Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Beat the Heat

Coconut Water Salesman:

Chennaiites sure know how to beat the heat. Its been 36 deg C/ 95 deg F!! Absolutely too too hot!! Some enterprising vendors have brought their wares to the street. What a cool way to beat the heat!

Fresh Sugarcane juice:

This woman was selling "slurpies" - crushed ice with different flavors!



Tiny, tender cucumbers, served with salt and/or chilli powder

There were also several vendors selling sunglasses, hats and bandanas. And, at lunch time, every single vendor had a long line of customers!


Raaga said...

It crossed 40 here last Saturday :-)

Arundathi said...

Its too darn hot!!! :(((

Nandita said...

Its too too darn hot here too...i hear Chennai has been having rains off and such luck here until June...and I've been facing a bout of sleep-sickness...whenever I switch on the AC for relief, i fall off to sleep :)
Enjoyed the virtual cool trip...the coconut seller is too happy to get himself photographed :)

Arundathi said...

Nandita - Chennai was having rains on and off in the last week of March, but April ended all that! That coconut seller was too funny - he thought i was a journalist and was excited that his photo might come in the newspaper! :)