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 July 2004

I was a teenage workaholic

I've been accused of neglecting this blog lately, so even though I'm upto my ears in work, I shall post. (So there, Hima!)

What's been going on is three stories that I have had to do, plus the regular coffee supplement that I edit. So right now, I'm surrounded by print-outs, my phone is ringing its head off and I'm frantically pursuing people to 'Design faster!'

Besides that, my cool discovery of the day is Animation Shop 3-- the free trial version. I'm severely (or should I say Sirius-ly) addicted to a Harry Potter forums site, called Mugglenet Interactive (the link is here somewhere). Anyway, so since everyone there has a cool avatar and signature, I decided to create my own. My maiden attempt has flash images of an owl, then a phoenix and then a raven. And then --- ta-dah!-- it fades into the letters :'Harry Potter. Not Just For The Birds'. Quite cool, eh?
I think I'm in Sirius danger of becoming a nerd!

On to other news. Dee is off tommorow to go visit her boyfriend in Calcutta. (Humph, my boyfriend might as well be in Calcutta for the amount I get to see him). Anyhoo, so it's back to my mum's for me this weekend. Yes, I'm a wuss, I don't like staying in an empty house. I keep hearing mysterious 'noises'.

I'm planning to go for Spiderman 2 this weekend. Anyone here seen it who can give me an opinion?

And I think that about wraps it up. It's been a boring couple of days, you see-- to much work and not enough time to think!

*Elvis style lip curl* Thank you, thank you very much. 


  1. It is very cool that you made your own avatar! I do a fair bit of graphic design and flash animation and I prefer Paint Shop Pro for graphics and flash movies I like a program called Firestarter. I still think that it is groovy that you tried!

    Don't work too hard.

  2. at least someone listens to me! :)

    have an amazing weekend.. as for Spidey-2, i have heard its better than the first one from everyone who has seen it.. am gonna watch it too on saturday..


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