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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25 April 2005
What Good Girls Don't Do
Set out for a night on the town with gal pal, also dressed similarly. Drive at 11 pm, music high, heels on
accelerator, wind in hair. Meet up with Golfer Ex and about eight Korean men all called things like Eric, Greg and even Mario. (I didn't know the name existed outside the game!)
Drink two fairly large drinks and begin to giggle every time Korean spoke to you. Teeter still giggling into Elevate and immedeatly hit the bar hanging on to Golfer Ex.
Get to the dance floor and be introduced to cute longhaired photographer type. Are pulled away from batting eyelashes at Longhaired Photographer by Golfer Ex who begins to dance slightly closer than you would expect.
Go up to the second level and are introduced to Mohammed Kaif, who is delectable. Spend large amount of time smiling at him and trying to avoid talking about cricket because all you can remember is the fact that India lost the ODI and that he was in an ad with Saif Ali Khan. Begin to back away when he says, "I hope you're not in the media."
Dance some more with Golfer Ex, who by this time is coming on pretty strong.
What Good Girls Do
Confess to Golfer Ex regretfully and with a sigh, because he smells so nice and is being incredibly sweet, that you are very emotionally unstable right now and can't handle one night stands.
Leave with Gal Pal, just as party gets a little more rocking and let her drive you home.