two guys were bullying a girl who stammers . We conducted a few more rounds of role plays after which we moved to public interaction activity .

We made groups of two - two and three and went around in different directions in the Cubbon park to meet people and talk to them . After the activity we met at the same spot to talk about our experiences , Kavish’s group had managed to meet another stutters while meeting people during this activity and they brought him as well there , he met us and asked some questions about TISA , after getting included in the whatsapp Bangalore SHG group he left for the meeting he had in Cubbon park . In this activity everyone was able to meet some people and talk with them either about stammering or some other thing related to our day to day life . One of the my group asked people was , which is a better place to visit lal bagh or cubbon park , I and sharath were supposed to convince people to give in answer the place that we assigned each other , I convinced them to say that cubbon park is better whereas Sharath convinced them to answer that lal bagh is better . Everyone group had fun in this activity .

After this , Reuben told us a story regarding potatoes, eggs and tea for the prepared speech category.He always comes up with stories with good morals. 

After this activity we left for MG road to take treat from Akash for his new job .


Siddharth Sharma

Onward March..

Dear Friends,
I am extremely lucky in receiving support and love from all of you. I am exceptionally lucky in finding my successors too! Few months back, I talked about why it is important to have a second line and announce it early (link).
I think this is the right time to step back and let the new team take over. JP as the National Coordinator is very lucky to have Harish Usgaonkar, helping him as Asst National Coordinator.
This is the best combination I could think of. Both have volunteered with TISA for the longest period. Above all, they truly understand self-help, which is the core and the soul of this community. They also realise that voluntarism may have its difficulties, but it is in tune with Indian spirit of selfless sewa- and the current "Open source" movement. The power of common man ("pws") is everyday being acknowledged and celebrated.

September 1, 2015

news @ Tisa Hyderabad chapter - 30 Aug

We were 7 members for the meetup.
1.Rakesh 2.Ramu 3.Indra 4.Siva 5.Srinivas 6.Sivamani 7.Rajesh.
(Selfie and loud shouting activity pics at bottom of the post..)

Sandeep shares his learning in life...Congrats!

Ek aur kaidi Tihad jail se rihaa hua.. Badhai ho!

news @ Tisa Hyderabad chapter - 23 Aug

We were 6 members for the meeting.
1.Dev 2.Santosh 3.Rajesh 4.Srinivas 5.Rakash 6.Ramu

National Conference 2015 Invitation : Registration Open

We are very pleased to announce that the venue and the dates for the National Conference have been finalized in Indian Social Institute (ISI) Delhi. It is meant for adults and children who stammer, their families and friends. It is less about "cure & therapy" and more about self-help, attitudes and life beyond stammering. Fun and exploration beyond traditional approaches! It is about celebration of our diversity. See below..

Date : 9,10 and 11 October | Venue : Indian Social Institute, New Delhi 
Seats Left :  30  | Last date of Registration : 10th Sep
3 day Tentative Agenda New   | Accommodation Confirmed List New(below)  | Scholarship New( Condition Apply)

BBC Hindi Sewa

इज़ाबेला - बाल कथा

एक राजकुमारी जो थी हकलाती 
रोमानिया की एक परी कथा
लेखिका : बीटा एकरमैन
चित्रकारी : तेरिज़ा मेरलीनी
सज्जा : द्रज़ीना परिश
अनुवाद : डॉ सत्येन्द्र श्रीवास्तव
बच्‍चों को सस्नेह भेंट,
दी इण्डियन स्टैमरिंग एसोसिएशन की ओर से

Dehradun SHG Meeting-- 23rd August, 2015 and 30th August, 2015

Whenever I come here to share our experiences at Dehradun SHG Meet, I am always excited! This is because each and every week I meet new PWS, get to know their experiences and each time I learn something new.

"Learning is an everlasting process!"


So on 23rd August, 2015 we had two new members added to Dehradun SHG (I'm very happy !!). Mr Dinesh Kumar Soni, our macho man of Allahabad and Mr Shubham Khanduri, a 3rd year B Tech student from Dehradun. Other than these two, Ashish, Parvez and Mohit were present.

As usual, we started with the introductions. Dinesh told us about his education, work, family, stammering experiences. Similar was the case with Shubham. Both were pretty much excited and this was true as they were present in the next meet as well !!

Then we had an activity which I hope everyone enjoyed, This was a 2 people role play activity. Here, two people performed an act on a given situation. Shubham and Ashish did a fantastic job of playing the characters of a customer and a vegetable vendor respectively. Parvez and Dinesh pulled the act perfectly of a driving license seeker and a corrupt government employee. The way Dinesh did the act, it seemed as if he is certainly a corrupt officer !! (Sadly, this is not true !!) Mohit had to go solo as there was no partner in crime ! He scolded the students for not performing upto the expectations of their Kathak teacher.

