After an unusually wet March with pleasant temperatures which were cooler than usual, summer has arrived with a bang! The mercury is rising with each passing day, hovering around the mid-to-upper 30s. The daily power cuts have started again now that fans and air conditioners are working around the clock.
The school holidays have begun and there seems to be a cricket game going on in every street as children are making the most of their time off.
Another sure sign of summer is the arrival of mangoes at the market! Lime juice and sugar cane juice sellers also have long lines of thirsty customers.
At the height of the afternoon the city takes a siesta while everyone sleeps the heat off!