Seeing people walking in darkness is not a big deal in India, at least not in the rural parts where people are used to walking in darkness. The reason probably is that their farms are away from their homes. It gets dark by the time they return after hard work. The probability of walking in darkness increases in the winter season when the sun sets early. Amazing thing is that they are not afraid of wild animals!
I was on a 3 days vacation to the greens of Konkan last weekend. Our stay was near Gharadi village and Shedvai village. Click here to see the location of our forest lodge. Try zooming out in the map to get a broader view.
On the first day, when we were returning from sunset point in Anjarle to our forest lodge, we saw a man walking alone in darkness. It was so dark that the clusters of stars were in the maximum number I had ever seen. He was brave for sure as we had been informed about presence of tigers, leopards, hyenas, etc. in the area.
I was a bit brave too as I stepped out of the car a couple of times to take photographs that were not possible to be recorded on pixels from inside the car. The feel outside the car was magical. I will share those photos in some future posts.