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About Sundari Venkatraman
Even as a child, Sundari absolutely loved the 'lived happily ever after' syndrome and she grew up on a steady diet of fairy tales, Phantom comics and Mandrake comics. It was always about good triumphing over evil and a happy ending after the protagonists surmounted all unexpected obstacles.
Once she entered her teens, Sundari switched her loyalties from fairy tales to Mills & Boon. While she loved reading both of these, she kept visualising what would have happened if there were similar situations happening in India; to local heroes and heroines. And of course, the joy of vanquishing the ubiquitous evil villains! Her imagination soared and she happily ensconced herself in a rosy romantic cocoon for many years.
Then came the writing--a true bolt from the blue! And Sundari Venkatraman has never looked back.
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Princess Hemangini is mesmerised by Prince Devendra when she falls into his arms while rushing across the royal gardens.
The Prince of Indrapuri is amazed that the Princess of Mahendrapuri is even more beautiful and graceful than what the visiting bards sang in praise of her.
Their mutual attraction blooms into love and they decide to get married. Tying the knot is easy, but consummating the marriage is another matter altogether.
As their love and passion draw them towards each other, Devendra’s mother, Queen Kanchana Devi, keeps throwing obstacles in the path of the lovers; sometimes in the name of rituals and sometimes inflicting doubts in their minds; doing her best to keep them apart.
As the frustrated bride and groom tolerate the intervening time with impatience, something happens to shake up Hemangini; something that makes her refuse to let her husband touch her.
What will the proud prince have to do to make his princess fall into his arms once again?
Read this historical romance from India to find out if the passionate princess finds happiness with her prince or not.
Rahul is exulted with his efforts at work paying off and plans a holiday with his best friend Sanjay Srivastav who lives in Mumbai with his wife Reema, kids Sanya and Rehaan and most importantly, his sister, Meghna. Rahul recalls meeting Meghna just before they parted six years ago.
Meghna works for a website and also teaches modern dance as she loves it. She’s thrown for a toss when Rahul comes visiting. She had thought he had forgotten them.
But how could Rahul do that? Sanjay’s his best friend and Rahul had always treated their home as his own. Sanjay’s mother had been more of a mother to Rahul than his own. Rahul had stayed away after moving to England or so Meghna believes.
Thus begins the story between Rahul and Meghna, the teasing, the flirting, the anger, the tears… …will they find love?
Looking forward to a wonderful life with her husband and family in Delhi, Radhika begins her new journey with stars in her eyes…
…only for things to come crashing when Amit’s mother Shanti ill-treats her. Hating her small-town daughter-in-law, Shanti is determined to break her son’s marriage from Day One.
And it looks like she has succeeded when Radhika leaves her husband one fine day, apparently giving him no explanation for her action.
While Radhika waits for her husband to pacify her and take her back, Amit is too hurt and upset to even contact her.
Will the heartbroken couple ever get back together? Especially after being separated for nearly two years? And even if they did, will Shanti let them live in peace?
The commissioning editor of a major publishing house based in Delhi, Ishika is keen to have Jai’s book as part of Cooper Publishing House India’s catalogue, only to find her path blocked from all directions.
Heartbroken, Jai goes underground to lick his wounds. Will he ever get to realise his dream or is it doomed forever?
While Ishika isn’t one to give up so easily on a project she strongly believes in, she has nothing less than a battle on her hands. And what about the floundering author himself—the one she has fallen in love with? Will he take on the world and launch his writing career or fade away to nothing?
Ameya is the only son of a millionaire farmer-cum-builder and over and above that, he’s educated too.
They meet and fall in love quite easily, the drawback being the dowry system prevalent in Bihar. With Ameya’s parents expecting a huge dowry and Surekha’s parents having a tough time eking a living out of their humble income, it seems like the match between the two lovers is one made in hell.
Ameya isn’t one to take things lying on his back. But when the parents who adore him otherwise are so set against the marriage, will he be able to make Surekha his?
After an intense tapasya, Hiranyakashibu has a strange request to Lord Brahma in the form of five conditions. Conditions under which he cannot be destroyed. The creator grants the asura king the boon that he seeks, much to rakshasa’s excitement.
Hiranyakashibu goes on a rampage of the three worlds and declares himself God of all he surveys. The people begin to worship him at his behest. All, except one…
Prince Prahalad, the young son of the asura king, insists on worshipping only Mahavishnu, who is the lord of the universe. Hiranyakashibu gets so angry when his son refuses to change his mind that he orders the prince to be killed.
