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(A review by Sidharth Vardhan of The Hour of the Star (1977) by Clarice Lispector ) “Every once in a while she wandered into the better neighborhoods and gazed at the shop windows glittering with jewels and satin clothes — just to mortify herself a bit. Because she needed to find herself and suffering a…

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(A short fiction by Sidharth Vardhan September 15, 2018 Find all parts of ‘Diary of a Cynical Suicide’ here) 126. Shakespeare is right, ignorance is bliss. It is true the other way around too. Bliss is ignorance. Unfortunately, ignorance can’t be regrown from where it is once unrooted by the weeds of wisdom. And thus happiness…

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Diary of a Cynical Suicide Diary of a Cynical Suicide

(A short fiction by Sidharth Vardhan September 15, 2018 Find all parts of ‘Diary of a Cynical Suicide’ here) 101. I return to these notes guilty as I have yet again failed to kill myself. Guilty as I have humiliated both myself and these notes, which are my best endeavor, to be honest. I won’t make…

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(A short fiction by Sidharth Vardhan September 8, 2018 Find all parts of ‘Diary of a Cynical Suicide’ here) 76. Apparently, I now have got a job. I look at people around me who have been working at this place for years – most of them angry at employers, yet no one leaves. Nine and half…

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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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