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  gurpreet sidhu : the soul proprietor     sunny : the man with the silver shirt
chery : the counsellor with blue spectacles   orijit : bringin chaos to an orderly world.   meeta : the mistress of dyes
simran : the girl with the far-away eyes. nicky : crafting magic from the images of streets.   Dharmender : the kite paper man  
  annie : the mastermind   ajmal : the original t-shirt painter. salil : have wheels, will travel.
  manohar : the jharkhandi tantric.     rajuji : bringing order to a chaotic world.
sutanu : paradise eye-catcher. raghunath : rangrez   arpana : the gazelle who runs up and down.  
ritu : the flexible backbone.   govind : master craftsman of the people tree.   shakeel : taking theatre to the streets.
  shahid : all he touches turns gold.   dabu : batik, blues and booze.  
rajkumar : jhooth kahe ko bole ?   sonia : the smiling queen of crochette. arjun : would like to get lost. chetan : living life on the edge.

Govindgovind jhara

Many many years ago, Govind Jhara created the karma tree. A tree of life. An expression of the un-inhibited oneness with nature that is an essential part of tribal life. An evolution from the votive tribal images used in central India.

Govind is from Ektal village in Chattisgarh, he is a master craftsman creating a variety of forms and images in bell metal, using the ancient technique of cire perdue or lost-wax casting.

We are eternally indebted to the creative energies of people like Jhara. A people whose lives are constantly under threat from civilisational or developmental projects like the Narmada Dam.

Jhara’s Karma Tree so perfectly fit the name “people tree”, that we adapted it to create our logo.

- Gurpreet