Those were the days of Orkut! Everyone was so excited about this new site where you can meet new people and stay in touch with old friends. One day I got a friend request from a young girl from Mumbai. She worked in the Mumbai branch office of the organization I was working at that time. I accepted the friend request and soon we began to chat quite frequently. She was a complete prankster and the funniest girl I have ever known. She was always upto some mischief or the other. Everyday there was one prank or the other. I added her on yahoo messenger also. Sometimes she would ping me in the middle of the night demanding to switch on the webcam and show her my dog. From Orkut and Yahoo, we graduated to facebook and gtalk. And then came BBM messenger! She even sweet-talked me into buying the blackberry phone just to be on BBM. She used to send hilarious voice notes in the middle of the night. She was also friends with my son and used to chat with him also. She got married a few years back. One day she called me up and asked me where I was. She said that I am in your city and you come straightaway to meet me after office. I couldn't believe it. She was in my city for a day along with her husband. I met her that evening- our first meeting! We talked and talked and remembered all the pranks and the hilarious stuff. Her husband was so amused listening to our stories and amazed at almost a decade long virtual friendship. That was the only time I met her. And now whatsapp has come as a boon to our virtual friendship. She is a mother to a beautiful kid now but still the same, old prankster I have known all these years.