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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16 June 2009
The New Tuesday Rant Post
*yes, every Tuesday, I will vent my spleen about things that annoy me.
* you probably should NOT visit if you a) object to swearing and b) are easily offended
* if you're not any of the above things, you are welcome to vent also in the comments section.
*ADULT discussions are encouraged, anything along the lines of "Waaaaaaaah, you took my blankie!" will be ignored.
Right now that THAT'S done. Let's go right into it.
> Delivery people in this city are mindblowingly incompetent. Remember back when I said what I loved about Bombay was all the stuff you could get delivered to your house? Well, it turns out you CAN get everything delivered to your house, if you're prepared to wait three fucking hours. Seriously. On my shit list are Maroosh (dudes promised me my food at 8.45, it wound up arriving at 12.30, after the delivery guy had taken MY order to another house and then left for the day and I had to reorder. At midnight.) and Table Of Contents (from the promised time of 3.45 to FINALLY at 5.15 where the food was inedible. They did comp it though, so SMALL window of forgiveness. But it's safe to say I'm never ordering in from them again.) And I know that each time I call to ask about my order, the stock answer is, "Madam, the delivery boy's just left." Just left. Right. He's probably walking backwards to get here, in that case.
> Stupid people piss me off. There are just SO MANY of them recently. They're everywhere. They ask stupid questions, they're in my fucking FACE with their stupid questions, they're in my INBOX with their stupid questions. Example? You want an example? I'll give you an example:
No hi's and hellos let me come straight to the point. Before coming to what i wanted to tell let me tell you, 'i hate you'. No, wait don't go away this isn't a hate mail. Just wanted to make you know i am not an admirer of yours plainly because i love reading better stuffs.
I have seen you have a huge fan following at blogspot. If you get to see mine (REMOVED BECAUSE I'M NOT SENDING YOU ANY FUCKING TRAFFIC) you will have hard time hitting spider webs... :-( ..i spent ages to write something and no one checks it out even if i compel them. I feel dejected. can u please please do me a favor by posting some comments. i dont mind even if you comment - "what the fuck is this?" or "how plane stupid is this!!"
Well...99% i no you'll leave this but i bet in the rest 1%. I recco u to read COLLEGE DIARIES my first post (which is found at the end of the blog) if u have decided to kill 5 min f ur life to this useful idiot here.
Let me tell you what's wrong with this email. What's wrong with this email is a) when you write someone FOR A FAVOUR, you do not begin it with "I am not an admirer of yours" and b) you do not then go on to beg this person--whom you've made it very clear, you're NOT an admirer of, to send you some traffic. Jesus. Talk about deluded.
I'm not asking you to kiss my ass here, but it just seems to me to be plain ol' common sense that when you REQUEST someone to do something, you do it nicely. It's one of the first things you learn, for fuck's sake.
Also? The reason no one is reading your blog is because you're stupid.
PS: Plane = a flying machine/ a thing used to even out woodwork.
Okay, I might be done for now. Check back later today for more updates--if you haven't had enough already.