Fiction

comfort objects nayi sidharth vardhan short fiction

(Comfort Objects – 1) Nayi

“Ever since my childhood, the concept of comfort objects has been of great importance to me. My mother was from a traditional background and biased towards sons over daughters. That is perhaps why when she gave birth to a twin – one of each sex, it was me who spent… Read More »(Comfort Objects – 1) Nayi

Apology

Jenny I am sorry I failed you. I failed you a big time. It will be one of the biggest regrets of my life. You don’t even understand your plight. I have no justifications to excuse my doing this to an innocent life like you – to take away her… Read More »Apology

end of the universe sidharth vardhan song

The End of the Universe

The universe was endingThe stars were going offOne by one the Clarkian wayThere was panic, lynchingsPeople killing each otherWhen everyone must soon die anyway Fear and despair ruled the worldAs the earth was enveloped in a forever nightWith a happier sunNo longer burning itselfIn its hydrogenic anguish Somewhere in dark… Read More »The End of the Universe

I am India Sidharth Vardhan Poem

I am India

I am Indiaa strange, absurd anomalya juxtaposition of contradictionsa single entity containing multitudesa nation of all religionsa nation without a religionand a nation beyond all religions a nation of all languagesand of shared silences between their wordsand of that sea of understanding, they all stream toward. A nation of pasts… Read More »I am India

Liar

1. “I saw you for the first time when upon my stubborn insistence my mom lowered you, a baby wrapped in a pink blanket, on my arms which she had made me stretch on her lap, unwilling to entirely trust you in my four-year-old arms. You were only three days… Read More »Liar

snowman sidharth vardhan song

Snowman

Make me with a bowAnd a big stupid smileDress me like a clownGive me a thorn crownLaugh at meCrack jokes at meCall me your snow manYour very own snowman But don’t name meDon’t love meFor I live a small-timeIn frozen winters of lifeTo make you laughFor that is what I… Read More »Snowman

Don't Die Sidharth Vardhan Song

Don’t Die

(Dedicated to Jenny) Don’t diePlease hear me cryPlease don’t diePlease don’t dieNot nowNot already I can’t deal with another lossWith the rest of the worldI am already crossI can’t handle another deathYou are my gem, precious wealth So please don’t dieCan you still hear me cryPlease don’t die You alone… Read More »Don’t Die

ugliness sidharth vardhan short write ups

Ugliness

1. His clothes were as black as the background. The place was marked by a complete lack of landmarks – trees, walls, etc. Nothing but the darkness and, in it, that ugly man visible. but the darkness in the place wasn’t just a lack of light it seemed to have… Read More »Ugliness