Friends play an important role in our life. But it is not easy to find a real friend. Karna was a real friend of Duryodhana, for he did not desert Duryodhana even though he knew very well that they would be defeated in the battle. “Prosperity gains friends, but adversity tires them” is a common saying. Most of our so-called friends prove selfish, cheats and betrayers when we put them to test. Birds and frogs flock together when the lake is full of water. Once the water is dried they leave the place. Such people will desert a person when he becomes poor or if he gets into trouble. Only a real friend will stay with us in adverse circumstances whole heatedly. Only such friends can be considered as true friends. Hence a friend in need is a friend indeed.