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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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‘The Buried Giant’ of bad memories -a review of Ishiguru’s novel

(Sidharth Vardhan’s review of‘The Buried Giant’ a novel by 2017 Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguru (1954-)The novel first published in 2015Review first written on January 11, 2020) “But then again I wonder if what we feel in our hearts today isn’t like these raindrops still falling on us from the soaked… Read More »‘The Buried Giant’ of bad memories -a review of Ishiguru’s novel

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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

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

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