I’m Rupsi Garg from Tepla village in Patiala district of Punjab. I completed high school in the village and graduated in Biotechnology from Kurukshetra University, Haryana. Then I worked as a Junior Research Fellow at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) for 3 years. Later,I did a Masters in Development from Azim Premji University, Bangalore. For the last 5.5 years, I have been working with Kheti Virasat Mission. In KVM, I started working with women through Organic Kitchen Gardening and extended it to the Revival of Rural Livelihoods through Traditional Skills Revival. TRINJAN got initiated i.e. working with hands and appreciating the creativity and aesthetics in it. These activities include hand spinning, hand weaving, hand embroidery, darri weaving, basket weaving, crochet, knitting etc. TRINJAN is a platform where the traditional wisdom gets transferred to the younger ones from the elder generation. I’m trying to find all these artisans who are still continuing with the work and trying to give them dignity and respect for conserving the great heritage we have. At the same time, this is a journey for me to find myself and going to the roots.