Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

Author, blogger, editor. New Delhi/Bombay.


In India, Cows Are Sacred, Women Are Dispensable 


To understand why I was only a little shocked — in an oh-my-god-you-had-sex-and-talked-about-it way, not a look-at-this-predator kinda way — when I read Nabokov’s Lolita at 16, you’d have to understand Indian culture.

Even after laws banning child marriage were passed in India, there’s still something that resides just…


First Impressions: Travels In Thailand


(This post was written in stream-of-consciousness first person as the events unfolded. Originally posted on my personal blog, it is a (very) long


In India, Cows Are Sacred, Women Are Dispensable 


To understand why I was only a little shocked — in an oh-my-god-you-had-sex-and-talked-about-it way, not a look-at-this-predator kinda way — when I read Nabokov’s Lolita at 16, you’d have to understand Indian culture.

Even after laws banning child marriage were passed in India, there’s still something that resides just…

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