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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5 February 2015

I'm not afraid to ask the hard questions

How much of what we like is because of its relativity? For example, if we are surprised by how good something tastes, does that make it the "best ever"? Is this truly the "best ever" cupcake (please no more cupcakes i beg you) was the "best ever" butter chicken we had really in a railway hotel in Jhansi? Or does surprise and the fun of discovery add like five delicious points to everything.


1 comment:

  1. Good question. And it seems like the element of surprise definitely becomes an ingredient in a well-loved meal! :)


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