parenting

comfort objects nayi sidharth vardhan short fiction

(Comfort Objects – 1) Nayi

“Ever since my childhood, the concept of comfort objects has been of great importance to me. My mother was from a traditional background and biased towards sons over daughters. That is perhaps why when she gave birth to a twin – one of each sex, it was me who spent… Read More »(Comfort Objects – 1) Nayi

sidharth vardhan god's bread

God’s Bread

“Only an animal worries all the time about the next meal.”  Naguib Mahfouz 1. How could he judge her? Who was he to judge her? Hadn’t she been patient enough? Mariah still remembered how she had lost her son, her only child, and even that only increased her faith –… Read More »God’s Bread

family time a play sidharth vardhan

The Family Time

Time ~8 minutes Characters: A boy  – seven to twelve years old His father – a middle-aged man His mother – a middle-aged woman His brother – a  boy, about twenty years old His sister – a girl, about fifteen years old. The Play The curtain rises. (The father is… Read More »The Family Time

vani sidharth vardhan short write ups

Vani

“Papa, Pa-Pa, Pa, Pa” he has rolled the variations of the word;‘Daddy’ or ‘Dad’ too, but he wishes that Vani will call him papa. It has just the right kind of sound to it. It has always felt like a big responsibility – inwardly he still has a lot of… Read More »Vani

the loss by sidharth vardhan short write ups

The Loss

Four-year-old Arun is playing with his toys – making the bull and the horse in his hands wrestle, the horse is winning, Arun wants the horse to win, he likes the horse, he knows it will win ….. When he hears the voices of his parents arguing. He turns around… Read More »The Loss