“Oh! look at the shooting stars. Let’s make a wish”. We laugh at such statements now. But earlier we never missed a chance to make a wish, whenever we saw a shooting star. In my childhood, I sat for hours to see shooting stars just to make a wish. Ya, less pollution then. But what was my wish at that time? To give at least passing marks in science. Haha! but yes, science is something I am not fond of. Even after high school, I decided to go for a diploma and engineering in Information technology rather than taking science in college. Because I knew, I was never gonna make those PCM marks (Physics, Chemistry, Maths). So such was my wish in my school days.
Well, there was one more way to make a wish and that was keeping an eyelash on the backside of the palm, make a wish and then blow them. If the eyelash flew in one blow that means your wish will be true, else bad luck. In that also, there was a rule, you should not remove your eyelashes by yourself. It has to fall down on your chicks or eyes, on its own. Yes, I even did that. If the eyelash flew in one blow, then I used to be ecstatic.