Sukumar Mandalika

Tamil nadu, India

An engineer by profession, SUKUMAR MANDALIKA is an alumni of the Madras Institute of Technology with forty years of executive experience in reputed private organisations (Best & Crompton, Batliboi, Kirloskar Brothers) and as an entrepreneur marketing a host of innovative eco-friendly equipment and engineering concepts. A writer by passion, he is unabashedly addicted to Indian and English movies, emotionally attached to film music of the 60’s and 70’s, openly enthusiastic about conversing in Indian languages he is fluent and not so fluent in, thoroughly enjoys English fiction bestsellers in paperback and is totally committed to writing English fiction books that entertain as well as enlighten. Out of the two books he has written, this is the first to be published. Happily married to homemaker Padmavathy who is the anchor of his life and closest friend, Sukumar lives in Madras aka Chennai. He has two independent children and two grandchildren whom he is proud of. When not writing, he is busy adoring his screen idols Sean Connnery, Sivaji Ganesan, N T Rama Rao and . . . . Dev Anand!


Youth . . . like Spring, it is an ethereal, exhilarating and enchanting season that favours each one of us just once. Like Time, it never lasts long enough, its succulence slipping away silently and stealthily. Like Mother Nature, it lets you be your own teacher of right and wrong. Like Desire, it leaves you yearning for more, never to return. Youth, at more than half of its population, is the very arbitrator of India’s destiny today. There are youth for whom life is a joy ride of pomp and selfish pleasure. Then, there are youth for whom life is a gruelling journey of toil and turmoil. And then, there are the 3-D girls . . . Devika, Damini & Deeksha! ...

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