stay cool in sum­mer

WITH TEM­PER­A­TURES SOAR­ING, IT'S HARD TO IMAG­INE THE MON­SOON WILL EVER MAKE AN AP­PEAR­ANCE. HERE'S A CHEAT SHEET TO SUR­VIV­ING THE MUM­BAI HEAT.

India Today - - COVER STORY - BY MOEENA HALIM

The best rem­edy for Mum­bai’s sum­mer heat and hu­mid­ity is to be as far away from it as pos­si­ble. Aim for the hills, where there’s al­ways a nip in the air; or hit a pris­tine beach, so you’re never too far from cool­ing waters. But let’s be hon­est, a get­away long enough to skip the sum­mer en­tirely is pretty far­fetched. So, start with the next best thing. A wardrobe over­haul. De­signer Rajesh Aiya, who since 2008 has been de­sign­ing for the first fam­ily of mu­sic—the Jack­sons, be­lieves strongly in the psy­chol­ogy of dress­ing. “Cooler colours make you feel cool. And when you’re go­ing to a party, re­mem­ber you’re not just dress­ing for your­self but also for your host. Dark colours can be jar­ring in the sum­mer, even in the evenings,” says Aiya. Dress sen­si­bly, eat the right foods, pam­per your­self and make sure to give your home a small heat-proof makeover. Here are some fun rec­om­men­da­tions.

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