Sumeetha Manikandan

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Sumeetha Manikandan is a freelance writer and an author who loves to write and base her plots on the tambrahm community of Mylapore, Chennai. She is the author of ‘The Perfect Groom’ that has been a bestselling ebook on the top 50 charts of Amazon India ever since publication.

An avid reader, she loves to read across different genres – romance, historical fiction, non-fiction, mystery, fantasy etc. A history buff to the core,
she is currently translating Ponniyin Selvan – the evergreen tamil classic epic history by Kalki Krishnamurthy into English.

Married to film maker K.S. Manikandan, Sumeetha lives in Chennai, along with her six year old daughter.

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Sumeetha Manikandan I don't push myself to write when the words refuse to flow so I take a break and read stuff that I have been wanting to read for long.
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Manimeghalai stood still in front of the mirror, wondering whether she had indeed seen the face or not.

Did she really see it or was it a dream? If it was a dream, shouldn’t she be sleeping? 

She touched her face to confirm that she was indeed standing in the Pazhuvur Queen’s chambers in front of her mirror. She turned around and saw that she couldn’t have imagined the face in the dark as the la... Read more of this blog post »
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The Perfect Groom (Romance)
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Description: Nithya has the perfect groom, rich, handsome and living in the US. Her NRI life looks perfect, but scratch the surface and all is not well. Trapped in a marriage that was not of their choosing, Nithya and Ashok compromise and get on with their respective lives, playing out their required roles. But then fate brings Vasu to her doorstep – her childhood friend and the one she had been destined to marry. As love blossoms between them, Vasu learns the secret that she has been hiding. Standing on a crossroads, now Nithya has to make a choice. Will she stand guard over the lie of her perfect marriage, or will she have the courage to find her own truth?
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