(Names changed to protect identities)
Sheila was in my team of 40, one of the graphic designers, happily married to her classmate from the same engineering college in Trivandrum. She was pretty, modern, and outgoing and her husband was the opposite – an introvert and fairly ugly by peer group opinion poll. He worked as an architect in another company, but within the Software Techpark campus. They were in love.
Tarun was also in my team, a pleasant second-generation Marwari boy, who doted on Sheila – he too was her classmate. He never dared to speak out because he knew his Marwari family would never agree to any alliance outside his community. Sheila knew about his feelings even though he had never expressed anything in words. Also, she was happily married to someone else.