It was in the summer of 2003, I read God of Small Things and fell in love with it instantly. Ammu, Estha, Rahel and Velutha became a part of me and the novel set standard for my choice of books in the years to come. Even after 10 years of reading it, I clearly remembered every instance, character and even some dialogues. ( I first heard of Elvis Presley from Rahel and how the shrubs 'communist pacha' got its name in Kerala). Nonetheless to say, I was smitten by the plot, characters and also the picturesque Meenachal river through GoST.
"Will deserting your wife and serving your brother make your more noble? Then, let me hate you for that. Let me hate you for the forthcoming fourteen years-that endless chasm you have driven between us" (Sita' Sister; Kavita Kane) What would you do if your husband chooses his brother over you? How will your bear the pain of being left out by your husband at a completely unfamiliar place? Why should you wait for 14 long years for his return when he did not love you enough to leave you?
“Am I bad?”, she asked in a shaky voice without looking at me. She was lying in the couch since last night and had been sobbing and ranting. I really didn’t know how to console her. It is true that she has been my roommate for almost two years but I am yet to understand her completely.
It is not that she is mysterious or has hidden secrets. There is something unique about this girl that makes the guys drool over and girls envy. And here she is back from a night out, still in her stilettos and backless top, crying frantically over a heart break for the first time in her life.