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Prem studied geography for his degree. He graduated from Barmer in 2012 but decided academia wasn’t for him so moved to Jaipur to be closer to his two brothers. He started working at the workshop two years ago.
“I’m a spray man,” Dilip says, seriously. We tell him that with the gun and the name, it makes him sound like a super hero. He almost smiles. “This isn’t a toy. When I have the spray gun in my hand, I have to focus.”
Luna has a naturally happy disposition. His colleagues claim he’s the joker. “I come from the Khati caste, it means carpenter. I love making all the furniture.” He drags out ‘all’ for emphasis – “allll the furniture.”
He looks up from inspecting a freshly lacquered Sullivan and rattles off a volley of instructions to his workers, before turning back to us. “It’s very simple,” he says. “Family is the most important thing in my life. Especially my children.”
“I do not like music,” Ghanshyam states, very seriously. Taken aback, we push him. None at all? “No. I strictly do not like music.” The younger man, Rakesh, his brother-in-law, rolls his eyes when he hears this. He’s heard it before. “It’s pop music you don’t like,” he says. “I like to have the radio on […]
Mr Rambaby is one of the shyest artisans we met. He shuffles his feet and mumbles at first. “Any of your family?” we suggest, coaxing out a response. Then we spot the flicker of a smile. “My father,” he says. “He likes to tell stories; Indian stories, from ancient times. That man is always making me […]
You can hear the metal before you see it. The unmistakable scream of an angle grinder as it finds its path through a solid piece of steel. So powerful that it almost silences all other noises in the workshop.
“I like to watch the Hindu devotional channel. It helps me to remove all the negative thoughts from my mind and just focus on positive thoughts,” he tells us. “I want to be a clear-minded, kind-hearted person.”