Laborers in New Delhi work through temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius to construct India's new parliament buildings.
Like many street vendors and auto-rickshaw drivers here, they make up some of the 75% of India's workforce who work outdoors.
We have to go outside to work, it's very hot, even the water we carry becomes too hot to drink. We don't even have enough water.
我们不得不出去工作，尽管天气很热，甚至我们带的水也热得不能喝 。我们没有足够的水 。
A heatwave has gripped many parts of India for weeks, that's after the nation saw its hottest March since records began 122 years ago.
The higher-than-usual temperatures have led to demand for electricity reaching an all-time high this week and power cuts in several states.
Delhi's regional government has told people to expect power outages at metros and hospitals because of a shortage of coal at power plants.
The Indian government has cancelled hundreds of passenger trains to rush coal to thermal power plants around the country.
The intense heat has also affected wheat crops, with some agriculture experts predicting this year's yield will be 25% less, that could have international implications.
India was planning to help fill the gap in global wheat supplies left by Russia and Ukraine.
The India Meteorological Department says heatwave conditions will continue in several regions in the next five days,
but there's little respite expected afterwards, with May and June usually the hottest months of the year.