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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23 October 2004
A yellow post-it appears
Well, you'll all be glad to know, I'm surviving. Nope, scratch that. I'm actually having fun! Maybe fun is a little strong. Um.. okay, let me rephrase, AGAIN... I'm realising that even though I'd much rather be spending this weekend in Delhi, doing what I do, (nicotine, nicotine, why hast thou forsaken me?) I'm okay with spending it here too.
As I predicted, the meals and the naps happen round the clock. Yesterday, I fell asleep at least five times, in between naps I ate. But then I thought, "Hell, never going to be able to do this at home right?"
Everyone has a family holiday experience I think. For some, it's about walks with their grandfathers across long stretches of farm land, for others it's about hanging with your cousins, for me, it's this eating-sleeping thing
I'm not being very verbose I know. But this chair is funny, it hurts my wrists and my back and the keyboard feels odd too. So I'll tell you all the whoooooooleeeee story when I go back home,
Only tonight and tomorrow to get through without smokes! :)