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How people keep their cool during summer in Churu, India’s hottest place

image The unforgiving sun has set on Churu on the day the mercury rose to 50.3 degrees Celsius. After a brief exposure outdoors contributed to an aching head, staying put in the air-conditioned hotel room and going to bed early appears to be a wise option. But an acquaintance, a native of India’s hottest place, shows up and invites me to his cousin’s wedding. Soon I find myself at a colony next to the railway tracks, and realise that it’s business as usual in this small city of Rajasthan — the mind-numbing heat notwithstanding. Friends and colleagues of the groom, …


Source: Business Standard