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Delhi reacts to heat

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

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!