The Mermaid and the Old Man

1. He was an old man in his seventies or maybe eighties. His health was on decline but he still walked without any support, could talk clearly and seemed to have full hold of his sanity – something I must emphasize given the nature of our story. As for the… Read More »The Mermaid and the Old Man

Paper boats

(A song by Sidharth Vardhan first published on August 13, 2020) The sugary treatsThe summer rainsThe wet slippersAnd the paper boatsThats what I rememberOf the day things turned sore. Floating togatherWhile waving awayAnd toward each otherwere our paper boatsThat’s what I rememberOf the day things turned sore. Your laughterMagical and… Read More »Paper boats

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Dreams and Perversions

(A review of‘The Interpretation Of Dreams’ (1899)by Sigmund Freud,First written on July 16, 2020) A detailed investigation of dreams in which Freud discovered a way of exploring the unconscious, recognized that dreams, like neurotic symptoms, are products of a conflict and compromise between conscious and unconscious impulses and was able to… Read More »Dreams and Perversions

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A Tale of Two Cities – Review

(A review by Sidharth Vardhanof ‘A Tale of Two Cities (1859) by Charles DickensFirst written on September 9, 2015) After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different… Read More »A Tale of Two Cities – Review