I'm back home in Delhi, and good lord it is hot. But the pre-monsoon thunderstorms have been brilliant. I'm a thunderstorm freak. Something about them is awe-inspiring. The lightning, the thunder, the heavy rain, the fact that all the madness is because of a little friction in the clouds above. I always find myself transfixed every time there's a thunderstorm. I obsessively count the seconds between the lightning and the thunder to judge how far the storm is - definitely one of my favourite pastimes. So excited for the real monsoon rains to start! Watching the eclipse was also amazing. Normally, we tend to ignore and take for granted the fact that the Earth is rotating not just on its axis but orbiting around the sun, with the moon orbiting around it. Last week's eclipse was my first. I always end up missing them, being asleep or simply in the wrong part of the world to see them but this time I watched almost the entire thing (though some clouds interfered for a while). It's so easy to feel like this planet is all there is to life, but when you see the shadow of your very planet cast on the moon and blocking the light of the star at the centre of the solar system, it's pretty cool :) I realise how silly these observations sound, hehe...just my thoughts on a couple of pretty basic functions of the universe :) But hey, isn't that what this blog is all about? Appreciating nature and science? Haha, jokes, it's actually all just a result of me having far too much spare time :) So let's get back to business.
Lastly, I recommend all nature lovers to get a Tumblr account. It's another blogging site, but most people on it tend to post photos. Some of them are so spectacular, you wonder if these places are real. Stunning stunning stunning!