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Delhi reacts to heat

lifestyle Updated: May 23, 2013 02:17 IST

With the mercury shooting up to 46 degrees, that’s the only thing on the city’s mind. Here’s how young Delhi is dealing with the heat

No Ones's park: At India Gate, you see water water everywhere but not a single soul under the summer sun
Hanky panky: Delhi damsels arm themselves, quite literally, against heat and dust
Thanda matlab banta: A young rider sips on Dilli’s favourite summer beverage, the streetside banta
Under my umbrella: A college girl takes cover under a colourful chhatri
Yeh dosti, hum ...: Two young lads share a gamchha (traditional Indian cotton towel) during a walk down the road
Kaala Chashma: That’s a trick that seems to work year after year for Delhiites. Two young girls opt for double the protective shade
Maa, meri raksha karo: If nothing else works, trust Delhi’s young people to beat a book against their heads!

Vaishnavi Venkat, 19: When I have to go out, I prefer to take the Metro. And if I don’t have work, I stay at home and pamper myself. Drink a lot of fluids, it works!

Jannani Rajan, 20: I make myself feel better by thinking that summer is eventually going to end. So I just stay positive and wait for winter to come around.

Kuhu Dahiya, 19: Apart from basic protective measures such as wearing sunglasses, one should really avoid metal benches. It burns the bum real bad!

Jay Visvanath, 19: I tend to wear as little as possible, finding that from time to time a banyaan (vest) will suffice. It’s too hot for anything else!

VarunVasu, 18: It’s too hot outside, I will become Al paseeno! Wearing a vest is working for me right now ... I think I’ll have to take that off soon too!

Sharan Gulati, 19: I think I will have to get rid of my precious locks if I want to survive this summer ... it just can’t get any worse than this!