The weather in Delhi is almost perfect now, warm without being hot and bearable without outside aids. Sadly though in spite of the lesser consumption Delhi is currently experiencing daily long power cuts and water shortages which are troubling and inconvenient but also a sign of worse to come.
What to do when this happens, turn everything off and head out and take in all that is around. Nature is free of Delhi Municipal Corporation's trying systems and flourishes wonderfully in the lead up to Diwali the festival of lights. The lights, the festive nature, the gift exchange are all ahead but also around us.
Just up the road from me are flowering teak trees. Broad based leaves with strong and sturdy bases but look at the flowers - little baubles of delicate Diwali lights in the most splendid of greeny yellow hues. The bushes sprinkled with a dust of snowy patterns and the ubiquitous poinsettias which are so in your face but an unmistakable sign of festive times.The purple bells and finally the flowering amaltas which are the neon lights of the season.