This man is selling a spiced mango drink called Panna.
Its a traditional cool aid.
I make it at home.
You can check the recipe HERE
The Bael fruit is another cooler and is known
for its medicinal properties.
It is also known as Indian quince, wood apple or stone apple.
You have to extract its soft pulp
and make a sweet sherbet with it
I make this at home too.
These drinks are for men on the move.
They are best made at home.
But there is nothing like plain old H2O to
quench your thrirst.
Here under the shade of a peepal tree
are earthen pots containing water.
The peepal tree is worshipped by the Hindus
and feared too, as their believe
spirits reside in it.
So you can say your prayers,
quench your thirst
and read the newspaper
all in one spot.
On a side street there was a metal stand with
drinking water pots.
This man is drinking from a cup.
And a street dog is closely watching
hoping for a sip.
(The last 2 photos are from the www)
Yesterday we had a power cut from 10am till 4pm,
the hottest part of the day.
So hand fans should be within reach.
Here is a man selling them.
They are made with palmyra leaves.
Many kinds of fans are available.
Many people don 't have fridges.
So clay water jars are a good option to keep water cool.
When we were growing up we did not have a fridge.
We used jars like these.
And in the evening the ice man came around
and we bought ice to put in our sherbet.
Good old days they were,
we were not dependant on science and technology.
And life was simpler and people centered.
There are many more ways to keep cool.
I will share more later on.
What are some of the ways
you keep cool?