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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21 November 2020

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When this whole situation started, I was an occasional cook. I dabbled from time to time and I was ok at it. Not bad. I enjoyed cooking as a thing I did every now and then, especially since I got my Instant Pot and pressure cooking became so easy. Besides it's fun to cook when you don't HAVE to, much like everything else. Well. It's been a long nine months without our cook/housekeeper and in that time, I have learned the joys of feeding both myself and the person I love. And I began to cook, not just for fun but also to, you know, eat. Which is not always fun and some days we rely on home delivery or something but I've gone from decent to competent. Especially Indian food which involves so many steps sometimes! It's like Indians hate women (Hmmm) so much grinding and roasting separately and rolling and frying. At least I have K who actively helps. But this is a recipe sent to me by my father, for Kundapur Mutton Ghee Roast, except the mutton has been replaced by unmentionable. It involves all my newly acquired skills: dry roasting, grinding separately, remembering to take the meat out of the freezer in time to marinade, pressure cooking, etc etc. It is a triumph (& it has enough ghee to give you a heart attack by looking at it) & i cooked it by myself. #cooking #gheeroast #covidchef

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