July 11, 2015

Indiegogo Campaign: UPDATES

Hi all,

Update: We have two versions of the campaign: Indigogo (for donations coming from outside India) and Milap (for funds from within India). Both are active. Please promote these in different forum, on FB, on other platforms and among your friends or contacts. The funds raised will be used for activities directly related to stammering initiative. A third party will be auditing the expenses. One big output will be publications of self help material and direct training inputs in to SHGs. If there is any query, please get back to Dhruv or Sachin.

July 10, 2015

next Communication Workshop 17-19 July (Fri-Sun) at Herbertpur, Dehradun

TISA announces next 3 day Comm WS, on 17-19 July (Fri-Sun) at Herbertpur, Dehradun.  (18th July –Eid ,Saturday (National Holiday), 19th July – Sunday)

REGISTRATION :  Please fill Registration form  (Click Here to fill Form ) before  5th July 2015 please.

July 4, 2015

Civil service 2015 all india topper- :>is a girl, is physically challenged and this was her 6th attempt

Friends, this year Ms Ira Singhal is All India Topper of UPSC Civil Services examination. She is physically challenged, and she has created history by becoming the first physically challenged person to top the civil services exam. She suffers from scoliosis and this was her sixth attempt. She wants to join IAS and do something for physically challenged people.

             I am sure all of us would have felt  sometime or the other that had we not  stammered , we would have achieved much more in our lives. This is  "Giant in the chain syndrome".

Ira's story should have been similar to ours, or even much more challenging. We sometimes try to hide our stutter, we sometimes act to be normal speaker. But for Ira, it would have been total acceptance of her physical condition.
                                               So can we take some inspiration from this young lady and push our limits?Who knows, some pws may top the civil service exam someday, and announce in front of national press  that s/he would like to do something for people who stammer.:)

हिम्मत करने वाले की कभी हार नही होती

मित्रो नमस्कार
बात उस समय की हे जब में टेलर का काम सीख चूका था ।वह भी लेडीज़ टेलर का।अब मेरे माता पिता और परिवार के लोग मुझ पर अपनी खुद की शॉप खोलने के लिए कहने लगे या यु कहे की दबाव बनाने लगे।पर मुझमे ये हिम्मत नहीं थी की मै उनको ये कह सकू की मैं हकलाता हु और मै कैसे कस्टमरो से बात करू।इस बात से में उस समय काफी परेशान भी रहने लगा था। फिर दबाव और मेरी सोच कि अब शॉप नहीं खोलूंगा तो दुसरो के यहाँ कब तक कम करूँगा।  शॉप खोलने और न खोलने के बीच कई सवाल खड़े थे कि शॉप खोलूंगा तो लोग हसेंगे की एक हकले ने शॉप खोली और लेडीज कॉस्टमेर को कैसे हैंडल करूँगा और सबसे बड़ी बात तो ये थी की कोई कपडे लेकर आ भी गई और बात करते समय में हकला गया तो वो कभी अपने कपडे बिना सिलवाये वापस न लेकर चले जाये की अरे ये हकला ठीक से बोल तो पाता नहीं तो कपडे क्या खाक बनायेगा ।और कही शॉप खोलकर वापस बंद कर दी तो लोग हँसेगे वो अलग। और भी बहुत से छोटे छोटे सवाल  उस समय मेरे मन और दिमाग से खेल रहे थे। फिर आखिर मैने सोचा कब तक ऐसा चलता रहेगा मैं  दुसरो की शॉप पर काम करता रहूँगा और मैं जीवन में आगे कैसे बढूंगा। आखिर मैने हिम्मत करके शॉप खोली। लोग शॉप के बहार से जाते तो मुझे लगता की वो मेरे ऊपर हँस रहे हे।शुरुआत में दो  खूबसूरत लड़की आई।वउसे शॉप में आते हुआ देख मेरे चहरे के तोते उड़ गए। पर करता भी क्या आखिर रजिया (संजय )फंस गयी गुंडों(लडकियो) में। नाम पूछना तो दूर की बात थी में ना ना ना....पर ही अटक जाता। समय निकलता गया नए नए लोगो से मिलता गया और डर कम होता गया। आज मैं अपने और अपने परिवार की सभी जरूरते अपनी शॉप से ही पूरी कर रहा हु। अंत में ,मैं  आप सभी भाइयो से एक ही बात कहूँगा कोई भी काम करे तो आगे की मत सोचे कि मुझसे नहीं होगा। हर नया काम शुरुआत में कई मुसीबत पैदा करता है । पर धीरे धीरे आगे बढ़ने पर वो मुसीबते पीछे छुटती चली जाती है और हम अपनी मंजिल की और बढ़ते चले जाते हे।  ""मेहनत और लगन ही सफलता की एक कुंजी हे इसमे हमारी हकलाहट बाधा बनकर हमारे सामने आएगी पर हमें उस पर ध्यान न देकर हमारा लक्ष्य देखना है । "                             

