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A Dip to Beat the Heat

By Rediff News Bureau
Last updated on: May 17, 2022 07:44 IST
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India is experiencing its worst heat wave in 122 years.

The day temperature in Delhi is 47.2 degrees Celsius.

In Punjab, Muktsar recorded a day temperature of 47.4 degrees Celsius.

In Haryana, Hisar saw a high of 47.3 degrees Celsius.

Please click on the images for glimpses of how Indians are trying to beat the heat.

IMAGE: A young boy swims in a canal to beat the heat in Jalandhar. All Photographs: PTI Photo


IMAGE: Young boys swim in the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati.


IMAGE: Boys take a bath in a tubewell in Jalandhar.


IMAGE: A man takes a bath at a public water tap in Amritsar.


IMAGE: People cool off in a pool in Agra.


IMAGE: People cool themselves with water at a water park in Prayagraj.


IMAGE: Cows drink water from a water body on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.

Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/
Feature Presentation: Rajesh Alva/

Dear Readers, do you have a photograph that best describes the summer?

Your photographs can be funny, heart-warming or quirky.

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The photographs could be from anywhere across India or the world, but they have to be original.

Do mail your pictures to (subject: Summer Pics) along with your NAME and the place where you LIVE. Do include a little information about where you clicked the photograph and what makes it special.



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