"Shakuntala had never been so busy earlier. She avoided responding to any phone calls and visitors were least entertained. She had carved a niche for herself among neighbours, friends and relatives as an integrated person. Her wisdom and knowledge of life attracted them so much that they confided in her in times of trouble. She was admired for her culinary and aesthetic skills. Shakuntala examined a woman’s body and sew the garment that fit so perfectly well that young girls and women pleaded her to stitch blouses for them."