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!
There it is Summer and here it is Spring. This weekend, though, it feels like Summer here! The temperatures have soared into the 80s! We have plenty of sunshine and blue skies. We can still get snow at this time of year, but I hope not!
I think I would like strolling the streets of your city. All of my favorite foods and drinks are available! One of my favorite summer foods is watermelon. Watermelon is a traditional food that is served at picnics, especially on our Independence Day. I enjoy ice cream any time of the year!
I turned on comment moderation,too, but for a different reason. You know why :-)
You should read my post, List of natural drinks for summer: http://www.enidhi.net/2009/03/list-natural-drinks-for-summer.html
@Linda: It is supposed to Spring in Chennai as well. But it has been quite some years since anyone called it spring! Once the slightly warm winter is over, it is always summer..
You are always welcome to come here..
@Shrinidhi: Definitel I will go through the list of drinks. I also am aware of a few apart from what I have mentioned in blog. But those were only ones which I photographed in the street, so put up those.. :)
I know there are more..
I must accept that I sweat by sheer thought of Chennai. Had been there for more than year, seen all weathers and know how HOT the city can get.
However, looking at few pics that Ram posted, could not help putting my comments. I am seriously missing Sugercane Juice, Lemon juice and best of all - "Cucumber with Salt and Pepper".
Missing India again... :-(
Look at the last pic... the bugger is showing money and the lady is looking at the same... :-)
Ravi, I know you will miss it for quite some reasons.:)
The heat is ON, and I have no idea how bad may is going to to be!
Lovely pictures. but Sir you missed those lovely watermelons, papayas and pineapple pieces sold on the streets! And all those ice cream sellers on the beach - What business I say!
@Sandhya: You are very right. May is going to be quite hot!
Did I miss the watermelons? Thought that is the first photo amidst the writeup.. :)
Miss it all. Your pictures gets and shows the season :)...
@Rajani: Come down Rajani.. Don't miss it.. :)
true its very hot! but this is a time we feel the need of trees and the magic of the shadows they can give!
@joshidaniel: You are absolutely right. It is high time we realise the need of trees!
nice balance of photos and words, to keep the viewers attached to your site
Wanna want to know how the Hyderabad Bloggers enjoyed the IndiBloggers meet
It was a great meet and an opportunity to meet fellow bloggers in blood.
Just to keep the momentum, I have created a new Group on Linkedin - Indibloggers.
I invite all of you to join this Group.
In the long run, this will aid not only in personal development but also professional development.
@Prashant: Thanks for the info..
hey that's a "cool" post - my list is quite similar to your - tho I wonder how I forgot to mention the watermelon - i absolutely love water melons!!!
hi, can i use your second photograph from top in my school grade5 science book?
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