Contributed by: Nidhi Shendurnikar Tere The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
To Love Across Borders - An E-book published from Canada by IndiReads on the eve of independence days of India and Pakistan in 2013
Dilip did not know how to use Facebook. His grandchildren mocked him for not keeping pace with time and technology. Reluctantly, he opened an account and despite his initial fear and apprehension, was hooked instantly. Retired, he now spent the better part of his day surfing the net, connecting and chatting with an ever-increasing circle of friends. Within a few months he had found far-flung cousins and had established contact with long-lost friends. But there was one who eluded him and each day, as soon as he logged in, he would trawl different networks looking for this one particular friend. “Who are you looking for Dada-ji?” asked his teenage grandson Rohan. “A friend.” And the search continued.
Dilip sat in the garden with his cu…