Boileauganj, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India; 7th January, 2017, 1030 hours:
After continuous snow throughout the night, I woke up this morning to see my surroundings covered in a white coat of snow. Efforts are being made to clear the road so people can get through, but at the moment, buying basic amenities such as milk and bread has become difficult as the suppliers couldn’t reach.
It is still snowing and we have accumulated snow to about 10 inches (last I measured by hand). There is no electricity, and keeping oneself warm is becoming a challenge. But this is the winter life – I had been missing the snow the whole of December!