June 05, 2007

Star Power

There have been power cuts every now and then this summer. Despite that people find new ways to waste it. In particular octogenarians of political repute who celebrate their bday by lighting up the already lit city roads.

Anyway have begun to enjoy our breezy terrace as a result. And star and plane gazing.

Saw a very luminous moving object - a satellite?- last night around 7.15pm.

13 comments:

itchingtowrite said...

saw the planet on sunday evening- must be venus
also this month many planets r going to be visible to naked eye- watch out for mercury, venus, jupiter, saturn, mars

itchingtowrite said...

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The Kid said...

why? are you afraid of naming the somebody?

I had to change travel plans because of that somebody's bday celebrations.

:(

artnavy said...

tnx itchy- will check it out

not afraid kid- bugged would be more like it- poo ru- so when r u in chennai?

The Kid said...

I am in chennai for about one more week... almost the end of my 4 week vacation :( boo boo

A Little Light said...

was it a shooting star?

Orchid said...

stopped to stay hello..haven't seen you around at my blog?

Lavs said...

Why is our Amma so quiet about everything?

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starry nights said...

must have been a shooting star.

namvor said...

since i have just watched 'cars' let me pick up a line from it - sometimes its good to get lost because you are forced to slow down. i think the same applies to power cuts. you are forced to stop doing 'meaningful' stuff and do things like staring at the sky as you mention! i remember when we were kids we had great fun when the power went off. everyone in the neighbourhood would gather and play antakshari or some such!

artnavy said...

no not a shooting star or a planet

a colleague confirmed that some news channel said it was a satellite

ur r right namvor- we often have "no time to stand and stare"

Just like that said...

your post brought back memories of the time I ws doing my project staying at my cousin's place in Kod'bkkm. I so looooved the dark night sky with the stars twinkling...and yeah, it used to be so nice and cool up on the terrace. Sigh. Now I have my own flat and my own terrace, but no time to 'stand and stare' as you very aptly put it. Sigh! the price of achieving certain things in life!