I set up my camera, aimed for our galaxy and starting taking these shots. After an hour of some crazy shooting, it was time for the stars to shoot.
We laid down on the 'khaats' facing towards the sky, and there! A star shot into oblivion. Another one went down. And 2 more followed in the next hour. Every day there are at least 2-3 shooting stars visible from Earth. However, the light pollution in the urban areas prevent us from spotting them. It takes less than a second for the star to disappear into the dark sky. One has to concentrate hard on the sky and keep one's eyes wide open in order to spot a shooting star. Let me tell you it is highly luck based and it is not easy to spot them.
A cool breeze occasionally broke the stark silence, the temperature was around 20-25 degree Celsius making it absolutely pleasant to lay down under the blanket of the stars. We played melodious music that was perfect for the moment. I would recommend Bonfire Heart by James Blunt, A sky full of stars by Coldplay, and any AR Rehman symphony.
This was a classic example how experience always precedes beautiful views. Stargazing gives you a feeling which is extremely complex to describe. I mean putting it in words would simply be impossible. According to me, stargazing is the best form of meditation one can ever do. All the issues of my life seemed to get untangled, all the decisions I had difficulties making seemed so simple now. Life began getting uncluttered and everything seemed simpler. Gradually the stars took over my mind as I slowly descended into sleep.