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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29 April 2019

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Me with my massive parcel from Book Chor this morning. I love used books. Books are also consuming my house, so I'm going to use their sell books option pretty soon to empty out some shelves (unless you guys know a library/charity that'll take them. All adult books so kids libraries won't work.) Look out for reviews of this lot and everything else I read on @minnareads! #bookmail #toomanybooks

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27 April 2019

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Trying to do this thing where I don't buy new clothes and instead wear everything in my cupboard. (tailor doesn't count as fast fashion no?) this dress is SO OLD, I think I bought it in Sarojini about 10 or 15 years ago? (smug that it still fits) I think it might have been white which got stained so I dyed it black? It was at the bottom of some random clothes basket, covered in cat hair, doomed to be forgotten until I threw it out or something but I rescued it and washed it and look, with some jewellery and red lipstick, it looks almost new. Plus v flattering fit. #whatiworetoday

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22 April 2019

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From last night. Performed at a private club called Home with a bunch of other writers, all set to music by @stiffkittensinc. This was the view of my face from the front row, next time, smaller printouts! But I did have a great time in the end, despite being really nervous about it before. πŸ“Έ By @janicepariat who also read and was amazing. #delhidiary #authorlife

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21 April 2019

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Derpy Sunday. But he's so CUTE i just want to SMOOSH him. Which is always an odd sentiment when someone else says it, no? You always think, "really? That dog? That cat? That baby?" (at least I do, but I am quite shrivelled up inside) this ordinary looking tabby is extraordinarily attractive in my eyes, he could win PRIZES, and that, my friends, is love. #catsofinstagram

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20 April 2019

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Meta selfie. πŸ‘©πŸΎ‍🏭🧜🏽‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧞‍♀️🚢🏽‍♀️

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14 April 2019

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Not the most detailed photo of our saris, also I realise I look super bulky, must learn the art of slim tucking. BUT! it only took seven attempts for me to wear this garment yesterday and only one frustration tantrum. Yay! We're getting there! My sari is Raw Mango, a gift from my mother in law, which I wore for our court wedding. Ameya's is a Maheshwari from Shilparamam. #whatweworetoday

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13 April 2019

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Had to go to a party last night where the theme was Dress As Your Favourite Person, and I really wanted the theme to be Dress In Your New Black Dress That You Haven't Had A Chance To Wear Before, so I made a placard and went as Slutty Jane Austen. #whatiworetoday

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11 April 2019

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I'd forgotten how much I like this dress that I bought at a second hand sale once. I put it on today and was so delighted, I plan to promptly have it reproduced with some fun Indian fabric. Featuring POCKETS and a peekaboo crossback you can't see, but will have to take my word for it. Sweaty glow, model's own from stubbornness about not turning on the AC till it's "really hot." (today might be that day because already my temples are starting to pound.) #whatiworetoday

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30 March 2019

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I guess summer's here. Have been dying to wear this crop top since I bought it in SEPTEMBER from Sarojini Nagar and finally here we are. Skirt is my old faithful, from OMO in Panjim. Fierceness entirely from my own head. #whatiworetoday

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29 March 2019

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I made a new friend yesterday. Don't be fooled by his expression, he was as good as gold and fell asleep soon after. #friendswithbabies #babyfriends

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