Amrita remembered her mom telling her when she was a child that God punishes in His own little ways whenever one sins. She never failed to stress that one may not be able to relate the punishment easily to the ethical lapse but if observed carefully one can see it invariably follows.
One day she came home from school with a long face. She had broken her slate. Her mom asked “What did you do?"
She kept silent for a while and when prodded admitted to her taking Anupam's eraser without his knowledge.
"Do return it tomorrow and say sorry. I will get a new slate” mom said
Another incident when she was in her teens came to her mind. As she was returning home, she fell down and had deep scratches on her legs and wrist. When she came crying, mom as usual asked her what she did that day, she could not lie when she saw her mom's kindly face and confessed that she copied in the test.
"Remember always that God is watching and would punish if we do wrong. Sometimes it is immediate and on some occasions delayed"
Her mom was gone years back but she never forgot the tiny incidents and mom’ message..
When the very big and expensive chandelier fell suddenly on the ground and broke into hundreds of pieces in the morning, she knew why. She should not have brought her male colleague home for late dinner last night when her husband was away on tour.