The things we hate Winters, The Blues and miseries it brings
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The things we hate Winters, The Blues and miseries it brings

Feb 19, 2018

Every season has its own set of devoted lovers and haters and so does winter. The thought of cuddling up in the bed with a mug of coffee and book seems ideal for some but there are others who get irritated because winter means gloom, stuffy nose and so on. Late chilly mornings feel so tempting. But in India, winter means mild sunny days with harsh cold weather and as one moves from Southern states to North the climate gets harsher. Suddenly, moisturizers become your best friend and you run from store to store looking for the more intensive ones that would keep flaky skin away. Let’s look at a few other things that we dislike about Indian winters.

Snow filled landscapes, skiing, ice skating and children hurling snowballs at each other looks so good in reel. But in real life, winter means smog in India and that makes driving extremely dangerous.

And how could one forget the layers of clothes that keeps us warm and then all the washing and drying efforts it takes, another strong point to hate winter. Then of course, there are all the health issues to deal with, from cold to congested chest. If you have not stocked the medicines, better do that at the earliest before the first sneeze.

A study by Centre for Science and Environment says that the winter in India is getting hotter every passing year but chapped lips, dry hair and an itchy scalp says it is only getting severe.

It is also that time of the year when schools are closed and most families pack their bags and plan for warmer destinations but the fog plays a spoil sport that leads to frequent flight cancellations and reschedules. Need anyone have more reasons to hate winter? But we humans have no control over nature’s changing seasons even if they come in their full fury. After all, since time immemorial humans have learnt to accept its blessings and miseries.