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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18 October 2012

A dog with issues and a cat named Monochrome

Those are really ugly shoes, bro.
Vital stats:
Name: Tonks (aka Atom by shelter, I prefer Tonks.)
Age: 4 months, aww, he's just a baby.
Plus points: Leash trained, disease free, AWESOME.
Minus points: A rather long nose. It's okay, Tonks, we can't all be beautiful.
And other things: He's a boy and he's Indian or street bred, which means he'll be super hardy. Plus, despite my dig about his nose, quite a handsome champ. ADOPT TONKS, CALL 9818201987.
Dirt tastes like earth, thought Hagrid, swiftly followed by OOH I MADE A POEM

This is Hagrid. Hagrid has... issues.Okay, I'll be straight with you. Hagrid is a returnee. He was at the shelter, rescued from breeders and someone took him home and gave him back. They said it was because Hagrid kept attacking their older Lab, but he's just a speciest! He loves humans, all kinds, big and little.
Hagrid is a Bull Mastiff.  If you're reading that Wikipedia article allow me to highlight one bit for you: They're very quiet and rarely bark.
Ladies and gentlemen: ninja dog.
ADOPT HAGRID (but as an only dog, he's not great with sharing, I feel you, kid) CALL 9818201987.

He dreamt in vivid technicolour, however
This is Monochrome. Get it, get it? It's because he's black and white. And so I put a black and white filter on his photo! Yay! I'm so clever! You can be clever too: all you need is a cat, and here's a perfectly good one. It's scientifically proven that people with cats are 75.6% smarter than people without. They're not CRAZY cat ladies, they're GENIUS cat ladies. Mono also has a sister who's brown and white and so I'm calling her.. wait for it.. Sepia. Oh, I crack myself up. ADOPT MONOCHROME CALL 011-28539921.
Thank you to Friendicoes and Red Paws Rescue for the animal information and photographs! The usual wittering: yes, I'll post your pictures + animal for adoption (email me!), no, please don't ask me to help rehome your poor abandoned animal (no one asked you to get a pet in the first place) and OBVS I'll be happy to name your pet for you. For free.


  1. Do you know of any site where i can buy formal dresses online?(with free shipping) Mango and Zara seem too casual

  2. You could try or Pernia's Pop-Up Shop? Although this is a strange post to put that comment on!


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