In the backdrop of globalization India too has witnessed changes in the value system. Aruna, a scholar of history and art visits Paris and falls in love with two western guys, Philip and William, simultaneously. She experiences the somberness in Philip and adores it all along. On the other hand, the lustrous attraction of William is inescapable. Aruna does not want to bind her mind to one at the expense of another. She believes in leaving the heart unleashed so that the gems she gathers from the ocean of life are genuine. However, Aruna?s passion for freedom is not selfish. She understands the depth of love that Alice has for Philip and also the bisexuality of William. William?s involvement with Dimitri does not inflict jealousy or rejection in her mind. William also discovers that both Aruna and Dimitri are a part of his existence - one is not substitute for another. He, therefore, extends space to both without secrecy and hypocrisy. Though the present legal system is not adequate to give space to these changes the characters in the fiction are happy with what they have chosen to be cohesive and comfortable.