By: Varsha Meghani
On one wall of Revathi Roy’s crowded cabin hangs an amateurish portrait of author JK Rowling. The words painted alongside—in block capitals—are telling: ‘Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life’.
"My son gifted this to me,” says Roy with a smile, adjusting her dark-rimmed glasses to read the quote aloud. "He told me, ‘This is exactly how your life has been’.”
Roy was a 45-year-old housewife with three young children when her husband slipped into a coma in 2004. After two years of anxiety and mounting medical bills, he succumbed to his illness. "I didn’t even have money to buy food,” she says matter-of-factly. But
instead of wallowing in self-pity, Roy picked up the pieces of her broken life and started rebuilding......[Read