(AFP / Indranil Mukherjee)
"Mumbai, an intense, densely-packed mass of humanity resting on the Arabian Sea, is where Indians from all over the country come seeking work and a better life. I was aware that India's most populous city, its commercial capital and home of Bollywood starlets, had many monikers that aimed to encapsulate its vibrant and intoxicating nature", writes AFP photographer Indranil Mukherjee. "Maximum City", "The City of Dreams" and "The Land of Opportunities" were to name just a few."
"Another popular sobriquet is "The City that Never Sleeps", and that's the subject of a photo essay I've been running on Instagram and Facebook over the past few weeks. Amid the dash to get on and the incessant honking of car horns I am always amazed by the ability of people here to get some sleep in the strangest and most awkward looking of places..."