WFH and #SummerBlues: Here’s how denizens are beating the heat
The unbearable heat and humidity is draining denizens, and how! Since the Covid-19 scare has forced many to work from home (WFH), even after relaxations in the lockdown, many are still feeling trapped indoors, sans “office ka free AC” and chilled drinks from the cafeteria. From whipping up frappés to wearing comfy clothes and even switching rooms to find cooler spots, they are doing it all!
Manohar Venugopal, who works at an office in Gurugam, prefers to change into a comfortable pair of ganji and shorts to beat the heat in style. “The AC environment is certainly a miss but this can be beaten by working smartly and efficiently. Having said this, the afternoon hours in the day are just unbearable. I ensure to find the coolest corner of the house and have food that helps, such as salads and lemonade.”
Badly missing his office AC, tech executive Vibhesh Kapoor is managing it with a cooler at home. “My AC required servicing and the guys were charging a bomb. Now, I barely get to switch it on during the night. I am keeping cool by having khus sharbat,” he shares.
For banking professional Mohit Chauhan, the WFH routine has saved him from the scorching sun that he otherwise braved on his on-field job. But missing the relaxed hours at office, he says, “I’m looking forward to spending a few non-sweaty hours within the comfortable office premises.”
City-based photographer Sandeep Parwal is also missing his “swimming and frappe” routine. “They were my oxygen and energy bar to brace summer days. With #WorkFromHome, well I’m just putting rainy jazz in the background and having frappe,” he says.
Delhi-based corporate employee Rohan Sethi, too, finds WFH a challenge in this weather. “Lack of proper infrastructure and environment amid this peak heat makes it more tiring to work from home. I need to keep switching rooms as we cannot keep an AC working continuously,” he shares.