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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12 April 2005
And orange really doesn't rhyme with anything at all...
First I have a new haircut. I mean, well, not a new haircut, because there's only so much you can do with three inches of hair, but I told the hairdresser to make it thinner and shorter. I have very thick, very Malyali hair, so when I don't force it in the morning to sorta SIT DOWN ALREADY, it forms these wierd little spikes and tunnels and sticks out at angles for the rest of the day. Anyway, but new shorter haircut has left me with about an inch of hair on my head, and I just ran my fingers through it, and you can't even tell! I heart short hair. Seriously, everyone should do it. Get a haircut, I mean. I'm at present trying to figure out whether I look punk rock or Judi Dench. (Oh please, let it be punk rock)
Secondly, I normally don't blog about current events and such, still I must tell you this about the budget. (Okay, so it's ancient history now, but still) They've hiked up the prices on cigarettes and I read this and thought, "Oh they've hiked up the prices on cigarettes, so what's new" not comprehending that this was actually going to happen in real life, AND IT HAS!!!! My smokes are now two rupees more expensive, which may not sound like a big deal but it all adds up at the end of the month and I'm miserable because of it. Maybe I should start smoking beedis since they (humph-bloody-old-PC) have stayed the same price. (I beg of you, don't even suggest that I give up smoking)
Thirdly, I promised Dee I would do this, so here goes. NDTV Profit is now auditioning for a brand new sitcom, sorta like Office but about a call centre. If you're interested, email me your resumes and portfolios and I will forward them to her. Don't worry, it's all very legit, and I have absolutely no interest in stalking anyone etc, so you totally should, if you're interested in acting, because it sounds like a fun show.
Fourthly, Nitya has left town for three months to go to the Isstates for an assignment with work and she's going to have some party-type lifestyle in New Jersey and I'm very very jealous. Devyani will leave soon too, and wah that leaves only me, here, stuck in Delhi. : (
Fifthly, I know a lot of people I know read this thing, and I'm suddenly very curious, so if you know me in real life, please leave a comment saying you do, I mean, not with my "real" name or anything, but just so I can do a headcount. Please?
Sixthly, I've just revamped my Yahoo avatar and she is now a major hottie. Seriously, I wish I looked like her in real life. I've given her a white tank top, a pink belt, short hair and a city-at-night background. I want to be my Yahoo avatar, with big, blinking eyes and a body to die for.
Seventhly, my mum's back from Kashmir, and she bought me a leather jhola, two pairs of earrings and the most beautiful pashmina stole. It's purple. And soft. And so light, it feels like you're wearing nothing at all.
Um, yeah, I think that's it.