After spending a week in Delhi for our AIF orientation which was a great mix of speakers, workshops and time getting to know the other wonderful fellows, I’ve been in Mumbai now just over a week and feeling slightly settled. The other fellows and I arrived on Sunday afternoon and were greeted by the oppressive Mumbai humidity. I had heard numerous times before that Mumbai is unlike any other city in India and over the last week I think I’ve started to finally understand what some of those differences are. I think there is an unparalleled excitement and energy within the city and all of its residents – some people call it the city that never sleeps. There’s a rich diversity in the people, their views, rituals, celebrations and religions. I think its all of these qualities that make me incredibly excited and energetic about the next ten months I am about to spend navigating the city and begin to call it home.