Then everyone was asked to voluntarily stutter on their name, address and phone numbers. The facial expressions, undoubtedly, were the best I have ever seen !!

Then we had and intellectual discussion on the topic of SMART CITIES. And I must admit that the points put up by all the participants were really good. Some of the points were -

  • Cleanliness of the city
  • Cleaner fuels for Public transport. Upgrading the public transport.
  • Inclusion of Metros and Mono Rails.
  • Setting up of Technological parks, wi fi connections, making paper work digital.
  • Setting up of ITI for training youths in various skills. 
  • Proper layout of city roads, drainage pattern.
  • Curb on the enroachment of lands and forests.
The last round was about the National Conference awareness which was discussed by our veteran member, Ashish Lakra. PWS were urged to particpate in National Conference which will change their perspective of living the life. 

The last round was supposed to be the Strangers Talk, but sadly, the rains were not in our control !!

But we came to know that Mr Dinesh is an awesome poet and therefore we decided not  to bid good bye before we listen to some beautiful kavitaayen. Dinesh wrote these poems taking inspiration from his own life. It was nice to hear some great lines from a talented poet.


On 30th August, we met again as we all are men of words ( I hope so !!). This time again we had a new PWS from Kotdwar, Uttarakhand- Gaurav Dhulia, working as a deputy manager in SKF India. Dinesh, Shubham, Ashish and Mohit were there as well.

We again started with the introductions as a ritual !! But Ashish was late due to personal reasons. We gave our introductions and narrated a funny incident or any incident from our lives. It was good to know that none of the PWS considered stammering as their disability. They all have a positive approach towards life and that's better than worrying about stammering.

Then we had a round of Tongue Twister activity. Every participant recited a tongue twister as it was given and then again using the feared letter as a substitute. Dinesh used A while Shubham used H. 

After Tongue Twister, we had a round of BUM Game where at a particular number and its multiple ,we had to say bum. For example, if we select 4, so it owuld be like this-- 1,2,3, BUM, 5,6,7, BUM,9,10,11,BUM,13,1 BUM, 15, BUM and so on. The person who defaults, was thrown out !!

Then we finally decided to have Strangers Talk. This was fun. We decided to ask people about their Top 5 Eating Joints in Dehradun. Some answered the questions really well, some just didn't care, some were not aware about the place, some girls thought we were being cheesy !! But at the end of the conversation we made sure that we tell them about our organization TISA and its activities.

So this was all about the meetings and we took a pledge of meeting next week without failure. In fact, we are considering about going to Herbertpur. This will serve two purposes- SHG Meet and meeting Sachin Sir as well !! Well before I put a stamp on this, I need to talk to Sachin Sir. Till then, be happy and Haklao Magar Pyaar Se...

August 31, 2015

100% Cure की सच्चाई

Suppose करो,  जब आप तेज कार चलाते हो और आपकी कार बार बार बंद हो जाती है ।
अब आप driving सीखने जाते हो,  समस्या दूर करने के लिये ।
Driving school वाला आपको 30 दिन तक first gear मे गाडी चलवाता है,  खाली रोड पर ।
30 दिन बाद बोलता है तुम अच्छे driver बन चुके हो,  ऐसे ही first gear मे गाडी चलानी है,  चाहे शहर के traffic मे पीछे की गाडी वाला कितना ही Horn मारे या Highway पर सारी गाडियां 100km/Hr से ज्यादा स्पीड से दोडे । तुमको बस first gear मे गाडी चलानी है ,तुम्हारी गाडी कभी बंद नही होगी........
समस्या हल हो गयी क्या ?
नहीं ....
बल्कि और भी कई सारी समस्याएं driving school ने आपके लिये तैयार कर दी है । पहले आप second,  third gear मे आराम से चला लेते थे , शहर के traffic से अपनी गाडी की स्पीड का लगभग तालमेल बैठा लेते थे । बस कुछ जगह गाडी बंद हो जाती थी । पर Driving school ने first gear मे ही गाडी चलाने की हिदायत देकर आपके लिये कई सारी समस्याएं खडी कर दी,  अब शहर के traffic मे आपके पीछे का वाहन Horn मारता रहेगा,  और Highway पर first gear मे चलायी तो पक्का पीछे से कोई आपकी गाडी ठोक जायेगा । और इन सब उलझनों या भय मे फंसकर यदि आपने गाडी second या third gear मे चला दी, तो अब चूंकि आप रोज practice first gear की ही कर रहे हो, सो second or third gear मे चलाने का आत्मविश्वास भी खो चुके हो,  वहाँ गाडी बंद होने की संभावना अब और भी ज्यादा बढ जायेगी ।
फिर आप वापस driving school वाले के पास शिकायत लेकर जाओगे कि मेरी गाडी फिर से बंद होने लग गयी ।
Driving school वाला कहेगा,  तुम 30 दिन यहाँ रहे, first gear मे कभी गाडी बंद हुई थी ? नही ना ।
तो उसी स्पीड और गीयर मे क्यो नही चलाते , गलती तुम्हारी है ।
फिर आप जिन्दगी भर अपने आपको अपनी खराब driving के अलावा , इसलिए भी कोसते रहो,  कि मुझसे हमेशा गाडी first gear मे ही क्यो नही चलती ।
Conclusion - गये थे एक समस्या हल करने,  साथ मे कई समस्याएं गले पड गयी ।

