I am so glad that we had pointed out a few days ago has been reiterated by no less than Khushwant Singh in his weekly column in the Hndustan Times. He writes:
I am lucky I survived a month of fog and chilly winds. I can’t recall another January when the sun was blotted out by dense mist and the only warmth available was by the fireside or under a quilt hugging a hot-water bottle. Lohri came and went but the cold did not relent. So did Basant but the paalaa (cold) didn’t udant (fly away).
Bhartrihari took a more philosophical view of the winter season
Full column here Hindustan Times