Indian is a hot country. It begins to get hot in February and the heat continues up to September. In India June and July are the hottest months of the year. The days are cool in the morning but they get hot and hotter as the sun rises high.
One a hot day in summer even the morning is very close. There is not a single cloud in the sky. There is no cool breeze and no dew on the grass.
The sun rises upon a bare blue sky. The sunrise has no beauty about it. As he rises higher and higher in the sky, he shines more and more brightly. It grows hotter and hotter. The earth is heated like a furnace. Hot winds beings to blow.
People mostly shut themselves indoor. Very few people go out. The streets look deserted. You cannot go bare heated and bare-footed on the hot roads. In the cities the rich people lie down under the fans, or sit in front of coolers. They order cold drinks again and again. But the poor people are very miserable. Many of them have to work in the burning rays of the sun. Their bodies are wet with perspiration. They drink cool sun. They drink cold water from earthen pitchers to satisfy their thirst. They play the hand to get relief from heat.
The condition of birds and animals is equally bad. Poor creatures try to seek shelter in some sandy nook. They pant continuously for breath. The buffaloes black in color, feel hotter than other animals. They keep lying in some pond or tank, if one is availed. The plants and trees look withered. The grass is pale and dry. The roads and streets are generally deserted from 11 a.m to 3 p.m.
The heat continues till evening. It begins to lessen towards the evening. At about sunset it gets a little cool. People begin to move about. The spell of silence of the streets is broken by the shouts of street hawkers and ice-cream sellers. The streets and roads come back to life. They are crowded again.
Towards the evening, there are signs of life and activity in the buzzards and streets. People go out for walks. Public gardens are gain crowed with boys and girls who run about on the soft grass. The roads once more present a lovely scene.
At night it is often close and stuffy. But sometimes a cool breeze comes to give relief to trouble of people. Many go out to well for taking bath. A hot day may close with a dust storm or a shower of rain which brings great relief to the people.
In town and cities there is a scarcity of water. The condition of the people on a hot day becomes more pitiable. The sufferings of people for want of good drinking water in Rajasthan are very acute. The ponds are all dried up.