Pavithra grew up a gluttonous reader and, according to people who have to live with her, she continues to be one. She reads everything, even the crumpled, oily newspapers that roadside bajjis are wrapped in. She also eats nearly anything and almost always wants more. She likes trees, animals, and slightly mad people. She lives in a house where toothbrushes, combs, and shoes that belong to no one keep appearing at regular intervals.