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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20 March 2005
Things That I Thunk
b) That not all friends are best friends. That you can be mistaken about a few. That it's not okay to trust everyone indiscriminatingly.
c) That any song can be dirty-meaning-ified. Like Like A Prayer (I'm down on my knees/I'm gonna take you there/In the midnight hour/ I can feel your power) and even A Whole New World (Indescribable feelings/Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling) and ooh, obviously, Your Body's A Wonderland (You know it's a big enough umbrella/But it's always her that ends up getting wet)
d) That my favourite sleeping t-shirt has such huge holes on it, that I only noticed when I put it on, that it will have to be thrown away.
e) That the internet is possibly the world's best invention. After the telephone.
f) That I haven't laughed out loud in the longest time. Or ran. Or surrendered to any feeling.
g) That ooh, my first national byline came today and I'm ecstatic about it : )
h) That boys are strange and eerie creatures--who only look innocent and humanoid, but really, they're not and they're just trying to take over your mind.
i) That Holi is next weekend and that means an entire Saturday off will be wasted sitting at home hiding from the colours and the water.
j) That I really should go to GFO and do some shopping coz they have excellent stuff. That I really should go shopping, period, because my summer wardrobe is empty.
k) That this book will be this year's The Curious Incident Of A Dog At Nighttime. And I read the uncorrected proof copy. Yay for journo mom! :)
l) That I stand corrected and previously mentioned Scandinavian country wasn't really Scandinavian but East European and now it's time to STOP the teasing, coz, c'mon I've made a public admission and what more do you want from me, Flirty Pole?