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Dressing for the cold has become a major talking point in Calcutta, where the temperatures are the lowest for a century.
One piece of cold-weather gear appears to be de rigueur in this city - the monkey hat.
When my newspapers started arriving two hours late, I asked the delivery man why.
He replied: "No-one can get up early in this cold so why do you need your papers? Go with the flow."
At least I think that's what he said, I could hardly hear through my earmuffs.
When you think of India you think of heat - whether it is the country's temperature, or its food.
So how do people here cope with winter? Well, that varies from region to region.
When I asked a friend of mine from southern India they laughed as they replied: "We do not have a winter, it is always hot."
My family in Delhi - in the north, where the temperature really does drop - just shrugged their shoulders and said: "We are used to it".