A Streak of Sandalwood
by Anand Nair
A streak of sandalwood is set in cochin, the vibrant commercial capital of kerala state, on the southern coast of india, where they say the rain was born. thankam, recently widowed, is expected to become socially invisible-live a life of prayer and looking after grandchildren. instead, she learns to drive, gets a new job, and in passing, takes on a young lover. life gets complicated and exciting.