Monday, May 29, 2006

Feeling hot hot hot....

Its summer time again!!! and mind it, its really hot... Infact its unbearably hot. Never knew that Delhi has become so bad in the last few years... I guess Pune was much better. Atleast the mornings and evenings used to be always plesant, no matter how hot it is during the day.. But Delhi is bad..

The morning start with a breeze that is hot and full of dust. I try to go out for walk but come back since the sun is too hot to handle. Poor guard at the gate of the society keeps on adjusting the chair so as get that little shade under the tree which keeps on fading as the sun rises high. The rickshaw wallah, vegetable/fruit vendor walking, all sweat covered to sell their services. Am sure the only thing on thier mind at that monet will be a glass of cold water and some shady place to relax. The poor ice-creamwallah hoping that atleast one person will come out in this scorching heat to buy his ice-cream which he himself cannot have. The cobbler sitting under the tree waiting for some customer to get his shoe repaired. He doesnt even have enough space to sit, leave aside to stretch. The last but the most important one is the dhobi. At 43 degrees, he is ironing those clothes crisp and smart. He is completely drenched in sweat and wants to rest but cannot.

The humidity level is so high that it seems we take bath with sweat and not with water. Fans and coolers have become ineffective. It does not matter whether the fan is running or not, whether windows are open or shut, whether we take bath 3-4 times a day.. The moment we are out of the kitchen, seems like we had come out of sweat shower.. Sweat dripping, rather flowing on the face, body. Hair is always damp due to sweat. Body is sticky, smelly. All the day I am having nimbu panni, jaljeera, aam panha to kill this heat.....

It seems like ACs have become a necessity rather than a luxury. I dont have a AC at home and I really appreciate my Mother to brave through that scorching heat during the day. I am atleast better off for some part of the day when I am sitting in an air-conditioned office. Missing the weather of Pune... On top of it, there is power cut for longer everyday... Every passing day, I am praying that rains come soon(though I dont like rainy season)...

3 comments:

Sidd said...

Itz Monsoon time in Pune!!!

mar00ned said...

Interesting piece Soulmate. Its making me feel the heat :-)

Pune used to be good. But with concrete replacing greenry, temperatures are rising there as well.

Soulmate said...

I know even Pune has become a concrete jungle but still the weather is much better there than in Delhi..

Sidd: Today it rained here and the temperature has come down... :))