India is a warm country for the most part of the year and it is very difficult to cope with the heat. Sometimes even fans do not give much relief. A hot day in summer is a curse.
The heat becomes unbearable, especially in the afternoon. Most of the people keep indoors unless it is very necessary to move out. They feel thirsty every now and then and quench thirst with water and cold drinks.
The rich are lucky. They take shelter under coolers and air-conditioners. The poor use hand fans Farmers and labourers who have to work in the open take shelter under the shady trees.
Traffic on the roads is scanty. People cry for rains to fall. Many people fall prey to heat stroke, some of them even die.