 संजय राठौर  ,नीमच(म.प्र.) 
  9827396355


July 2, 2015

Mood swing? It works .. Just do it :)

Today was one of those days for me when I felt that my life is hopeless,aimless,doomed, cursed..so on and so forth. Each passing moment seemed to be like eternity. Just then I remembered Sachin Sir's saying that negative thoughts can be overcome by positive action, not positive thinking. I reluctantly started some exercises, then pranayam and finally meditation. And lo....I am feeling better in a span of few minutes. From feeling hopeless, to being full of hope- staring at life in the eyes and saying "Bring it on".

 So friends, it works. When feeling low , just do something you would love to do- exercise, walking, jogging, swimming, skipping, pranayam , meditation.

It's never too late to be what you might have been



Bangalore SHG:

Left to Right : One among the nature


Siddarth, Siddarth(Sid),Tapan, Rohit, Sharath, Soma, Nishil , Rueben , HariKrishna, Pramod.

Hindi Translation of Chapter 3 of AHJ

Hello friends
Here is the Hindi Translation of of Chapter 3 of AHJ. I hope that this would be very helpful for those who understand Hindi more accurately.
If there are some errors please comment...
Sorry for my handwriting....hehehehe











Ravi Kant Sharma (PWS)
Jaipur
+91-9461257111

July 1, 2015

Hindi Translation of APNA HATH JAGANNATH

Hello friends
I've been working on Hindi Translation of AHJ by the permission of respected Sachin Sir. Here are the translation pics of first two chapter of it...

Also if permitted from the author (copyright are with Sachin Sir...) I would like to publish the Hindi version of AHJ.

June 30, 2015

AHJ Hindi translation from Users

Dr Chandraprakash from Jaipur SHG has translated the last chapter of AHJ! Congrats! I am sharing it here. Ignore the short comings. Just enjoy reading it. We encourage these attempts by users to promote engagement with AHJ and self help activities.

अपना हाथ जगन्नाथ का साराँश
अध्याय 10 : साराँश

प्रिय पाठकों , इस पुस्तिका ने बहुत विचार दिए होगे , परंतु आप इसे कही से भी शुरू कर सकते है ।
यहाँ व्यवस्थित रूप से देखने के सुझाव है-

एक कदम स्वीकार्यता की ओर . . .

