As you know, summer in Chennai can be quite hot. I know what you think, it is actually hotter, and hot during the supposed to be rainy and winter seasons.
Well you may keep it that way if you want to! But are the Chennai people prepared to face it?
I guess so. Just a walk along the roads and streets in Chennai, will make you realize that the city has already started gearing up for it. Isn't this a wonderful time of the year, just like any other season? Of course it is!
Loads of watermelon vendors thronging the platforms in major places. Watermelon is one fruit which does not add up to your calories how much ever you eat. At the same time it is a very good source of water.
The tender coconuts – my favourite, could easily be the favourites for many people. Apart from quenching the thirst, the tender coconut is one of the best natural healers that one could get. For most of the heat related problems, this is the best natural medicine.
Cucumbers. Another chiller favoured by many people, can be found on the streets ready to be cut and sold along with a pinch of salt and chilly powder adding taste to the chiller.
Juice vendors. Lemon juice could easily be the most sold juice. There are lots of mobile cart vendors who offer lemon juice with combinations of salt, sugar, ice, mint etc. These are definitely tasty at the same time it can help in keeping the body hyderated.
Last but not the least – ICE CREAMS!! Is there any kid or adult who does not like ice creams? After all it is summer. If we do not have ice creams now, then when will we have? For the kids, with the exams over, there could be no restriction from the parents for having ice creams. At least now parents cannot be complaining or worrying about throat infections or any other problems!
Apart from all these the best thing to do would be to have as much water as possible at regular intervals to cool off the body as well as to ensure that the body is compensated with fluids for what it is losing in the humid Chennai weather!