18 April 2008


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!


Anonymous said...

Mango season!!!
I am only back in Paris since not quite three weeks and already homesick for India...mangoes never taste the same out here...

Unknown said...

When I was 7 I ate four and a half kilos of grapes and got loose motions big time :D!

The grapes in your picture brought back memories :)!

Anil P said...

What mango varieties are to be found there?

GMG said...

Hi Isabel! You probably didn’t notice, but I was absent for a while… ;)) Anyhow, I missed your posts and comments, so I’m trying to catch up what I can!
The pictures from the temple town are are stunning! Summer under Indian heat must be a tough season... ;))
Hope you have a great week!

Isabel said...

Hi Anil,
Alphonso, Badami, Kesari, Mallika, Alphonso, Raspuri, Sendura, Malgoba, Totapuri, Banganapalli are just a few!

Anonymous said...

nice pictures and tour memoirs:)