The “Summer” of Indians

Recently, high temperatures have prevailed throughout the country, and the Chinese have shouted “Can’t stand it”. In fact, whether the weather is hot or not can not only look at the absolute temperature, but also depends on the tolerance of people to heat. Indians in the tropics generally disdain the 40°C weather. In India, the temperature in summer often exceeds 40℃, and the temperature above 45℃ is considered as a very hot day. The maximum temperature can reach 50℃. So how do Indians survive the scorching summer?

Wrap the whole body and hide the body
When I traveled to India last year, I was in the midsummer summer of India. As soon as I stepped on the land of India, I was puzzled by the dress of the Indians in summer. It stands to reason that people should wear cool clothes in summer, but Indian men wear long-sleeved shirts and trousers when they go out in summer. They have thick socks on their feet, and people are wrapped around their heads and their faces are also wrapped. The Indian woman also wrapped herself tightly in the summer with her eyes only. At the beginning, I was wearing shorts and T-shirts to visit the flea market in Mumbai. After only an hour of shopping, I felt that my bare skin was as uncomfortable as a needle. When I returned to the hotel, I found that I was sunburned and the skin was peeling. , Hot and painful. With this experience, I realized how scientific Indian dress is.

Reduce food intake and metabolism
In midsummer, Indians are generally vegetarian and non-sticky. They believe that eating meat on such a hot day will increase the body’s metabolism burden, especially eating meat, not only makes people feel greasy, but also easy to get angry when eaten, making people more uncomfortable. Indians have a very light diet in the summer. They like to eat bitter melon, potatoes, broccoli, roasted eggplant, spinach, okra, and peas. They especially like to eat bitter gourd, fried bitter gourd, curry bitter gourd, and cold bitter gourd in exchange for eating, because bitter gourd can be cleared away heat.

Indians also cut back on eating during the summer. In summer, we usually only eat two meals a day. The first meal is near noon, and the second meal is basically after 9pm. Some people even change three meals a day to one meal a day, which means that they only eat one meal at noon.

Use “water breeze” to get cold
Cooling is a top priority for Indians in summer. In addition to ceiling fans, many families will also install a unique cooling appliance called “Cool Music”. This machine looks like a louver box, with straw on three sides, a fan on one side, and a water storage tank at the bottom. A water pump is placed in the water storage tank. There is a water pipe connected to the water pump, and the water is sent to the three-sided louvers through the water pump, the straw on the louvers is wetted, and then the wind with water vapor is blown out by the fan, and the cooling effect is not bad. The installation method of “Cool” is similar to the window air conditioner, and the cooling principle is similar to that of the air conditioner fan.

Waiting at home to escape the heat
In India, there is a shortage of power resources, and even in a metropolis like Mumbai, power outages in summer are commonplace. I live in a higher-grade hotel in the center of Mumbai. In summer, I often turn off the electricity several times a day. A power outage lasts more than one hour. Calling the power supply department for help, but often unable to find the staff, even if found, the other party may also say lightly: “Many people in the power department have taken leave to go home.”

In midsummer India, there was no figure on the lively cricket ground. The once lively market was deserted and the school was on holiday. Unless people have to go out, people do not go out, lying lazy at home and meditating cool.

Under the scorching sun, the entire Indian land is drowsy, and the Indians seem to have entered the “summer sleep” mode.