Lord Vishnu takes the form of Narasimha to protect his staunch devotee, Prahalad. But what about the conditions that Hiranyakashibu had laid out to Brahma while seeking a boon? Will Narasimha be able to overstep those?
Yash is equally reluctant to marry a woman that his parents have chosen for him. But his mother simply refuses to listen to his arguments, citing the reason that he is already past thirty and it was time that he settled down with a wife.
With great reluctance, they go to the Mumbai airport to catch a flight to Jaipur—Yash to his home there and Ritu to take a connecting bus to Pushkar.
A powerful attraction sizzles between the two the moment they literally bang their heads. The two become inseparable over the next twenty-four hours.
But what about the arranged match that was awaiting each of them in turn at the end of their journey? How were they going to escape their prospective life partners?
*A shorter version of this story was published before in the anthology Matches Made in Heaven
Tall, dark and handsome Ram Maheshwari lives in Jaipur. At twenty-nine, he is already a billionaire jewellery designer. When his parents go looking for a suitable bride for him, Ram goes along with their plan-he has no reason to refuse.
A beauty with brains, Sapna Purohit is a bridal mehndi designer, and her work is all the rage in Pushkar. She doesn't come from money, but she is feisty and assertive. A romantic at heart, Sapna dreams of a prince charming who will one day breeze into her life and sweep her off her feet.
When renowned astrologer Vidyasagar proposes an alliance between the two, he sets the wheels of fate in motion. One look into Sapna's stormy-grey eyes, and Ram is lost. Only, Sapna does not see her prince charming in him. But when the Maheshwaris offer to bear all the wedding expenses, Sapna is left with no choice except to agree to the match.
But what about her dreams? What about love? Steeling herself, Sapna sets a condition to the marriage. Will the smitten husband agree?
Eight-year-old Chanda Maheshwari and thirteen-year-old Veerendra Singh Choudhry are married as per custom. But when the bridegroom runs away immediately after the wedding, the Maheshwari family’s world comes crashing down. They move to Jaipur to begin a new life in the city.
Fourteen years later, as a management student in Delhi, Chanda takes up a temporary job at RS Software Pvt. Ltd and finds herself falling head-over-heels for her boss, Ranveer Singh. But, for all her feelings, Chanda is still a married woman. Meanwhile, Ranveer’s secretary, Shikha, is determined to win him for herself. Even though his second-in-command, Abhimanyu, keeps getting in the way, she keeps a steady eye on the main prize. So when Ranveer starts to show an interest in Chanda, Shikha is furious. Back in Jaipur, an astrologer predicts that Chanda’s errant husband will soon make an appearance.
A secret childhood marriage, a vindictive secretary and unwelcome cosmic predictions—how much can Chanda deal with? And does anyone care about what she wants? Torn between the man she loves and the claim a missing husband still has on her, will Chanda ever find happiness?
It is later that a lockdown is declared due to the fast spreading pandemic. The highly successful investment banker is shaken to the core as he spends day after day all by himself as he’s grounded. His successful career doesn’t seem to hold any value to him anymore.
Into his life walks in Vaishali, a motivational speaker with a positive turn of mind. She doesn’t just save him from a daily diet of Maggi and boiled eggs, but also from his morbid thoughts.
It’s not long before he falls in love with his saviour and is keen to make her his life partner.
But what about Vaishali? Is she the marrying kind? Read the final book in The Groom Series Trilogy to find out if Avinash will be able to persuade Vaishali to spend her future with him.
Outspoken, loud-mouthed and bratty, Shikha Khatri has always had a grand plan for life – have fun and marry rich! Imagine her surprise when the nerdy Abhimanyu Mehra proposes marriage.
For Abhimanyu, it was love at first sight when Shikha walked into his office on her first day! For Shikha, though, he has never been on the list of eligible bachelors. When Abhimanyu shows her that he just might be rich enough, a pleasantly surprised Shikha accepts his marriage proposal and moves into his swanky apartment.
But soon, Abhimanyu realises that he is caught in a one-sided love affair, as an increasingly irate and distant Shikha continues to drink herself crazy … even at their wedding party!
Where will their marriage lead these two wildly opposite people? Will Shikha ever truly warm up to her husband? And will Abhimanyu be able to put up with his drunken wife?
Tall, dark and handsome, Akshay Malhotra is the catch of the decade. The only son of Billionaire Raj Malhotra, he’s in a strange fix. His father’s keen that Akshay meets Sunita with marriage in mind. He’s too close to his parents to say ‘no’ for the preliminary meeting. And then he comes face-to-face with Sunita….
Will Sunita be falling from the frying pan into the fire when she agrees to become The Malhotra Bride?