Basking in the warmth of a cold sun,
Revelling in the respite from gritty summer days.
The cozy conversations, the solitudinous revelations,
Are what winters will be remembered for. Now, and always.
The winter season, you either love it or you despise it with all your might.
In order to justify both sides of this cold coin, we bring to you 5 best things about winters with the 5 worst ones to follow shortly!
Pigging out – 3 words: Gajar ka halwa
But even if you’re the oddball who doesn’t appreciate this mouth watering Indian favourite, winter has something in store for everyone. Plum cakes, rum and raisin chocolates, a delightful array of achaars, sarson ka saag, cashew, dates and walnut based dishes and so on. Not to forget the hot beverages and the satisfying soups. Gluttonous behaviour is excusable as the temperature dips. Eating more and gaining weight in winters is a given, which leads us to the next point.
The weight gain is easily camouflaged. Layers and layers of thick winter apparel not only help keep you warm, but also comfortably hide all excessive fat. Even otherwise, winter fashion is so much better. Read fluffy earmuffs, warm mittens, cozy beanies and chunky socks. On the one hand, throwing on a thick jacket over your nightshirt is a perfectly acceptable college get-up. On the other hand, this season is the time to experiment with various textures to maximize your fashion quotient.
Crisp Air and Foggy Thrills
Bear with me on this one. Blowing into the cold air, pretending to be smoking is one of my earliest winter memories. Waking up to find your house in the middle of absolutely nowhere, surrounded by a dense fog almost feels like you’re floating on clouds. (People living in high- rises will understand) And as hazardous as driving in the bleak visibility conditions is, it does turn out to be quite a thrilling affair.
It’s the time of the year when you won’t be judged for lounging in your pajamas all day long. When the pleasure you derive from curling up with a good book or movie and a steaming cup of coffee will be the highlight of your day. When making up your mind to bathe takes seemingly forever and the actual bathing process involves less cleansing, more standing under running hot water, mentally motivating yourself to finally step out.
The Fact that it isn’t Summer
Flushed cheeks and a stone cold nose every timeyou venture outside your house certainly beat sunburns and excessive sweating. The few months of winter that we get are a more than welcome break from the chubhti, jalti garmi we face for the majority of the year. Rubbing your hands together with a friend’s to warm them paints a cuter picture than fighting over the AC vent in the car, no?