India, Aug. 2 -- At times you become friends in extraordinary circumstances with the most unexpected people . For many, the pandemic has led to new bonds of friendship being created. From chit-chatting and playing games from their balconies to providing essentials to the sick and needy while practising self isolation and social distancing , neigbours have become the new BFFs.

Prerna Malhotra, residentof Ashok Vihar, has all plans set to celebrate Friendship Day in a "socially distant" way."I started interacting with my neighbours over a game of Tambola and then we were playing everyday. We all used to come to our balconies and one person used to call out the numbers on mike. We created a WhatsApp group and it has become a routine for us ...