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(A short fiction by Sidharth Vardhan February 17, 2018) (The story of patient’s sister which is mentioned in the beginning of this story can be found here.) 1. “You, psychologists, are rather patient people – or perhaps you aren’t even listening. For here I am talking about my sister and her comfort object when this…

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A review by Sidharth Vardhan  of ‘The Driver’s seat’ (1970) by Muriel Spark August 16, 2018 A kind of novella that spends more time in your mind than on the page. Spark does it brilliantly by working under-the-hood. It is no spoiler that it is all about Lise executing her plan to kill herself. And…

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(A review by SIdharth Vardhan of the short story ‘Aleph'(1949) by Jorge Luis Borges ) “All language is a set of symbols whose use among its speakers assumes a shared past.” …. and so there must be things beyond describing powers of language. What if some day you were to come across a thing or…

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(A review by Sidharth Vardhan of Frankenstein in Baghdad (2012) by Ahmed Saadawi shortlisted for International Man Booker 2018 For English translation by Jonathan Wright ) Shouldn’t it rather be called Frankenstein’s Monster? The book sure picks up the atmosphere of Iraq suffering from aftereffects of war and terrorism. The very idea of making a complete…

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