We have a posted correction to this post here. This is not a crane fly but a non-biting midge. One of our readers Matthew (see comments for this post) corrected us and experts on this forum confirmed it.
Welcome to Grasslords, wildlife in your garden! Enter the world of insects. This is the first Indian insect blog. You can find all sorts of insects here - butterflies, earwigs, caterpillars, crane flies, flea beetles, ladybugs, moths, cicadas, lantern flies, mosquitoes, true bugs, hoppers, worms, praying mantises, bees, wasps, ants, termites, and many more. These insects are all perfect Indian insect species, the kind you find in your own garden!