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 January 2006
Only two items on the agenda
After this, was a long afternoon nap, with this Creepy Dude, who had strange breath and kept coming on to me, I told Small he was an alien, because the way to tell was that they had bad breath. Only she didn't believe me. I went with the Creepy Dude to this conference hall thing in the hotel, and everywhere I looked I saw familiar faces, only with these really glazed expressions that said they were taken over by the aliens too. I abandoned Creepy Dude and started to rush back to our room, because I realised we had to get out of there and go back to Delhi to stay alive and then I bumped into this PR chick, who was also an alien, but who thought I was too. "Come to the amphitheatre," she said, "We can go in the same cab." "Okay, but let me get my friend," I told her and started running through the hotel looking for my room, only all the room numbers had vanished, so I couldn't find it. Frantically, I made my way to the receptionist, who was also someone I knew, but there was no reciprocal recognition in her eyes. "Room 205? But that's got two humans," she said to me, and all the other humans turned aliens looked at me oddly. "Yeah, I know it's got humans," I said, "I want to kill them." They accepted that, and I ran towards our room.
Small opened the door, weeping because her boyfriend was an alien too, and she had no idea why he was acting that way. "There's no time to explain," I told her, "We have to hijack a car and drive as fast as we can to Delhi!" Only she kept bawling, and I was getting more and more frantic and then, well, I woke up, so I don't know what happened. Weird dream, huh?
> I love music quizzes. I really do. So I'm going to make one up for my blog. You have to identify the song. Ready? Here goes:
1) You say, we've got nothing in common, no common ground to start from, and we're falling apart.
2) I was lying on the grass, on Sunday morning of last week, indulging in my self-defeat.
3) If you need me, call me, no matter where you are, no matter how far.
4) Desmond has a barrell in the marketplace, Bonnie is a singer with a band
5) Miles and miles of empty space in between us, the telephone can't take the place of your smile.
6) Unbelievable sights, indescribable feelings
7) What's the matter with the clothes I'm wearing, can't you tell that your tie's too wide?
8) Kinda like Nashville, with a tan
9) You don't have to put on that red light
10) I just can't believe the loveliness of loving you, I just can't believe it's true
Leave your answers in the comment section. Enjoy!
Oh, and also this is my all-time favourite quiz, if my teeny one has whetted your appetite for more.
And my cool cousin, Horse Boy has another quiz up on his blog inspired by this one, of which I only got one wrong. Starship Who? :)