On the Crystal Bed... “Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them”. I witnessed these salt pans near Mumbai and fell in love with their scenic beauty. I was overwhelmed by this open landscape with playful breeze and a vast stretch shining in sunlight. The tiny white crystals of salt glittering in sunlight look like diamonds. The crystal beds of salt shine so brightly that it overpowers even the sea water twinkling in sunlight. Other than just being open spaces, these salt pans play an important role in balancing the ecosystem. They are a thriving place for many birds and act as a sponge against the rain water. These crystal beds may no longer exist in Mumbai as the lands are proposed to be used for residential development. So my series is also a documentation of this land of crystals.