Harmala Gupta is a cancer survivor who has pioneered cancer support services in India. She is Founder-President of CanSupport which runs free of cost day-care and home-care services for people with cancer in Delhi and the NCR. Contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org
At CanSupport we have a very clear policy of rejection when it comes to lending our voice to or asking for funds from companies that produce tobacco products. But what happens when someone else approaches you with a relatively innocuous product such as hair-oil or shampoo?
Delhi has a heart if you care to look for it. It beats strong and steady in the neglected parts of the city where the underprivileged reside. We discover it as we criss-cross the city visiting the homes of people seriously sick with cancer.
India reminds me of a giant distracted child playing Lego. There are always pieces mislaid, left over or gone missing. Look around you. Nothing ever seems to be well thought out or executed in its entirety. We see this in almost all aspects of our daily life.