My first encounter with Winter

652039-delhi-fog-1 Since winter is fast approaching in Delhi, 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, where the climate is hot, hotter and hottest. When everybody talk 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 coming out of my mouth and nose. It looked as if everybody is smoking. It was really a funny sight.

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 durng 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.

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.

It is the time Delhi used to become so vibrant with lot of activities. It hosts plenty of sports and  international events.  Winter has always 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 !

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Published by V Ramasamy

I like to write articles on diverse topics. I am also an voracious reader and like to comment on others opinion

52 thoughts on “My first encounter with Winter

  1. I was in Delhi in February and before that in October. It was so pleasant in February – especially coming from Canada where we were having an especially cold (below -20C) winter.

    I think someday, though, I would like to take the opposite path from you: to experience a summer and monsoon in India.

  2. Winter is also a blessing to places like Baghdad, Karachi and Bangkok, for similar reasons. Here in North America, when I lived in Phoenix, we praised God for winter- the season when we could breathe.

  3. Great post that told me about winter in Delhi … i travelled in Business a lot but never got to India just missed out on that so thanks followed and reblogged to my friends and followers will be back to see more Ian Editor

  4. Walls of white visit my area of United States during the winter. Except instead of fog, we get walls of white snow that we call blizzards. Travel becomes dangerous. If I ever have money, I’ll visit Delhi and enjoy some wintertime green. Seeing colors outside other than white, gray, and brown (plus our decorative Christmas lights) would be nice.

  5. As a person who grew up in upstate NY my curiosity got the best of me. I have been to TX and Fl where there is little experience if any with snow but to be in India, I thought, “Wow”. India is a place where I have never been to and have never, ever heard it ever snowed. Thank you for broadening my horizons, and sharing. Thank you

    1. Yeah there is a lot of difference in climate in South and North India. In South India there is no such thing called winter. I am really happy to know that my article broadened your horizon. Thanks for the comments.

  6. Good blog. I enjoyed your pictures swell as your text. I feel much as you do about fog. It gives a very different feel to a place, sort of peaceful but maybe just hidden, leaving much to the imagination.

  7. I loved your post. I live where we get all four seasons. A lot of people grumble about the cold. I enjoyed your enthusiasm. I feel blessed to have all the seasons. They each bring their own beauty and experiences.

  8. Another Canadian here. I didn’t realize Delhi had a “winter” as such. The word winter depicts images of extreme cold and plenty of snow for me. Here in Canada, it’s summer where we rush to eat veggies and fruits for they come in season and can be found fresh from our own country. However, the break from the hot summer, I guess does give us a certain kind of energy when we get involved in activities outside. Otherwise we are hunkered down in front of the fire, also covered in blankets and reading a nice book or watching a movie on that…..little screen! Yes I read that article too of yours. But that is Canada and I now have an understanding of Delhi I didn’t before. Well done!

    1. I am really happy to know that you have changed your perception about Delhi after reading my article. Keep commenting.

  9. Hello Brother Ramasamy! Great post! I live in Colorado, USA. My wife is from Anchorage, AK (which isn’t too far from icy Russia). We have both experienced some crazy winters! We love playing in the snow here. Our kids love sledding and last year I taught my 8 year old son and 10 year old daughter how to snowboard up at Eldora Resort just outside Boulder, CO! It was awesome, and they did great! I took it easy (I’m 40 now), but I took a couple good runs while I was there too! I’m no Shaun White, but I still do just fine in the power of the Lord for my age.

    I read your post to my wife last night as we sat together in the living room after putting the kids to bed. My wife enjoyed it too! We know a lot of people from India. Many families have moved here to the southeast metro Denver area from India. Even our dentist is from India, and she is awesome! Best dentist I’ve ever had! My wife also teaches private piano lessons here at the house, and we have several families from India whose children take lessons. They are very respectful children. My wife and I would enjoy India very much!

    God bless you!

  10. I’m so happy you had that wonderful first experience of winter in India. Winters where I live, in Chicago, can be insane, with below zero temps, wind, and huge amounts of snow, and ice. We are heading into fall and then we will be slammed with bitter cold and winter, once again.

    1. Winter is really very hard in some places and very pleasant in other places. I am fortunate to experience a pleasant winter ! Thanks for the nice comments.

  11. I totally agree with u sir…as I am a Delhiet. ..those winter mornings use to b awesome..but from the last few years the climate of Delhi has seen drastic change …may be due to the global warming …we face smog these days instead of fog which is really bad for all of us in delhi

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