Sunday, April 26, 2009

Beat the heat

Now that summer is back - even in Chennai, it does go away for a bit, you know - the heat busters are in great demand. Cold sodas and all that are fine, they will give you some relief, but what you really need is some old-fashioned coolers. Like the water from tender coconuts, or even palm nuts, but the latter are not as commonplace as coconuts, and not too many people know how cooling they can be.

Chennai is sweltering already, even though it is nowhere near the peaks that would come during the agni nakshatram (fire star) phase. The forecast high for that period is 48 degrees. And yes, that is in Celsius - it will take a lot of elaneer (tender coconut water) to cool that off!


3 comments:

Steffe said...

I have experienced 48 C a few times in Greece. Horrible. I wish I had known about coconut water back then, although I don't think there are that many coconut trees there, stay cool.

lviss said...

WATER MELONS AND COCONUT WATER ARE THE BEST TO COOL YOU DOWN. AS SOON AS THE SUMMER DAWNS THESE NATURAL COOLERS MAKE THEIR APPEARANCE. CAN YOU BEAT THE NATURE?

Jacob said...

So interesting...I've learned something else today. Maybe we should try that in Florida as it does get a bit warm here, too.