How would you describe yourself?

“I’m a good laugher, I laugh a lot.”

 

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“I come from the Chodari caste, the farmer caste. But my father was a carpenter, I learnt the trade from him.”

 

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“When I’m carving out the pieces for the French-style Lille armchair, I look at a block of mango wood and visualise how many parts I can get out of it. I try to get 15 parts out of one plank without wasting any of the wood.”

 

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“On my days off, when I go back to my village, I love to drive a tractor. Just for fun. I’m from the farmer caste remember,” he exclaims as though it makes perfect sense. “It’s in my genes.”

 

Sohan, carpenter, 30

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