mercury rising..

So the temperature has jumped over forty this week with an expected 41° celcius for today. There are certain local customs (though they differ among people) associated with the arrival of summer. One is sandal ka sharbat at our office; and it’s very popular at our offices that it’s a legacy to serve sandal ka sharbat to guests in summer. Everyday, I gulp down at least three four glass of it and believe you me, it’s better than having all those colas. Another is a canal bath. Though I dwelled in the same area last year but never had the chance to gauge the depth of canal. Well, I jumped into it yesterday. It’s such cool and refreshing experience – the bouyancy and strange drift of running water – for someone like me that I couldn’t resist myself anymore and have had three baths in canal since. By the way, I was amazed to know that there are certain sections of canal (near Jallo and another at the oppsite end) reserved – unofficially – for families only. Well, that was something new.

What you’re up to? Sandal/imli/aalu bukharay ka sharbat? Canal bath? Or just stay in your air-conditioned room for the most of summer? Oh, and I haven’t seen melons yet!

6 Comments so far

  1. anon (unregistered) on April 29th, 2006 @ 9:45 am

    melons are here, and do you know the canal carries raw sewage?


  2. Detox (unregistered) on April 29th, 2006 @ 11:09 am

    Damn! Yes the canal is one big sewer. Like a million sewage drains open into it. You can get all kinds of skin diseases or worse. Avoid it my dear.

    The mercury surely has been rising but its mostly dry heat rite now so its not that bad. Wait till the humidity kicks in and then it’ll really feel like hell on earth.

    I wud rather stay inside most of the summers. The only good thing about the summers are the mangoes. Eagerly await their arrival!


  3. Saadu (unregistered) on April 29th, 2006 @ 3:05 pm

    Most lahoriets mashallah have a far stronger immune system than the rest of the world. You’ll be fine :D


  4. Balloon-o-Eight (unregistered) on April 29th, 2006 @ 3:48 pm

    Am I the only one who’s waiting for Sattu ka Sharbat??


  5. RanaMian (unregistered) on April 29th, 2006 @ 11:18 pm

    I agree with DETOX that “the canal is one big sewer”.

    Interestingly, few weeks ago I read a news story in a local paper in which the Irrigation department (who has jurisdiction over the canal)admitted illegal sewers and its inability to control the situation.

    I wonder, Can we also use this blog for debating serious issues??

    like this one for instance!


  6. Max (unregistered) on May 11th, 2006 @ 1:32 am

    I was there 15-Apr through 2-May. Man it was hot



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