Friday, 24 May 2013

My summer toture


Dilli jal rahi hai......uff!!! Its almost 46 degrees in Delhi....and my car ac has decided to connive along with the weather and broil me alive. The service center says they are going to charge me 10 grand to fix it....and this is after charging me 5.5 K for servicing and 3.5 k for battery change.
Anyway, let me not bore you with the tragedies of my life….let’s take on the topic on hand…..The Heat!!!!
Save yourself! Apparently one cannot escape this heat even in the supposed cooler climes of the hills. The temperature in places like Simla and Manali is also above 35 degrees. Now that sounds ridiculous.
I was so depressed in the morning when I saw that the new tomato plant that was blooming in my balcony is almost about to shrivel up and die. The small green and a few orangish red tomatoes are also losing their plumpness and hanging like bean bags to the plant. And this is after I have bought that green cloth to give them partial shade in this harsh killing sun. The most saddening part is that I never got to taste the tomatoes of my own garden (I like to imagine the potted plants in my balcony make up a mini garden)
Again I a, digressing.....so the main point is.....it's hot....and we need to protect ourselves. This is just the beginning of the season of diseases. Heat stroke is topping the list right now but as the weather will give way to rains and humidity all sorts of water borne diseases will also be knocking at your door......so.....my top tips for the summers.....to keep you cool...and healthy:

# don't drink water from a source whose purity you are not sure of
# don't eat anything that is not cooked in hygienic and trustworthy conditions
# don't even eat home cooked food that has been kept in the fridge for more than a day. With the electricity playing truant you can't be sure if the fridge had uniform cooling the entire day or not
# avoid non vegetarian, fried and heavy food
# opt for salads and vegetables
# increase the intake of water. Remember your body sends the thirsty signal only when you have ignored your water needs for too long. So drink before you feel thirsty

These are some very basic points.....more like common sense. I am sure we all have it.....but ignore it.