My colleague Mr.Manohar was promoted and transferred to Mumbai . Along with his wife ,Mrs.Bhavani , he went there and occupied the flat allotted to him. Their neighbour was from Kerala . That lady Mrs. Shantha was a very good lady - she was very soft spoken , of pleasing and admirable qualities and was having very good helping tendency . She , with the help of a servant maid , cleaned Manohar's flat , the day before he arrived ; decorated it with Kolam , kept a big Guruvayurappan picture in the Pooja almirah , with garland and flowers ready for Pooja ; got milk and curd ready for them etc., Shantha was a very good natured lady . Manohar and Bhavani thanked her a hundred times . Shantha had asked her maid Nalini to work in Bhavani's house also. _________________________________________ The next day , after finishing her work in Shantha's flat , Nalini came to Bhavani's flat . Bhavani learned from Nalini that Shantha was also a new comer and she occupied her flat a week back only. Bhavani told Nalini that Shantha was a very good natured lady , always happy and smiling ; helping others , and also she looks very beautiful . Nalini said that Shantha Amma had all the good qualities as told by her . Bhavani said that Shantha was wearing so much/many jewels which showed that Shantha was wealthy also. But one or two drops of tears peeped out of the eyes of Nalini . She said to Bhavani," Amma , Shantha Amma is so good , but her fate is different ." Bhavani was excited to hear these words and asked Nalini ," Tell me quickly what happened to Shantha Amma ". Nalini said ,""அந்த அம்மாவோட புருஷன் அவங்களை விட்டுவிட்டு ஓடிப் போயிட்டாங்களாம் " (her husband had deserted her and gone away). Bhavani wondered how it was possible for her husband to leave such a nice and beautiful lady ! How cruel he should be ! Bhavani asked Nalini how she knew that; Nalini replied that she personally asked Shantha Amma , who said ,"அவரு ஓடிபோய்ட்டாரு ".(he had ran away ). For this lady such a husband ! Nalini finished work and went home. But Bhavani sat on the sofa in an upset mood. Shantha and her husband were upper most in her mind . Even in such pitiable condition how was it possible for Shantha to be happy and smiling, helping others and moving normally ? _____________________________________ Bhavani's husband , Manohar returned home in the evening. He noticed the sad face of Bhavani and asked her what happened . Bhavani told him everything about Shantha and her husband as heard from Nalini . Manohar asked Bhavani , " What did Shantha tell Nalini about her husband , say exactly ". Bhavani said ," "அவரு ஓடிபோய்ட்டாரு " Manohar gave a deep , sober and smiling look into her eyes and gave a sigh of relief. " Oh! This is the cause of your sadness ?" He held Bhavani's hand and led her to the entrance door of Shantha's flat. A bronze name board was hanging on the door. Manohar asked Bhavani ,"What name is there , tell me " Bhavani read ,"MADHUSUDANAN NAIR ". Manohar asked her to stop reading the second line ; "You can read it after my explanation : People of Kerala read an AUTO as "OTO";(ஓட்டோ) AUTOGRAPH as "OTOGRAPH" (ஓட்டோக்ராப் ) AUDITORIUM as "ODITORIUM"(ஒடிடோரியம் ) . O.K. Now read the second line " . Bhavani read : AUDITOR Manohar asked her ,"When Nalini asked Shantha , what was her husband , what would have Shantha told ?" Bhavani :" ODITOR" (ஓடிட்டார் ) Manohar :" That's it . Shantha said "ODITOR" which was perceived by Nalini that he has ran away . Both of them loudly laughed for about two minutes . Hearing the noise Shantha came out and joined their laughter innocently. A car entered the compound , the door opened and Mr. MADHUSUDANAN NAIR came out of the car. Manohar introduced MADHUSUDANAN to Bhavani .