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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.


As an artist I have been moved by many things about Nicky - his lightness of touch, his perceptive observation of things visible and invisible - but most of all it is his great love of the sheer craft of image-making that inspires me.

I've known Nicky's work for years now, and am still often caught unawares by the playful surprises that leap out of his images every time I look at them. Ever since he and I collaborated on a large painting for the People Tree façade, I have been drawn to the dark skinned fruit sellers and skinny cyclists, wandering animals and cavorting children, colourful rickshaws and collapsing motorcars, crooked streets and bustling melas that populate the magical world he creates and recreates with such felicity.

Nicky is one of the 'seniors' of People Tree - a quiet but pervading influence
on those who have come later. From the earliest days he has been a vital factor in
our collective attempts at working out alternative art practise, alternative
lifestyle and much else. At every stage of the journey he has been a fellow
traveler, opting for a different route sometimes, but headed for the same
destination ultimately.

- Orijit