The mountains in Himachal Pradesh, India have been home to me, ever since I started coming here in 2007. It gave me a respite from the Indian cities’ summer heat and pollution.
But this year has been different. The summer has been extremely warm, with temperatures ranging between 30-32°C since May. But on Tuesday, June 10 the temperature hit 35°C during the daytime. I tried running the fan on full speed but to no avail, as more warm air just blew around me. I realised this is the warmest the mountains have been for me ever since I moved here.