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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29 January 2008
Epiphanies and "winter"-- Bombay, January 2008
* Wow, maybe I am growing up. Oh, wait, maybe that means I'm ready to date after all. Um.. no. Whatever. I'm going to just shove my head in the sand some more.
* I went to see Susheela Raman singing at Blue Frog yesterday. I really like her stuff. And we had a hip flask, so frequent loo breaks were happening. But, BUT, she didn't play the ONE song we went to hear! Yeh Mera Deewanapan Hai from her album Love Trap and from The Namesake OST. Dude, Susheela, you let us down. Even after we yelled it out also. Hmph. That's like Coldplay coming to town and not singing Yellow or something. Oh, and people turned to me and were all like, "Do you understand what she's saying?" and I'm all no, because she's singing in TAMIL and South India is not one huge generic mass and there are actually distinct LANGUAGES. (Not that I know much Telugu or Malayalam, but I could have taken an educated guess there)
* Since this is clearly a time of concerts, next weekend, I'm going to watch Iron Maiden with Crowley. I'm more excited about the Iron Maiden after party that we're going to, but I guess I should listen to some of the music before I party up with the band, eh?
* Sooooooooooooooo, we now have winter. In Bombay! My one bargaining point in the Delhi versus Bombay debate has been taken away from me. Yesterday, the temperature was TEN POINT FIVE degrees. Wow. Now all they have to do is get a better road system in place and well, I'll have nothing to say anymore. Yesterday with the wind in my face and the sea in high tide looking lovely and picturesque (ignoring, of course, the man doing susu off the pier) I was filled with well being and happiness. I do love this city.
* My friend Damien is looking for a flatmate here, in Andheri West preferably. Email me if you're interested and I'll pass on his phone number. He's okay with either sex, but he'd prefer if he had someone on the neater side, if you know what I mean. Good thing we're not shacking up, eh?
I'll go now, to warm my fingers somewhere. Tsk, one year and already I'm a wuss about winter.