Sight is my strongest sensory organ and it bursts with pleasure when I see a profusion of color breaking on to the horizon. In the bleak setting of the undulating dunes, the mysterious people thronging the Thar sit chilling under the blistering sun. Rajasthanis are a very colorful and creative lot! Their forts, their gardens, their lifestyle, their deities, their food, their leisure, their puppets, their paintings…every facet of their life reflect color, missing from their monochromatic backdrop. And it becomes evident when you travel to the small towns of Rajasthan, nestled in the Aravallis like Molela (near the pilgrim spot of Nathdwara) or Bhilwara, a quaint town off the highway joining Udaipur and Jaipur. They form the seats of pottery and phad painting respectively. Documenting the art, I instantly felt connected with the land and gradually became a part of their history and culture.