August 28, 2015

A new star in the sky!

sasriakal sir i am lovely from panjab.stammering ke related maine apna
blog create kiya hai apne technique dale hai jise main recover through main panjab ke logo aware krna chahtu hu aur baki
people ko bhi,unki help krna chahta my blog name is

Is there a cure to stammering ....?

I with my Knp SHG friend Rohit went to the mall and again started voluntary stammering. he went to the ticket counter and there was a queue and i was standing at lkast of the queue. I volunatry stammered and asked Rohit to ask for the ticket.People stared at me as if I am committing some crime. I asked myself that doing such type of act in a mall is good and whether i would get cured by doing voluntary stammering.In short , i again doubted myself. But then a voice said that at least by doing voluntary stammering i am trying to correct myself and there are more chances of my recovery as compared to if i am not trying. So i reassured myself that its fine to voluntarily stammer and i will keep doing voluntary stammering and will not bother about people's reactions since its my life and i am the person who is responsible for living the way i want to live.

हकलाहट की सही पहचान

नमस्कार मित्रो।
में अपनी हकलाहट की कहानी को 3 पात्रों में विभाजित करके आप लोगो के सामने पेश कर रहा हु।
       2  कलाकार(बॉउंसिंग/परलोंग)
       3 दर्शक (जिसके सामने में हकलाता हु)
में पिछले 25 वर्षो से अपने अंदर एक वयक्ति को लेकर बेठा था।जीसे में विलेन समझ रहा था पर tisa से जुड़ने के बाद पता चला वास्तव में वो विलेन न होकर एक बेहतर कलाकार हे।बस जरुरत हे उसे पहचान कर सही रूप देने की।पर सबसे बड़ी चुनोती थी उस 25 वर्ष पुराने विलेन को दर्शको के सामने कलाकार के रूप में कैसे पेश किया जाया।उस समय मेरी सोच ही थी जो मुझे अपने अंदर बेठे विलेन को कलाकार के रूप में बदलने में मेरा साथ दे रही थी।कलाकार वाही हे जो लोगो को हँसाने के साथ साथ खुद भी हस सके।विलेन के साथ जीने से  बीते 25 वर्षो में मुझे नहीं लगता हे की में कभी हँसा हु।पर कलाकार के साथ जीने से मुझे भी हँसने का उतना ही मौका मिलाता हे जितना मेरे सामने वाले दर्शक को।मेनेअपने 25 वर्षो के अनुभव में देखा हे की जब मेंअपनी हकलाहट को विलेन बनाकर जीता था तो वो वह अंदरुनी चोट बनकर दील और दिमाग के सहारे मेरे अवचेतन मन में काफी पीड़ा देती थी।और पीड़ा भी ऐसी जो न किसी को बता सकता ना छुपा सकता।और उस चोट के ऊपर सामने वाले की हँसी  जले पर नमक का काम करती थी।और वह नमक उस चोट को और गहरा बनाता जाता।अब  अपने आप में थोडा बदलाव करके अपने अंदर बेठे विलेन को कलाकार बनाकर कर अपनी चोट को लोगो को बताना सिख रहा हु।जिससे पता चला की उस विलेन से कही बेहतर हे कलाकार बन कर जीना।और विलेन अभी भी मेरे अंदर बेठा हे और वो मेरे अंदर बेठे कलाकार की की तुलना में बड़ा भी हे।पर हिंदी फिल्मो की तरह अंत में जीत कलाकार की ही होती हे।और मुझे भी पूरा विश्वास हे की मेरे अंदर बेठे विलेन का धीरे धीरे अंत होगा और मेरा कलाकार मेरे आने वाले दिनों को मुझे बेहतर ढंग से जीना सिखायेगा।
संजय राठौर

August 26, 2015

Mumbai SHG Meeting 08/23 Summary

Host- Prachi Dubey.
Co host- Ravi kant Sharma.
Activity 1-
Introduction session.

Activity2-we shared last week e xperience.

Activity 3-
It was robin round game.

