How to survive the Mumbai heat

It is hot. Like really hot. Here are my favorite things to do to survive the Mumbai heat.

  1. Drink a lot of water.
  2. Always wear sunglasses.
  3. Wear white and loose cotton clothes.
  4. Drink a lot of Indian buttermilk (chaas).
  5. Wake up early and stay up late (and sleep during the midday heat).
  6. Eat mangoes that were kept in the fridge.
  7. Add cucumber salad to every meal.
  8. Drink hot mint tea (it actually cools your body).
  9. Take lukewarm showers instead of cold showers (again, it cools your body better).
  10. Eat ice-cream. Or even better: eat ice-cream sandwiches.
  11. Go swimming. every. single. day.
  12. Leave the city and go to one of the many hill-stations for the weekend.
  13. Eat lot of fresh fruits.
  14. Put sunscreen. Always.
  15. Wear a hat (even if you look silly).
  16. Drink fruity cocktails.*

*The Sassy Spoon in Bandra celebrates World Cocktail Day tomorrow with refreshing summer cocktails starting at 99INR. You’ll properly meet me there.

World Cocktail Day at The Sassy Spoon Bandra
World Cocktail Day at The Sassy Spoon Bandra

 

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