Can’t scorch the Mumbai spirit
When fifty-five flyovers were being built in the city at a hectic pace, around twenty years ago, Mumbaikars kept their cool, all the while patiently commuting by road and by rail. The roads were riddled with potholes of all sizes and depths during the monsoon even then and the city never stopped. Now when we are going through a similar experience, I am sure we Mumbaikars will come out of it without much of a fuss. As for the blistering October heat, we just ignore it and carry on with our lives, probably following a few home remedies to beat the heat. This is why citizens of Mumbai are well-known for their resilience and spirit.
If I have movie plans, I usually try and book morning shows to avoid the evening rush and instead go for walks in my neighbourhood after sundown. This keeps me fit as well as helps me avoid heat and slow-moving traffic.
Another important aspect of staying healthy is getting your diet right. I stock up on fruits and vegetables and ensure I carry a water bottle with me wherever I go to keep my body hydrated.