119. TRAVELS IN INDIA. Nizamuddin, New Delhi. As I write this in New York, it is 132 degrees in the Indian state of Rajesthan. That is the all time record in a country that is no stranger to heat. It was 112 degrees when this photo was taken (in Humayun’s Tomb), but the next day it dropped to 100 and I never thought I would say that one hundred degrees was a relief. On the other hand, 95 degrees with humidity on Manhattan pavement is worse, so sue me. You find Indian dogs sleeping in the oddest of places, and one wants to avoid stepping on them because one nip and its off for painful rabies shots. This is complicated further at night because many parts of India don’t care to waste electricity on street lights.