The "I hate winter" shopping guide to help you brave the cold
10 essentials will be your wall against the winter that is coming…
A mention of cold weather makes you think of winter shopping for cozy jumpers, steaming hot chocolate, and reading a book by the bonfire. Well, sorry to burst your snow globe-like bubble, but you my friend are wrong. If you haven’t experienced and lived through winter year after year, you can’t really empathise with the flip side.
After cosy evenings spent barbecuing come early mornings of pulling yourself away from the warmth of your velvet rajai and sitting down on a frozen toilet seat, then getting into the shower only to realise that you forgot to turn the geyser on. It comes with your mother attacking you from behind to apply a fourth layer of Vaseline on your face.
To everyone who has not lived through winters, you must know that along with Instagrammable photographs of snowfall comes gulping down bitter shots of kadha twice a day.
I grew up in Jaipur, but fled to Mumbai years ago, merrily escaping the cold. Then came the pandemic, and I found myself back in my hometown, waiting for winter to strike, feeling more unprepared than ever. Naturally, I started stocking up on winter essentials frenetically.
If you are a fellow winter hater, who dreads the season of chapped lips, levitating hair thanks to wool-induced static, and the pain of having to make do with half a balti of hot water on shampoo days, then this winter shopping list is for you.