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 June 2008
I'm too tired to do anything but bullet point updates these days
* Did we say "dating"? Yes, I think we did: So, in the last week, one has been a busy little creature. One has also started to date someone--JC (you're ALWAYS going to be JC on this blog, it was inevitable, sorry) to be exact, the boy I went out with last Saturday. We've been getting to know each other and stuff and things are going rather well. (touch wood quickly) We haven't got sick of each other yet, which is also excellent and you know, the friends like us, we like us and so us it's going to be. (I love using the word 'boyfriend' though, although it fills me with a mixture of excitement and fear. I haven't used it out loud yet, just a few experimental test runs inside my head.)
* If I were a rich girl: I'd be a lot better off than I am now, that's for sure. Anyone looking to hire a writer? I write everything! And at reasonable rates! But, no, all this dating and socialising and the excitement of being back in Bombay after ages and going to a training convention in town which meant that I had to eat lunch out every day means I'm kinda broke right now. Well, not BROKE broke, but it's time to start counting those rupees.
Oh, it's good to be home, and it's good to be happy on a Sunday and it's good to be alive even if you are tired. I went and saw Prince Caspian today with Ira and JC and it was a very well done movie. I'm a big Narnia fan, I've read all the books--but I hadn't ever read Prince Caspian. The boy playing Peter is a hottie, even if he is very young. We had the third row from the screen though, and that, plus the fact that most of the movie was shot in the dark means that my eyes were like stinging by the end of it. I love battle scenes though with the smaller army winning and all the "THIS IS SPPPPPPPPPARTTTTTAAAAAAA!" of it all.
Tonight, we dine.............. in hell!