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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.

Gur the preservergurpreet sidhu

“More than anyone else, Gurpreet is the one who carries the spirit of People tree across time and space – directing the present, preserving the past and envisioning the future. One could call her the mother of People Tree – for she created and sustained the nurturing space where so many talented drop-outs and inspired lunatics could come together – even putting her own immense creative potential on the backburner at times. Her distinctive style of photography has had a big role to play in the way this Website looks!”

An alumnus of the National Institute of Design, Gurpreet has been the ‘hands-on’ director of People Tree since its inception – contributing to every aspect of its activities: crafts development, arts workshops and training, garment design, printing and dyeing, networking and interaction, support for social action… She has worked on design projects for organizations such as Unicef and the Gujarat State Handicrafts Development Corporation, as well as for Oxfam and other NGOs and citizen’s groups. Currently she is working on a unique photographic and sociological study of a small rural community in Goa – where she is partially resident with husband Orijit and daughter Pakhi.