Fiction

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

Dreams and Mirrors

Part 1 1. Some histories are in order, so I will begin by saying that the titular mirror was the most ordinary kind of mirror you can imagine. You could easily find similar mirrors anywhere or, at least anywhere in India. It wasn’t one of those fancy gothic things that… Read More »Dreams and Mirrors

The Mermaid and the Old Man

1. He was an old man in his seventies or maybe eighties. His health was on decline but he still walked without any support, could talk clearly and seemed to have full hold of his sanity – something I must emphasize given the nature of our story. As for the… Read More »The Mermaid and the Old Man

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

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:

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