Dark green bamboo curtains that stand guard between the outside world and the home within.
A tall glass of water from an earthen pot that is surprisingly cool and deliciously flavoured by khus.
Lucknowi kurtas in pale pastel colours.
The intense brightness of the 2pm sun.
Onions in butter milk.
Kairi, the raw mango that decorates your plate of bhel-puri from the road-side cart vendor.
Dogs lying flat out in tiny patches of shade.
The early morning stillness and the late evening breeze.
This is what Indian summers are made of.