The night was young. The monsoon rain that we had in the daytime was continuing into the night. I was chilling in my room enjoying the first IPL cricket semis on the TV. Suddenly, a dragonfly came into my view above my TV! Surely this must be an Indian Duskhawker (below), I thought. This particular dragonfly, which is a scarce resident in my yard, crashes occassionally into my house at night. So I closed in to take a look.
It did’t look like any duskhawker that I know of. Instead, it turned out to be a female Sri Lanka Forktail.
After photographing it, I caught it and kept it safe from my pets to be released the following morning. I did this because it could get disoriented by the light.