Animals

Chien and Canies sidharth vardhan short story

Chien and Canis

It is only because of King’s James’ personal dislike for dogs that nobody knows about Canis and Chien – for no accounts of our parents can ever be complete without mentioning them. When Adam and Eve were exiled; Canis and Chien – the first dog couple followed them, trailing not… Read More »Chien and Canis

melancholy life of trees sidharth vardhan short story

Melancholy Life of trees

I am imagining what a tree would think if it could. How it would look at the seasons as they come and go – the spring that brings with it flowers and birds, the winters that take them away – how the death of every flower would be for it… Read More »Melancholy Life of trees

silences sidhatrth vardhan short story

Silences

(Dedicated to Rosy, Jenny and all the other pets of  my family.) “Without Music, life would be a mistake” Friedrich Nietzsche “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou Part I Khamoshi 1. From my earliest memories, I have had this curiosity regarding how… Read More »Silences

animal nature sidharth vardhan shorrt story

Animal Nature

(Note – It is the second part of a twin-stories pair. The first story can be found here.) Back in their home, Daya had kept returning to the subject of the corpse for a while and mother had kept asking her to not think about it until finally mamma was irritated… Read More »Animal Nature

first brushing with death sidharth vardhan short story

First Brushing with the Death

“Come here Daya, he will bite you” “it won’t mamma, it is so cute” but the mamma still watched with concerned eyes, she disliked Daya’s love for animals. The six-year-old girl can’t see an animal without also going “ooo”, wanting to touch it and hold it – whether it be… Read More »First Brushing with the Death

Sidharth Vardhan

In Defense of Cannibalism

(A short writeup by Sidharth VardhanFirst written on October 9, 2016 as a review of ‘Black Beauty’ by Anna Sewell) “I think the story starts when, as a kid, I was a neighbor of this family of slaughterers for a short while and, though they did their work within walls… Read More »In Defense of Cannibalism