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.
there are the 3-D girls . . . Devika, Damini & Deeksha!
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
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.
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