Earlier for woman their house was their world and never used to come out much. Before marriage they were in joint families. After marriage also in joint families and the house work used to keep them busy. They studied only upto X std and some only till VIII std. But later they started becoming graduates, now double graduates. After the modern technology we, women have learnt computer, so can keep in touch wth anyone, anywhere and have so many virtual friends, brothers , sisters etc. After retirement I joined IL in 2007 and this September will be completing 8 years in IL. Here I made many friends and became ma for many of them.Now many of our old ILites are not active and I miss them a lot. Had friends through myCoffee MOrning thread and How are you thread and have met also so many ILites , some of them twice, thrice also . Have met ILites in Bangalore, cant forget the first meet we had arranged my Lalita Guru, who is not active now, then had met others in Bangalore. Met Ilites in Coimbatore, Chennai, Dubai , some had come to Mumbai to my house, some of them I went to meet them in Mumbai. Since two or three years I am active in facebook where I have office friends, IL friends , other friends and relatives. Last year I was very active in another forum Kerala Iyer Samutva Samooham , wrote some posts there and got many friends and brothers also, everyone use to call me Akka. Last year got many wishes also from there for my Birthday. Now I am not much active there Then had joined Tamil Iyer Ladies, but became active since two weeks. I got attracted there when they had asked everyone to post our photo in sarees, it was a saree week and could see so many different type of sarees. You all know I like sarees very much. So started posting there and got many friends , one friend became my sister , since she is elder to me I call her akka, that also I did not know when another friend told me to call her amma as she is in 70s , I told her I am also in 70s , so started calling her akka. Feel very happy whenI get many feedbacks. Two or three ladies asked me whether I stay in Mulund and got to know I know them and have met them also. One friend started a thread for me for my Birthday and got more than 40 wishes. This keeps me busy and when I am on line forget the world , otherwise I will be thinking of my children who are abroad . They also keep in touch everyday. Now a days whatsapp is there to keep in touch. Now my net is also unlimited , so my time passes on line when I am free. Sometimes my husband also is not there as he is a social worker, now also he has gone out, at those times computer is my best friend. Friends know what you want them to know about you Best friends know what you dont even know about yourself And true friends help you to build yourself from all they know Let go of those who bring you down and surround yourself with those who bring out the best in you.