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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1 July 2004


The most totally spooky thing just happened to me. Out of boredom I Yahoo searched my name (Number 8 for Mynna by the way!) and then searched Minna, which is what most people know me as. Here's what I got.
The search for Stanford senior Christina "Minna" Sandmeyer ended Friday evening when the body of the missing student was found in Palo Alto's Foothills Park. According to police officials, a visitor to the park found the body approximately 50 yards down an embankment. Sandmeyer's identification, journal and bicycle were found nearby. No note was found. Authorities are completing the investigation, said Dan Ryan of the Palo Alto Police Department. Ryan said that the death appeared to be a suicide. Sandmeyer, a 22-year-old civil and environmental engineering major who planned to return to classes in September after a yearlong break, had last been seen July 13.
And everyone knew her as Minna...
Big deal you say? Here's what spooked me out. This happened in July. It's July now. She was 22... I'm 22! I mean, hello, can anyone else see the spookiness?

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