The revelation that my city Mumbai had an ambient air quality six times more than the permissible limit came as a rude awakening. This is the place where I grew up, my family and my friends live and to learn that they are all at risk to various air pollution related diseases shook something inside of me. I knew I had to take action to better this situation. Hence, it was only natural for me to join Greenpeace's Clean Air Nation campaign.
Finally, the moment had arrived. As I was drove up to the spot on the bridge, I was overcome with nervousness. Silence overcame me while my fellow activists in the car were making random chatter - trying to calm their nerves as well, I'm sure. As we approached our drop zone, there was a sudden adrenaline rush, the nervousness disappeared and with razor sharp focus, I was all business. Within a matter of minutes, we helped the climbers secure their anchors and get off the edge.