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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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Diary of a Cynical Suicide Diary of a Cynical Suicide

(A short fiction by Sidharth Vardhan February 17, 2018 Find all parts of ‘Diary of a Cynical Suicide’ here) 51. I think of death as a friend. I told you how mere thought of killing myself makes it easier to go through troublesome nights. And ain’t it a sign of good friend? That mere idea of meeting…

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Diary of a Cynical Suicide Diary of a Cynical Suicide

(A short fiction by Sidharth Vardhan August 2018 Find all parts of ‘Diary of a Cynical Suicide’ here) 26. So often one hears people say that everyone who lives must die. I wonder if they ever think about what it implies. That living is dying. That life is a slow poison – arguably the slowest of…

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Diary of a Cynical Suicide Diary of a Cynical Suicide

(A short fiction by Sidharth Vardhan (Find all parts of ‘Diary of a Cynical Suicide’here June, 2018) 1. I think a lot about dying. Dream about it. But as much as I think of suicide, it is always about how would people feel afterward and rarely the actual incident death, It is somehow difficult to…

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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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