My latest book is The One Who Swam With The Fishes.

"A mesmerizing account of the well-known story of Matsyagandha ... and her transformation from fisherman’s daughter to Satyavati, Santanu’s royal consort and the Mother/Progenitor of the Kuru clan." - Hindustan Times

"Themes of fate, morality and power overlay a subtle and essential feminism to make this lyrical book a must-read. If this is Madhavan’s first book in the Girls from the Mahabharata series, there is much to look forward to in the months to come." - Open Magazine

"A gleeful dollop of Blytonian magic ... Reddy Madhavan is also able to tackle some fairly sensitive subjects such as identity, the love of and karmic ties with parents, adoption, the first sexual encounter, loneliness, and my favourite, feminist rage." - Scroll



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24 February 2018

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Guess where I had lunch today? This photo is also to show off my belt, it's called a Hajji belt because it's what men wear during the Hajj (duh) since they can't wear stitched cloth. (This is what my father told me when he gave me this belt so don't @ me) anyway I kinda love that it has POCKETS and the green and yellow. #traveldiary #bombay #whatiworetoday

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23 February 2018

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Such fun being a tourist in Bombay. No matter where I go in this great big world this city will always be on my mind and in my heart. #traveldiary #bombay

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21 February 2018

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Bye Kochi, it's been real. Off to Bombay today for the Gateway Lit Fest. Photo from my hotel window, the crane you can see is in the shipyard. No one can say Kerala isn't picturesque. #traveldiary #cochin

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18 February 2018

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Sunday at a gorgeous resort on Cherai Beach. See you later, going swimming. #traveldiary #cochin

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17 February 2018

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Well and truly wed. At our Malayali reception four months after our actual wedding. Kian is totally Mallu in a previous life as he rocks out his mundu. #thoroughlymarriedminna

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16 February 2018

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The galaxies of the universe are often contained in a large handi of biriyani. Yes, I spelt that right, this is the Malabar version after all. #traveldiary #cochin

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14 February 2018

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It's here! This gorgeous collection of essays about love, sex and dating released (yes yes we are very cheesy) on Valentine's Day. I have an essay in it and so do a bunch of very talented people. Plus lovely little notecards themed to the book. Give it to yourself as a gift. #bookstagram #authorsofinstagram

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12 February 2018

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You are my Sonia. At the Political Party Party with @manasisubramaniam #themeparty #doppelganger

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11 February 2018

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"The Rum Tum Tugger is a terrible bore: When you let him in, then he wants to be out; He's always on the wrong side of every door, And as soon as he's at home, then he'd like to get about. He likes to lie in the bureau drawer, But he makes such a fuss if he can't get out. Yes the Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat-- And there isn't any use for you to doubt it: For he will do As he do do And there's no doing anything about it!" - Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats Happy anniversary to us, Squishy. We love your little douche-y ways. #catsagram #blackcatsofinstagram #practicalcats

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9 February 2018

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Cut all my hair off again so once more I look like a sentient chrysanthemum. I also no longer know how to take a good selfie. #bighairdontcare #curlsfordays

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