29/06/2015 को मैंने अपने आफिस के कार्य से एक बैठक आयोजित करवाई थी। इस बैठक में सरकारी स्कूल्स के 23 शिक्षक उपस्थित रहे।

शुरूआत में मैंने कहा- मे-मे-मेरा नाम अ-अ-अमित सिंह है और मैं बोलने में हकलाता हूं। अगर आप लोगों को मेरी बात समझने में कठिनाई हो तो दोबारा पूंछ सकते हैं।

इसके बाद मैंने कहा- आज हम एक बहुत ही गंभीर और संवेदनशील मुद्दों पर चर्चा करेंगे। फिर मैंने शिक्षकों को विशेष आवश्यकता वाले बच्चों (Children with special needs) की पहचान करने, उनकी शिक्षा और पुनर्वास से संबंधित विषयों पर विस्तार से चर्चा किया। इस दौरान एक महिला शिक्षक मेरी हकलाहट को सुनकर थोड़ा मुस्कुरा रही थी। मैंने उनकी ओर ध्यान नहीं दिया। इसी दौरान मैंने कहा- हमें विशेष आवश्यकता वाले बच्चों की क्षमताओं को पहचानना हैं, उनकी विकलांगता को स्वीकार करना है और उन्हें आगे बढ़ने में सहयोग करना है। उदाहरण के लिए, मैं कैसे बोल रहा हूं, हकलाकर बोल रहा हूं, रूक-रूककर बोल रहा हूं, यह महत्वपूर्ण नहीं है। महत्वपूर्ण यह है कि मैं आपसे किस विषय पर बात कर रहा, क्या संदेश आप तक पहुंचाना चाहता हूं।

June 28, 2015

Core group expansion

We began as a community in 2008. This is 2015 and now we are ready for broadening the core group and take up more complex challenges. So first development: The core group is being expanded to include:
1. ALL shg coordinators ex officio. This will be based on City wise SHG list.
2. Women must be a part of it: Upasana (link), Mansi (link), Soma (link). Plus any WWS, who is in touch with TISA and active.
3. Amit Kushwaha (link), Hemant Jangid (link), Abhishek Kumar (link) and Dhruv Gupta (link), in recognition of the valuable work they continue to do for SELF-HELP. National Coordinator (NC) may nominate more people from time to time. An up-to-date list of core group members will be available as a tab on top of this blog.

June 27, 2015

What I see through my lens (pics added)

Hi dear friends,

I am so happy to share some of the pics that i captured recently.
I wanted to share it much ago,but god knows why I missed this place only.

Hope you would like the clicks and let me know your reviews through your comments.

This is where I feel is the right place to share my pics before I show it to anyone else.

please do like my page and invite your friends too

You guys means a lot to me,
kumar kundan photography page

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops "

" The mountains are calling and I must go " 
And after the storm,
I run and run as the rains come

" sab changa ae ji,
wahe guru di kirpa ae "





June 26, 2015

Rainbow after the rain - Bengaluru


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Our meeting started at 10.30 AM in cubbon park.
Members: Mohit, Sharath, Rueben, Anshuman , Pramod ,Rohit, Akash and myself Nishil.

This meeting was a special one for our firebrand host Sharath. His first organising the SHG
We started off with the introduction round. The bread and butter of our meet getting our worst feared word out sets the stage for upcoming events.


June 25, 2015

Any Hindi lovers ?

If you have a little time, please read this google doc and leave your comment (like "unclear", "Spelling", "check the sentence" etc.). This will help TISA to finalise the translation of Seven Stories for children who can not read it in English. Many readers in the past have commented - why everything in English on this blog? So this is your chance to contribute. Dead line is June 29th, 2 pm. TISA thanks you sincerely in advance. If you need offline copy or more time, let us know in the comments.

June 24, 2015

Good video for positive affirmation


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHvAGC9riD8

हकलाहट - भ्रम और सच्चाई (Myths about Stuttering)

भ्रम: हकलाने वाले व्यक्ति बुद्धिमान नहीं होते?
सच: हकलाहट और बुद्धिमानी के बीच कोई संबंध नहीं है।
भ्रम: घबराहट के कारण हकलाहट होती है।
सच: घबराहट के कारण हकलाहट नहीं होती है। यह नहीं माना जा सकता कि हकलाने वाले व्यक्ति घबराए हुए, डरे हुए, चिंतित या शर्मीले होते हैं। इनमें भी दूसरे लोगों की तरह व्यक्तित्व और गुण होते हैं।

