5:30am in Mumbai / by Vikram Valluri

It was 5:30 am I was half awake not knowing what I was getting myself into. The previous evening Raj, a fishermen from Mumbai had told me about his adventures catching stingray and sharks with his buddies. My curiously led me to explore the journey he took with his friends. Before I realized I was sitting in a canoe at 5:30am waiting for the rest of his crew to join.

The morning was silent and filled with confusion. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much luck. The nets set out from the previous day were either lost, stolen or didn’t catch anything. Naturally, it was a shock that nets were lost. This was the first time, Raj mentioned that something like this has never happened before.