Friday, September 25, 2009


Chanchal is a 33 year old woman, married to Sudhir Tailong. She has a beautiful 5 year old daughter Sabhya who comes over to the office after school and loves to play with me. Chanchal works in our office as a part time consultant and I have recently been working on some R&D with her on the drought situation in Rajasthan in order to write a paper to find funds for the local villagers. (see the report at )

Chanchal is first of all a very beautiful woman with an intense look when she speaks with you. I often feel like the rabbit caught in the headlights of the car, unable to move. She is a very intelligent and sensitive to the pain and suffering of those in need. This sensitivity drives her work. It has been a real pleasure to watch her work and be a part of the effort to we share here at SURE.

She also is an amazing dresser. Maybe it’s me, but I don’t think in all the time I’ve been here I’ve seen her in the same outfit twice and always a beautiful sari.

She has also been a good friend, helping me from the beginning to find a home and settling in, being concerned when I have been sick and helping me find resources for my home. I am very grateful to know her and know we will continue our friendship even after I leave India. In fact, I have been encouraging her to come to Canada with her husband and daughter.

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.

Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof. - R. Bach


  1. I feel to be proud and satisfied with the very positive attitude of my daughter Chanchal. She, tirelesly, continue to be active for everything infront of her, a socity, a friend, a new person who is in need, her family, her relatives. She keeps her concern with so many things. I wish she should take some care for her health, her anger sometime and take rest for few hours everyday. Try to learn how to relax...

    She was talking to me about your sickness at Barmer-India. She explained, if it would not had been cared by her at that time, you or anyone else in that situation will have real problem.

    However, after arranging things for others, she feels happy and satisfied, a real contenment. That is why she goes on and on and on....

    My good wishes to you and your family.

    Best Regards