Pictures : Gopal MS
It's the time when even your most trusted pair of jeans go from being comfortable to unbearable. Three cups of strong, hot morning filter coffee, reduced to one. A routine daily shower increased to two, sometimes three. Despite the heat, the power cuts, the early morning pillow-sweat, the evening heat rising from the ground, and the low rusty swish-and-hum of ceiling fans everywhere, summer brings back a ton of happy memories— long train rides and short cotton shorts; lazy afternoons spent with a book and the urgency of a marble-pop glass-bottle lemon-soda; nights filled with laughter and board games, and gallons of sweet, mellow coconut water.
This is the nostalgia we've tried to seep into your heat-weary eyes, as you stare into yet another screen. Take a dip into all the visuals— art and photos that this summer-vacation issue is steeped with, and let the nostalgia hit.
Our cover story, by Gopal MS, flâneur extraordinaire.
Summers come and go, but these memories are forever.
Gopal MS is a copywriter who works for an ad agency and a blogger who documents the streets of Mumbai at MumbaiPaused