भ्रम: हकलाहट किसी की नकल करने या किसी को हकलाते हुए सनने से होती है?
सच: हम किसी की नकल या किसी को हकलाते हुए सुनकर खुद नहीं हकलाना नहीं सीख सकते। कोई भी हकलाहट का साफ कारण नहीं बता सकता, लेकिन ताजा शोध इस बात की ओर इशारा करते हैं कि पारिवारिक इतिहास यानी अनुवांशिक कारण, बचपन का लालन-पालन, परिवार का वातावरण - ये सब हकलाहट में अहम भूमिका निभाते हैं।

भ्रम: बोलने से पहले गहरी सांस लो या बोलने से पहले सोचो - ऐसे निर्देश देने पर हकलाने वाले लोगों को मदद मिलती है?
सच: इस तरह की सलाह से व्यक्ति संकोची हो जाता है और उसे अधिक हकलाहट होने लगती है। हकलाने वाले व्यक्ति के पक्ष में सकारात्मक योगदान के लिए उसे ध्यान से सुनना, नकल न करना, उसे बोलने के लिए पर्याप्त समय देना और खुद अपनी स्पष्ट आवाज में बोलना जरूरी है।

भ्रम: तनाव के कारण हकलाहट होती है?
सच: जैसा बताया गया है कि हकलाहट के लिए कई जटिल कारण जिम्मेदार होते हैं। तनाव कोई कारण नहीं है, लेकिन यह अवश्य कहा जा सकता है कि तनाव हकलाहट को और अधिक बढ़ाता है।

साभार: द स्टटरिंग फाउन्डेशन, अमेरिका

(मूल इंग्लिश पाठ के लिए इस लिंक पर जाएं ) English Text

June 21, 2015

Stammerers as sales Executive?

Sounds like a wild proposition. But we, the pws, often challenge the limits. Sometime we succeed, sometime we are richer by the experience. But the bottom line is- we will never know, what we are capable of, who we truly are - unless we do not go out and try. THIS knowledge, no therapist, no course can give to us as a gift. We have to earn it ourselves. Here is a wonderful story of human spirit overcoming huge difficulties. You will surely, see yourself in this true account from Africa:
http://www.observer.ug/lifestyle/42-entertainment/38329-stammering-lost-for-words

Sharing a video of a boy who stutters




Click here to watch


BTY this was the video shared by Hrithik Roshan on Twitter.






Jaipur SHG Meeting report

Hello friends
Today we had a fruitful SHG meeting in Jaipur. We were 6 members - Soumya, Chandraprakash, Omjee, Sunil, Abhinav and me (Ravi). Soumya, Chandraprakash and Omjee reached Central Park at exact 2 PM although it was quite hot today. I reached 20 minutes late, Sunil reached 30 minutes late and Abhinav 2 hours late.

Here is the sequence in which we had conducted our meeting,
Introduction
Open discussion on stammering
Answering questions related to stammering
Sunil explained about Vipassana meditation
Practice Vipassana for around 15 minutes
Each member explained 1 speech therapy technique
Phone calling activity
Extempore activity
Joke activity
Inspiration quote sharing activity

Here are some of the pics and link of my video of speech on extempore topic.














https://youtu.be/9WTtS_DTnzQ


Ravi Kant Sharma (PWS)
Jaipur 9461257111

June 20, 2015

Jaipur SHG meeting invitation

You all are invited to Jaipur SHG Meeting on 21st June.
Timings: 2PM to 5PM
Venue: Central Park, Gate no. 3

For any query contact
Ravi Kant Sharma
9461257111

June 16, 2015

Delhi SHG Report of 4th Indoor meeting

Delhi SHG Report ......soch rha hu blank chor do.....but chalo choti si report suna hi deta hu....... :) 

                            Meeting again took place in the same venue Natya Ballet Center, CP. First time Dixit Arora was the host with 15 members. Aakash, Dixit, Vishal, Rohit, Manish, Lavish, Shubham, Jagbir, Madhav, Himanshu, Asad, Atul, Asbhishek Shailendra, Jitender and Anjali.


