Today was one of the 10 fine days there are supposed to be, in the otherwise rainy month of 'Karkidam' (the Malayalam month). It hasn't rained the whole day and all the stars are out. I went for my evening walk and it was such a pleasure to see the stars after quite a gap. As I head out for my walk I see Scorpio, sprawled across the Southern sky. As I walk, the gauzy cloud veil moves aside and the stars get clearer. An occasional firefly adds it brilliance. Alas, now the light pollution is quite high even in our small town. So, I finish my walk, sorry that I couldn't see the myriad stars in the night sky just a bit better.