Tuesday, 25th April 2017, Geeli Mitti Farms, Village Mahrora, Uttarakhand, India:
As the sun gradually started setting, the temperatures started dropping. Out came the woollen caps and jackets and we all huddled around outside the Bamboo Loft, by the warmth of the light bulb. Dinner was served by 8:00 p.m. – it was yet another delicious spread of pumpkin and potato sabzi, daal, roti and rice. Suddenly life seemed so relaxed and fulfilling.
For the first time in several years, I got to see the stars in all their glitz and glamour. With no pollution, the constellations such as the Great Dipper shone brightly. I recalled my childhood days and told Abhishek as to how when we were kids, my Dad would teach us various constellations by looking through the telescope at night in Asansol.
That was also the time when we would spot shooting stars and make wishes. Somewhere, over the years as we grew up – simple things like these became a thing of the past.