Many years back, when power outages were common in Kerala, I happened to be there during my summer vacations. And these half an hour to one hour period of power outages were actually a blessing because it got me close to the night skies. I had never seen so many stars in my life until then. Growing up in the city, you don’t actually get to see stars in a light-polluted night sky. So this was my introduction to the night sky. It was love at first sight, I was breathless, wondering what is all this. Oh wow, what first came to my mind is the true meaning of the poetry taught in primary classes “Twinkle Twinkle Litte Star, how I wonder what you are “, really that was a moment of wonder.
From then on started my journey into the field of astronomy. Well i am stopping here for now, i will be back to update this article with more of this journey.