Second thought is most admired work of Shobha De as it is romantic love story of beautiful girl, named Maya. The girl is very much keen and attracted toward the glamorous lifestyle of the Mumbai and wants to escape from her middle class life of Calcutta. She moved to the Mumbai after marrying a very ambitious boy from wealthy family and who also holds degree from renowned American university. Maya takes every step to become ideal wife for her husband but after spending some time with her husband she discovers that he is completely different from her desires. He was conservative in his views and didn’t allowed complete freedom to Maya. In the course of time she experienced loneliness and stranger in the urban life of Mumbai. She had no friend or relative in that city of India. She had no one with whom she can spend time with or share some of the special moments of her life.
She was all alone. Nikhil, who was a college going boy and live near her house. She discovered friendship with him in small interval of time. They both were attracted toward each other. They used to talk with each other for long time and spend time together. In the short duration they came very near to each other. Maya fell in love this boy and started betraying her husband. Maya wants to lead a happy and prosperous life with Nikhil who is charming and understands her well. She wanted to leave her husband as soon as possible. But she encounters many problems during her relationship with Nikhil. Nikhil supports Maya in her all decision. Readers of this book feel that this story is common consequence of rich people. Every now and then they hear about this incident in present time. Writing skills of the writers are marvelous.