It’s been 3 days since I arrived in India. I’m yet to see the sky.
The cab driver called it fog. But the daytime temperatures are in high 20s, even saw 31°C yesterday. Yet this fog never clears.
I’m in my hometown. When I was growing up here, we used to lay on the roof at night, and try to recognise all the constellations.
In three days, I haven’t even seen a clear sun or moon.
Back home in Guildford, we still see the sky bright and clear – just the way it used to be here when I was growing up.
I miss that clear sky. That sharp, clear sunshine. And that bright and clear moon at which my boy barks.
Everyone knows this is smog. Everyone knows what’s causing it. (I think) everyone knows it’s quite bad for their health.
And yet, no one’s bothered about it. Not one bit.
Aside: How can people stay fit here?
(Not like most people care about being fit anyway!
Every time I head out of the house, even walking or driving, I feel suffocation from the smog. I keep getting random headaches.
How would one run in this weather? Or cycle on these roads, through this air? Most pools are outdoor too 🙁