Thursday, August 29, 2013


Even as a kid, I absolutely loved the ‘lived happily ever after’ syndrome. I grew up reading all the fairy tales I could lay my hands on, Phantom comics, Mandrake comics and the like. It was always about good triumphing over evil and a happy end.

In my teens, I switched my attention from fairy tales to Mills & Boon. While I loved reading both of these, I always wondered what would have happened if there were similar situations happening in India; to a local hero and heroine. My imagination took flight and I have lived in a rosy cocoon of romance over the years.

Then came the writing—a true bolt out of the blue! I could barely string two sentences together when I was younger. While my spoken English had always been excellent—thanks to my grandfather—I could not write to save my life. I was bad at writing essays in both school and college. Later, when it was time to teach my kids, I could manage everything from science to mathematics and history & geography. When it came to writing compositions, my kids found me of no help at all.

All this changed suddenly one fine day in 2000. I had just quit my job at a school’s office and did not know what to do with my life. I was saturated with reading books. When I came home one evening after my walk, I took some sheets of paper and began writing. It was like I was watching a movie that was running in my head and I just had to put it into words. It was as simple as that and my first novel—The Malhotra Bride—was born.

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Some more reviews that I got from my readers:

Faye Remedios says:

Enjoyed this book thoroughly! Spent a perfect rainy weekend snuggled up in bed with some hot chocolate, crisps and Sun’s equally delicious romance. Who can resist a story involving two gorgeous brothers..that itself adds a dash of naughty fun. But the best part for me was Sanya’s character – I’m not a fan of simpering, weak damsels and this feisty character who was used to the best and made no bones about it was just the right kind of protagonist. And happy endings are essential and this frothy, fun romance didn’t disappoint in any aspect. I’ve had the pleasure and the honour of reading Sundari’s earlier work and she gets better with each story…Can’t wait for the next one!

Jeetu says:

Great Read! Romance is not one of my preferred genres, but this book is difficult to ignore or keep down once you have started!

Bhavana Murali says:

I had such fun reading this one, I decided to ditch a movie to finish the book. A cocktail of entertainment, this will definitely be treat for readers who love urban Indian romance. Double jeopardy, double the satisfaction!

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