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Paper boats Sidharth Vardhan song

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 oscillating 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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Samanta Schweblin’s Fever Dream and mother’s love – a review

(Sidharth Vardhan’s review ofFever Dreama novel by Samanta SchweblinNovel set in Argentina and first published in 2014long-listed for 2017 International Bookerfor translation by Megan McDowellReview first written on August 13, 2017 ) A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside… Read More »Samanta Schweblin’s Fever Dream and mother’s love – a review

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Maggie – Shakespeare’s sister in George Eliot’s Mill on the Floss

(Sidharth Vardhan’s review of of George Eliot’s ‘The Mill on the Floss’The book was first published in 1860 Review first published on December 8, 2019 ) Summary Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her… Read More »Maggie – Shakespeare’s sister in George Eliot’s Mill on the Floss

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