Sunday, June 03, 2012

129.Sizzling Delhi

I love Delhi. I have spent major part of my life here. I love its gardens, greenery, monuments, markets... But summers of Delhi always make me yearn for a cooler place to live in. With mercury hovering around 45 degrees Celsius, currently I am feeling desperate. There is simply no respite. The sun gets angry very early in the morning and remains in a foul mood right until it sets. The after-effect of the fury can be felt even in nights when hot wind blows or nothing blows at all. With demand rising suddenly, water arrives in droplets and power cuts are quite common. ACs and coolers do not work. You can neither go out nor remain at home. With hot winds blowing, people are generally on a short fuse. Road rage is at its peak.


Sometimes, I think of the blessings of summer. This is the time when you can gulp  ice creams or enjoy your favourite  drinks and shakes. When the weather is hot, nature offers you delicious cool fruits and vegetables like watermelon, muskmelon, mangoes, litchis, cucumber, etc. But the compensation is not good enough. The fact that you are forced to remain indoors dominates everything. Neither the body which is sweating all the time nor the mind feels at ease. There is not much respite even in so-called rainy season, because Delhi hardly experiences any rain. So, summer virtually stretches from March to September.


By early October, things start changing for better.The sun gets much more amiable. The city again starts breathing and I forget all the torture inflicted by Delhi summers. Today, I am trying to comfort myself by saying, "if summer comes, can winter be far behind?"

7 comments:

Aviral said...
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Indrani said...

Hope it cools down soon.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

I wouldn't know how to cope with the hovering heat in Delhi. Have experienced cold up to - 5 celcius and was alright.

R. Ramesh said...

omg..have to be in delhi in august..

Vetrimagal said...

This is really a positive approach. Being in Hyderabad, which has just passed through all that you describe in the first paragraph, one has to be mighty generous to think of winter.:-)

Yes, Hyderabad and Delhi share similar weather. It is March to September.

manukavya said...

Nicely expressed thoughts ! true description of Delhi...

Ruprekha said...

Yes absolutely, winter can't be far behind ..... only three more months to go. I frequent Delhi, almost every second month. But simply love the months of March and October at Delhi.
Wish you happy waiting for the cooler months :)