Asha lost her mother at an early age and was brought up by a sharp-tongued aunt. In Kaloutie she has found a second mother and she realises how lucky she is that Kaloutie is not the old-fashioned type of mother-in-law who feels that all daughters-in-law should go through a fair bit of hardship because that is how things had always worked. Asha is a champion at making paratha roti and hers are always perfectly round and very flaky.