As director of the Taraknath Das Foundation, I depend on the trustees for help and advice. None has served better than Roopa Unnikrishnan in doing the work of this small NGO. She has read all graduate student applications for grants for some years and given me advice on financial matters with speed and intelligence that is unusual, almost remarkable. I could not do the job I do without her assistance. And she always asks for more work to do, more assignments. I will never find someone comparable and am very happy to have her as a colleague.