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(A review by Sidharth Vardhan of the book ‘Zinky Boys’ (1992) by Noble Laureate Svetlana Alexievich) “‘I cried when I read your article, but I shan’t read the whole book, because of an elementary sense of self-preservation. I’m not sure whether we ought to know so much about ourselves. Perhaps it’s just too frightening. It…

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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) 151. Pain Letters – 5 Why did you hurt me? You knowingly, repeatedly hurt me. Most of the times it was redundant. At others time in doing something that could be done in a better way. You are…

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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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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) 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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Diary of a Cynical Suicide Diary of a Cynical Suicide

(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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