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Random thoughts on rainy day


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It's a beautiful sight - a lit up marketplace, cars driving through the lane in the middle with their own lights on, the slow speed making drivers push their breaks and hence a lot of red lights as well and rain falling from the above.

I like night time - ever since my school days when we used to practice for our annual function at night in school. I used to love seeing the school building lit up. At night all the imperfections in buildings are hidden, the lights then highlight the best parts and shapes accentuating the looks. I loved roaming around my school campus at night, and the habit continued in college.

Life at NITIE took my liking for night times to a completely new level - night time was for committee meetings, parties and chatting with friends - it was THE time.

Night life is one of the hallmarks of the modern era; in the ancient times night was associated with darkness and hence fear of the wild, in the medieval it was the time of crime - in fact night was not considered safe till 1950s. It is only with the advent of populous cities with lit up streets and markets that night started becoming the time of activity.

Fortunately in India, where most cities even today do not have safe night life, Mumbai is the most worthy exception. One should visit the marine drive at night - its a beautiful sight, so is the Taj hotel, Gateway of India or the Mantralaya.

Sometimes I fantasize living in space, in the eternal dark night with a complete freedom from the body clock - sleep would never set in becaue its late night, nor would the day rise.


  1. On one hand, space will be devoid of the "illuminating and shape accentuating artificial lighting" and on the other hand ... the kind of visuual treat space can be is almost unimaginable.

    The beauty ff the stars, nebula and other heavenly objects would be mind boggling ...

    On second thoughts ... Is access to "Earthly" Internet available in space ???


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