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 July 2004
Ob La Di
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This weekend I'm super-busy. I have three (count 'em: THREE) booklaunches in the span of two days. I have to meet my 'Manali Gang' tonight for drinks at my favourite pub in the whole world: Turquoise Cottage.
(Why I like T.C: a) It plays all the oldies from the '60's to the '80's, which I love b) It's cheaper than most places c) It has great decor.) Anyone reading this in New Delhi should certainly check it out.
I also have to in the meanwhile squeeze in working on the coffee-supplement that our paper publishes and that I edit, which means writing a whole thingie on 'Being Indian' as the next issue comes out around Independence Day (August 15: freedom from the British). Help would be much appreciated!
I have to co-ordinate a party, for which I still haven't invited anyone (Dee, if you're reading this, don't kill me!)
Ooh, I got my Manali pictures back from developing (yes, I'm one of those dinosaurs who still has a camera with actual "film"). I've got the sweetest picture of K. and my dog, Gudiya up on the "walls" around my desk. They're both sorta squinting into the camera, K. is smiling so his dimples show, Gudiya's looking like she's thinking, "These humans!" But in the Manali pictures I swear I look like a freak of nature. I just keep looking at them and thinking "Oh my God! Is that what I look like?"
Off to smoke. Will write more later.. I feel inspired today!
EDIT: I've created a new blog! Please visit it here and tell me what you think! It's not a personal blog, though, so be warned.