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 November 2015

eM does the Continent!

Here I am in gorgeous but COLD Berlin and guess whose laptop is acting up again? It seems to be a charger thing this time, the second charger I've bought for this benighted machine, and so I'm once again writing this from my phone. 

Oh well. Life is beautiful, and so I can't sweat the small stuff.  Today was just travelling here and walking around a few shopping districts but I feel you, Berlin! Maybe also because the Good Thing is German and for the first time ever we're on his home turf instead of mine and II am the foreigner who doesn't understand the language.(Although today when the Good Thing was joking with a shopkeeper about a felt rug and cats, I caught the word "katzen" and I totally smiled and nodded so everyone thought I belonged.) (Mine are being house sat by the Good Thing's colleague who came over with a cat of her own who has apparently already seduced Olga and alienated Squishy. Good times!) 

I've been learning a little German on an app and I was looking forward to using my words. Unfortunately no one is using the sentence: I like sausage, or no fish is red or the car is green so I'm at a bit of a loss. . But I've been reading street signs and the like and kinda getting it, at least, a very limited bit of it. 

It's autumn and this is fall,  eh? It's quite quite stunning. The colours appeal to me more than the verdant ones I'm used to,  these are loads of burnt sienna, reds, oranges, greys and a sense of turning, moving forward , end of the yearishness that is quite significant. I don't know. But it's GORGEOUS.

This blog will be updated every day, as long as I can manage it,  so keep reading for more of my adventures. I'd say more if that stupid machine worked, but tomorrow I'm going to try and charge it fully at a Mac store and see if that helps.  Argh. 

Ok off to cook our dinner, along with a promising looking bottle of wine.  Ich mag Berlin! 

1 comment:

  1. Wow..!!! Berlin.. How nice.. :) Have fun..!!

    I always take a picture every time I'm seated next to window. Love the view irrespective of destination.


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