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The Cirana-Earth platform, by itself, does not make or sell any naturally coloured products and only aims to curate and connect,  brands, creators, mentors and researchers working responsibly in the natural colours space.

All the information made available on the platform has been collected either through independent research or through personal interaction with its members. Necessary permissions have been taken and due acknowledgement has been provided as required.

About

About Cirana

We are an award-winning branding and web agency committed to excellence since forever.

We set the standard of exceptional design creatively, technically, sustainably, and ethically so that you can make the extraordinary impact impact that you seek.

Seer-ana

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Balance

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Cirana

Now, more than ever, we seem to be moving towards a culture of experiencing more and experiencing fast. The practice of using natural colours in products of daily use is more closely tied to the idea of balanced, slow and mindful consumption.

Enabling the availability of information, knowledge and sharing resources related to a lesser known practice such as the use of natural colours, could help to popularise and encourage balanced consumption practices.

Cirana Earth Foundation is a Trust with Registration No GAN-4-00157-2023-24 dated 27-09-2023, registered under Karnataka Stamps and Registration Act,1957.

Smitha Shankar

Founder

Smitha completed her Masters in Electronics Engineering by Research from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2006 and joined the GE John. F. Welch Research Centre, Bangalore, later that year as an Intellectual Property Analyst. During her career as a researcher, she has published a couple of papers in the Society of Optical Engineering (S.P.I.E). A certified Indian Patent agent, Smitha moved on from IP to start Cirana in 2022. She lives in Bangalore with her family.

People

Smitha Shankar

Founder

Smitha Shankar

Founder

Smitha completed her Masters in Electronics Engineering by Research from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2006 and joined the GE John. F. Welch Research Centre, Bangalore, later that year as an Intellectual Property Analyst.

During her career as a researcher, she has published a couple of papers in the Society of Optical Engineering (S.P.I.E). A certified Indian Patent agent, Smitha moved on from IP to start Cirana in 2022. She lives in Bangalore with her family.

Indira Ramesh

Law & Research

Indira Ramesh

Law & Research

Indira graduated from ILS Law College, Pune in 2007. She thereafter went on to practise in the High Court of Madras and the Supreme Court of India.
Currently enjoying raising her daughters in Bangalore, she continues to pursue her interest in various subjects of the law including environmental and social issues. She lives her life mindfully and believes that everyone has a responsibility towards preserving the environment and should make conscious choices for the same.

Karthik Chandapur

Senior Designer

Karthik Chandapur

Senior Designer

Karthik is a skilled professional with a degree in Animation and design with over 12 years of experience in the field.

As a designer, I merge visuals and sustainability to awaken a profound connection to nature, inspire conscious choices and shape a transformative path towards a greener future.

Rohan Pannalkar

Director Communications

Rohan Pannalkar

Director Communications

Rohan graduated in Psychology, English and Journalism. His forte lies in User Experience achieved through a clear understanding of research-based principles of designing.

He strongly advocates that design has the responsibility to create products that not only provide meaningful experiences but also aid in making earth-friendly choices.

Chetan Velkur

Trustee

Chetan Velkur

Trustee

Chetan started his career with modelling and engineering optimization in the field of combustion engineering where his work resulted in four patents. He shifted his focus to business and he has, over the past decade, established three successful ventures. Through his entrepreneurial journey, his search for holistic organizational models and scientific venture-building approaches have led him to organizational cybernetics. He is especially drawn to the ground-up design of ventures and the building of autonomy in organizations.

Sujay Dinnalli

Trustee

Sujay Dinnalli

Trustee

In a career spanning strategy, consulting and design, Sujay has played key roles in consulting, product management and marketing and has also been a visual artist and designer. These diverse experiences, he feels, have led him to the study of systems and cybernetics which, in turn has structured and contextualized his pursuits. His research interests are broadly the application of the systems and cybernetics approach to social systems, and in decision making.