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

An Orphaned Existence Sidharth Vardhan

An Orphaned Existence

A story of an accountant about to apply for an interview in a factory. Find on Goodreads Nearly 27,000 words Download it here:


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

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Review – Diary of a Suicide

(Sidharth Vardhan’s review of the bookDiary of a Suicide by Wallace E. BakerThe book was first published in 1913 Review first published on November 27, 2019 ) Introduction: “Under separate cover I am sending you a record of a young man who is about to commit suicide. My only object… Read More »Review – Diary of a Suicide


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


Make me with a bow And a big stupid smile Dress me like a clown Give me a thorn crown Laugh at me Crack jokes at me Call me your snow man Your very own snowman But don’t name me Don’t love me For I live a small time In… Read More »Snowman


Montaigne’s Essays – a review

(Sidharth Vardhan’s review ofMichel De Montaigne’s EssaysFirst written on November 9, 2019) Book first published in 1572 Introduction  Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form. This Penguin Classics edition of The Complete Essays is translated from… Read More »Montaigne’s Essays – a review