Winter is a curse for the poor and the homeless in northern India. For the homeless people who constitute 0.15 per cent (as per Census 2011) of the total population, winter is not only a curse but a life threatening season. Lack of sufficient night shelters ( Rain Baseras) in the big cities like Delhi and Kolkata makes their life miserable. Apathy of Government agencies towards the homeless, lack of resources and an absence of seriousness on the issue make the situation worse. We urgently need to aggressively promote and streamline night shelter service.