She looks a nice girl, he thought to himself as she sipped a glass of orange cordial and tried to make an evaluation of her plus points as she sedately walked from visitor to visitor serving drinks. Actually, he hadn't known that he was being taken on another visit this evening, when his sister came from work and told him to get ready because they were going to visit the home of one of her colleagues. She heard that Mrs Selvarajah had a nice daughter in her twenties, who had recently graduated from university. Her name was Revathi and she was quite good looking. Malar had seen her at one of the campus functions and had thought her ideal for her brother Ravi who was working in Australia.
Arasanayagam, Parvati, Six Matching Cups and Saucers, Kunapipi, 17(2), 1995.