Activity 4-
Meditation role in stammering.

Activity 5-
Survey taken by our guest for the day miss Kajal and mr.Akhil.

Activity 6-
Everyone said one proverb or quote which motivates them.

Activity 7-
Everyone shared their best quality and hobbies.

Activity 8-
Everyone set a goal for this week.

August 25, 2015

Patna Bihar SHG Report 23 Aug 2015

Hello Guys..

The weather was so wonderful that we were excited for our next meeting. We gathered as per the schedule at kumhrar park right at 3.30 pm.

Total Attendees- Suraj, Krishna and Mohit

We began our meeting with a sip of cold-drinks bought by suraj. We started with a normal chit-chat and then we shared our experiences with stammering on weeks. As the suraj is always been a jolly person so we enjoyed his company.

We continue doing our practice by reading the books for 10 minutes each. Suraj has taught us the right way to communicate and reading to both Krishna and me. It was a very informational solution by suraj.

It was a short meeting of 1.5 hours as we were unaware of the park closing timing.

Thanks for reading.. 

August 21, 2015

TISA Hyderabad Chapter meeting on 23rd Aug 2015

Hello Friends, You are welcome to THE INDIAN STAMMERING ASSOCIATION Self Help Group meetings.These meetings will make you know what stammering is about and how we can control our speech patterns in day to day life.Here We Stammer at Ease.It is proved that if we stammer with easiness then stammering can be dissolved from speech.We use many techniques which help us in clearing blocks in speech.
Here we list our challenges and conquer them in group tasks, So you wanna conquer challenges and taste the confidence ?

Patna Bihar SHG Meeting Invitation 23 Aug 2015

Welcome all,

Let’s give our life an extra freedom that we are looking for from a while.  As Albert camus says- Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. So just give yourself a better life with a better attitude and healthy life by attending the meeting organised by TISA.

Patna SHG Team inviting all the stammers for our next SHG meeting in Patna.

Our schedule will be-
1. Complete freedom on talk
2. Breathing exercises
3. Prepared speech 
4. Talking to the strangers
5. Speech practice with proper techniques
6. Meditation

Venue- Kumhrar Park, Patna
Time- 3pm- 6pm
Date and Day- 23 Aug 2015, Sunday

If you have any query about reaching the venue, do call us on-
Suraj-, 09835017356
Mohit-, 07277478087

August 20, 2015

Jaipur SHG Meeting Report - 19th Aug 2015

Hello Friends...

Clouds was moving in the sky....It was a pleasant day.

We were 3 members - Aman, Chandraprakash & me(Anurag). We reached at exact 4 pm.

This was the first meeting without Ravi Sir who had been conducting meetings for two years. He has secured his job and posted in Mumbai. So we were feel a little fear before this meeting.

This was 2nd meeting for Aman but i meet him first time. So i was very hungry to meet with him. He told me later that he is inspired by Sachin sir & Ravi sir strongly.

The meeting started with introductions. Other sequence in which the meeting conduct..
  • Last week experiance.
  • Discussed on motive of SHG
  • Talk about Strength of SGH. Finally we reached a point that "Our members are the strength of our SHG. Number of members also a part of our strength."
  • Chandrprakash surprised us with a prepared speech.
  • Discussed on "when we stammer in front of anyone then what type of thoughts comes in our mind and what solution of negative thoughts". At last we reached at a point that acceptance is cure of all thoughts.
  • tongue twister reading.
  • Chandarprakash told us about bouncing and prolongation techniques.
  • Aman shared his life experience.
  • Talk to strangers. we get a positive response from strangers.
 after 4 houres at 8 pm we leave the central park with a smile on our face.
We really miss Ravi kant sir. We will try to fulfill the space of Ravi sir.

Anurag Tetarwal (PWS)

August 17, 2015

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Patna Bihar SHG Meeting Report 16th August

Attendees- Me and Krishna

As per the schedule, we were reached the venue on time. We both started our meeting with a general chit chat of how our weekends were and how we celebrated our independence day.

We performed breathing exercise of 10 minutes, which helps both of us in being calm and relax. Krishna told me that how he faced problems when he went motihari for issuing certificates. I am amazed hearing that he asked the address from almost 40 persons on the road. I think this is the best part of experiencing our speech and fear.

Then we did 10 minutes mediation stilly. After meditation, we wander the whole park 10 time which talking. This helps us in communication in an extreme tiredness.

Krishna is now completely changed guy, now he tends to inspire me by giving me the different suggestion on how to keep motivated. He said that he always mentioned his strength and weakness point in a chat paper where he put it into a jar box. Every day he see that paper that helps him in knowing his weak and strength point. We also must do something in our daily lives to stay inspired.

The meeting was successful and finally we dispersed by saying bye to each other.