An unearthly hour

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It was an improperly planned trip .. booked the wrong train, got down at the wrong station at the wrong time, the goal was to be at the point where the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean meet by sunrise, but it seemed impossible now.  It was an unholy time of the night when even the stray dogs would sleep, not a soul in sight .. I dared to walk, slowly looking for people to ask for direction. Google maps failed me as the internet connectivity was zero. The point of the cellphone tower symbol showed nothing ..It was out of coverage area I realized, yet I kept walking down that road, finally, found a tea shop open, words can never express how relieved I felt knowing that I could ask someone the way and wouldn’t miss my sunrise. He did show me the place where I could get the bus, yet informed me I have to wait till 5.30am for the first bus. I decided not to waste my time over there and started walking hoping I would find some othet way to reach my destination in time. It was thrilling, …. as the way resembled an abandoned village where​ there was no light except the flashlight of the cellphone and the lights of vehicles that crossed me .. dogs started howling as if they were wolves waiting for their prey😂. I had no choice but to find a way, it was at that moment, when my hope of watching the sunrise faded, a vehicle stopped by.. I struck a deal with him and got into it. As they say the night is cold and filled with terrors, I started wondering would such a travel be this easy for me if I were a woman. Never for a second I was scared of being raped or talking to strangers. Never for a moment I was scared to let anyone know I was alone. The worst thing that could have happened is someone would have robbed me of my cellphone but thinking from a woman’s perspective, I understand how tough it would have been for her .. the truth is we as humans have failed to feel them secure. Among other species, it’s not always the same species that preys on its own. We humans have become worse than animals or always have been. Many of our men have become sexual predators, we prey on them in their hour of need. Few can say not all men rape, but the truth is when you stand​ silent and give the feel that women should be protected it’s a total failure of men.