Chaitanya [CHAI] Kalevar

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi (Marāṭhī)
  • 73, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Engineer, Educator, anti -nuclear global activist
  • Bsc. B.E (Hons) M.Sc, M.ASc. MBA, ABD
  • From Indore , India
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me


wish to support the May 12 - STV campaign & Couch surf


Came to Canada[65] to meet the smart engineers who have an answer to take care of nuclear waste! Did not meet a single one able to assure me of the same and so I became an anti-nuclear activist and was the first Ontarian to oppose the building of the Pickering Nuclear stations planned in 1970s.
Attended- Earth Summit- Rio 92,HabitatII- Istanbul 96, Hague Appeal for Peace- 99, WSSD- Johannesberg 02, World Social Forum - Nairobi 06 etc.
First past the post is blatently unfair!


No point in focussing on a hefty bank balance, when the planet is in danger. At one time hundreds of miners used to jump out of the mine when the canary died, but we are little disturbed when millions of fishes are missing etc. We better accept our historical planetary moment as if we are the miners trapped in a mine when the canary is dead!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


As a novice in this community, I have yet to learn the ropes and enjoy the company of foot loose world citizens or at least on the way to becoming world citizens.


Nil - want to break the ice


Swimming, tennis, biking, dancing, hiking political activism to save the planet from global warming and nuclear waste and holocoust, not to forget the no trickle down greedy who want to have the whole planet privatised for corporate profit etc.

Music, Movies, and Books

Yes love them all - but not enough time!
We need "Inconvenient Truth - Nuclear" badly now! Is Al Gore working for the Nuclear industry?

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

May 1999: Walked from Hague to Brussels with 500 Peace activists in 2 weeks - fed fully with vegan food, while NATO was bombing Yugoslavia! 262 were arrested while I photographed, just in case!

Teach, Learn, Share

I am a late blooming globally minded political POET! I can add my voice to any local group's evening by sharing my global views and concerns etc. poetically!

I am fun to be around, if I have had a good sleep and fed well!

Countries I’ve Visited

Bolivia, Denmark, India, Mexico

Countries I’ve Lived In


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