This year winter in Delhi has already set in. It brought me back the memories of my first winter in Delhi. When I came to Delhi I knew nothing about the season called ‘winter’ as I belong to South India. When everybody talks about winter, I thought that they are just exaggerating the things.
One morning in the first week of December, when I woke up at around 6 a.m, I just pushed the window screen to get the outside view and also sun light as I usually do. The moment I pushed the screen, I saw a white wall. I could not believe my eyes. Even balcony of my flat was not visible. I immediately rushed to the main door of my flat and opened the door. What a beauty! The whole area covered with heavy fog and wherever I look I could see only white, white everywhere. It looked as if Delhi is wrapped with a white envelope. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and started walking into the fog. While walking I could not see who is coming in the opposite direction. I could not even presume whether it is a human being or an animal. White fog was coming out of my mouth and nose. It looked as if everybody is smoking. It was really a funny sight.
Quilt is the one of the greatest invention to tackle winter. This I have realised after experiencing the Delhi’s winter. Once you are inside your quilt, you would forget about the temperature outside. Nobody would like to come out of their quilt. Once you come out you feel as if you have come out from heaven to hell.
You feel more energetic during winter. It is time to get more green vegetables and relishing fresh fruits. It is the best time to roam around Delhi and enjoy its beauty. No matter how long you travel, walk you never get exhausted. That is the beauty of Delhi’s winter.
Winter is the best thing that could happen to Delhi. It looks afresh during winter. Suddenly people of Delhi appear rich with their winter clothing like sweaters, scarfs, overcoats and caps. During this season, it is very difficult to differentiate between an officer and peon in offices by their appearance. Children become so cute with their winter attire. It is really feast to your eyes when you see them walk in groups while going to school in the morning.
It is the time Delhi used to become so vibrant with lot of activities. It hosts plenty of sports and international events. Winter boost the tourism industry as many foreigners visit Delhi during this season. There was a saying that Delhites need not go to any hill station as the hills visits them every year. What an apt statement!