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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

first brushing with death sidharth vardhan short story

(Unbearable Truths – 1) First Brushing with the Death

“Come here Daya, he will bite you” “it won’t mamma, it is so cute” but the mamma still watched with concerned eyes, she disliked Daya’s love for animals. The six-year-old girl can’t see an animal without also going “ooo”, wanting to touch it and hold it – whether it be… Read More »(Unbearable Truths – 1) First Brushing with the Death

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