The thought of hot pakoras with a cup of cutting chai at a stall while you wait for that train, bus or taxi sure seems like an alluring option in the monsoon. But it isn’t the wisest one, say experts. This season is fraught with the danger of infections caused by bacteria and viruses. "The change in temperature, risk of water contamination, and water stagnation during the monsoon can trigger several viral infections and waterborne diseases. This is the season when one must be careful about what they eat," says nutritionist Hetal Pandya.