A crow stole Mr. Budd's breakfast. Some of us woke up as early as 5 am to watch the sunrise on our first official day. We then left to go visit the Gate of India, a historical monument, near one of the most expensive hotels in India, the Taj Mahal Hotel.
Afterwards, we went to the Banganga Tank, an ancient water tank, where we watched the experiences of those who use the water to remove their sins. Later in the day, the group visited Gandhi's house, now a museum. The museum consists of various representations on Gandhi's life, including sculpted figurines reenacting historical events, physical copies of letters sent to different political parties around the world and a library dedicated to his life's story.
We then went to a busy Mumbai marketplace where we learned about mythological aspects of Hindu culture, like the goddess Saraswati Devi, and the history behind the use of the conch shell. To end the day, we fed grass to sacred cows, calves, and a bull.
Written by Shreya and Aniesha