Humare Host : Dixit Arora


Humari Team



aage bhi hai jarur read kariye....

Bangalore SHG Meeting Report: 15 June 2015



I was nice cool Sunday morning, I reached 10 mins late and found that our place(Regular hut) was occupied.  so we had to conduct meeting in another nearby hut. I was good change this new hut was bigger and good change for all of us.

First we all did loud paragraph reading, everyone read one page loudly.
then we thought of sharing out stammering experiences,practices and what is working and what is not working for us.Most of us were doing slow reading and slow speaking practice.For me doing rehearsal before some important event is also helping.Why we stammer less during prepared speech because we had done enough practice before delivering it.
Everyone shared shared their experiences and few incidents which were bothering them.
Last week Akash shared one issue with his colleague and we suggested him to
talk to him 1:1, Akash did same and issue is resolved, he was very happy.
few member are in process of getting married and there was big question that, weather we PWS should
tell upfront that We have some speech problem or should hide it,anyway He/She will come to know
after marriage. Is it cheating not to tell about problem before marriage ?

Ater that we took group photo and concluded the meeting.

Attendee.

Siddharth, Akash, Nishil, Ansuman(new member), Anshuman, Lohith, Jai, Ajay,Sharath,Tapan and Me(Rohit)

June 14, 2015

National Coordinator

Taking the SHG feedback SERIOUSLY (!), I announce JP as the Asst National Coordinator, who will replace me in 6 months to a year. We all know him, as one of the founders of TISA, of Pune SHG and as someone who has facilitated Communication workshops, NCs etc. etc.. list is long..
I am sure, you also know that in an open community like TISA, it is the SHGs and you as individuals, participants, volunteers - play a much bigger role than National Coordinator! Please continue playing your central and important role. National Coordinator is there to just facilitate flow of information and keep an oversight. Please help JP with that. Dont hesitate to drop him an email, if you have a bright idea or if you are facing some issues.
New readers, who may not know this "wonderful JP" can search/ browse old posts. One of his many posts, I have always enjoyed going back to, is this one. His Interview (part 1, part 2).
(NB: I am not going anywhere btw. No cave in Himalayas for me, I am afraid. But I do need some quiet time.) (Pic: JP getting feedback from a participant!)

2015 : Lessons from SHGs

We did an internal qualitative study of three SHGs – Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore. The objective was to consolidate learning from SHGs and share it back to SHGs, especially new ones. Here are the main lessons:

1. Continuity : Number of participants will NOT keep on growing up since stammering is a variable phenomena and pws do benefit from a variety of factors (besides SHG) in their life. They may participate for 6 months, improve and then move on. Old members get replaced by new ones. Sometime there is a GAP between old members leaving and new ones joining. During this period of discontinuity - organizational skills, structure and processes may get totally lost / disrupted. A new-comer may have to start all over again, from a scratch!

Pune SHG Report June 14, 2015

We had 5 members today: Gaurav, Amol, Sanjeet, Rupesh, and Pankaj. This is Pankaj's second meeting. The meeting started with a round of introduction in which everyone has to give a short introduction including hobbies too.  Pankaj is an engineering student. He loves trekking and horse riding. Next round we had a story telling activity. In which everyone has to speak one line and story will be formed. In next round everyone has to speak about how they are dealing with stammering in daily life. Everyone share their stories how they are dealing. Pankaj  also share his experiences with stammering. At last we had a round in which everyone has to speak about some specific topic Rupesh gave us some knowledge of Banking. I talked about the movie unstoppable. Gaurav talked about Rishikesh. Sanjeet talked about his new project and how he is handling it. Pankaj talked about his trekking experiences of forts near pune .Later we had some random chat and the meeting was over. (Writeup from Amol Karale).

Pune SHG
TISA