Old age

The Song of Birds

(A Short story by Sidharth Vardhan first written on November 12, 2020) 1. Tejasvi madam has not aged much in the fifteen years I have known her. For someone her age – nearly seventy (she has been retired for five-six years now), she is still very active and that is… Read More »The Song of Birds

The Blind Assassin – review

*spoilers ahead. Proceed with caution.* Laura’s character was what put life into this book for most part before the big twist in the end blurred it a great deal. Except for that, there were lots of themes – the old feminist theme of bored, depressed wife, the war, the novel… Read More »The Blind Assassin – review

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:


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

abandoned a sidharth vardhan short story

The Abandoned

1. The sky there wasn’t cut short into by the buildings surrounding one and thus it wasn’t a mere roof of open streets as was the case in the city that her son had taken her to when she was no longer able to live by herself , her legs… Read More »The Abandoned