The Sun and I

by Prof. Amol Dighe

Needless to say, the sun started shining somewhen around 4.5 billion years before I was born (keep aside my past births for the moment). So, of course, it had a headstart in our relationship. Indeed, even before I had a choice in the matter, it had already collected a lot of baggage: what with nine (or maybe eight, now that one has been deemed unworthy) kids hovering around it all the time and those numerous fleeting affairs with comets. More…