Everyone warns you to be cautious. To always have an eye on your things. To be aware of your surroundings. And to be especially wary of men (if you’re a woman).
But really, after a few days in Mumbai, I feel it’s not so different to South America, Africa, or even North America or Australia. Perhaps it’s because we’ve only been here a few days, maybe it’s because the pace has changed, or maybe people are just too sensitive and negative . I felt more ‘on edge’ in New York last week than I have here in India yet.
But there’s one big culture-shocking difference here; the staring.