I found that the section of The God of Small Things that detailed Baby's obsession with T.V. was particularly interesting. It seems as if Baby Kochamma uses television to forget about her love for Father Mulligan. With Father Mulligan, she let him take over her life. She would plan her Thursdays around him, and even changed religions in hopes of becoming closer to him. Arundhati Roy writes, "That was all she wanted. All she ever dared to hope for. Just to be near him. Close enough to smell his beard. To see the coarse weave of his cassock. To love him just by looking at him (25)." To me this is crossing the line from cute to creepy. Similarly, with the T.V., Baby Kochamma takes her interest to an extreme. She depends on it for entertainment and becomes paranoid because of what she sees on BBC. I thought Baby's dependence first on Father Mulligan, and then T.V shows a lot about her personality. She is easily influenced and although never married, is constantly dependent on someone or something.