Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Sleepless In Bangalore

I am a night person. I can't sleep before midnight and the mere thought of getting up before 7 is laughable!

I wasn't always in love with night, growing up like most families we had 10 o'clock deadline (after all there isn't much to do as a 90's kid). Nowadays kids have too many things to do, play games in phone or pick a channel which play their programs whole day. Anyway that deadline got pushed further with college, when suddenly you have this awesome device through which you can chat with your friends all night for free ( good old days of 100 sms per day)

Although it's not habit which made me fall in love with nights, because I have often worked in morning shifts and never once enjoyed it. Especially when the weather is cold! How can one leave the comfortable warmth of bed and splash freezing cold water on the face?

But what I love the most about nights is that it's "me time". With each passing hour, the noise and chaos around you seems to fade away. There is an eerie silence, almost an air of melancholy. But even in this lonliness I find comfort. Even small mundane things like reading a book or listening to your favourite song is an experience of whole new level when done in the cradle of the night.

Sometimes in the middle of night, I step outside and watch stars. Often there is a faint breeze, a romance in the air! You see during day we have so much to do that we never think about things which doesn't require our immediate attention. But nights, that's another story... In the wee hours our mind takes it's own flight and heart can lose all it's rationalism. Maybe it's my imagination, but it's as if  the time itself slows down.

I know I can never convince a "morning person" to see the beauty of night, but you must try atleast once. Steal a night for yourself. Let the night spin it's magic wand and take you in a journey so splendid that the same old boring world transforms before your eyes into something mysterious and beautiful.


  1. Nice! I agree with you that nights have a beauty of their own.

    1. Thank you.. Glad to hear you feel the same:)