This message was sent to me by someone who came into my life as a miracle! The story goes back to the eighties of the last century.
A colleague in the company I was working for then was posted in Hyderabad where I had deep roots. I had become friends with him and his wife then but, by the time the nineties arrived, both of us had left the company, I to move to Pune where I have been living since then and he to emigrate to Australia where he has been living since then.
We had lost touch with each other till the early part of this century when thanks to their visiting another mutual friend and colleague in India, we got back in touch with each other and had been exchanging mails and communicating through the facebook/whatsapp etc since then. When both had come to visit their family in Mumbai a few years ago, I had even driven up to meet with them there.
In Australia, they were in touch with another lady from Hyderabad who too was introduced to me by these Australian friends. That lady in turn turned out to be the wife of the son of some dear family friends in Tamil Nadu. Both of them and their lovely daughter visited me in Pune a few years ago too.
That lady Malathi, recommended that I buy and read a book of poetry by her friend and that is how I came to know this author, who too has become friends over the net since I wrote the blog post reviewing her book in this 2014 blog post of mine. The author has been a web friend since then!
Among all the people who feature in this post, the author is the only one that I have not met personally and I hope that another miracle will happen and I will get to meet her too.