Ten years ago, Mandakini Mathur, her family, Suresh Pungati, and five skilled tribal craftsmen, started a non-profit initiative that involved a traditional method of creating beautiful pieces of art through rock-metal casting. Mandakini and her family started Devrai Art Village at their home in Panchgani.
In 2010, Jaya and Atul Shah moved from Ahmedabad and began working for an NGO in Nainital. Three years later, the couple returned to their city only to realise that they belonged in the hills. “So we purchased a piece of land in a small