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(Review of  ‘The Tin Drum’ – a novel by Nobel laureate Günter Grass  Rating – 5*/5*) In the very first chapter of Nobel laureate Gunter Grass’ incredible novel ‘The Tin Drum’, I was reminded of Midnight Children(MC) because of the narrator Oscar’s  conversational tone of narrative – same as that of Saleem Shinai of MC.…

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(A short fiction by Sidharth Vardhan A tribute to Kafka September 24, 2015) We monkeys have sat by this ever-burning fire for generations because we are afraid to go outside the perimeter of its light into the dark. Although we have tried to look beyond into the darkness every day hoping to find something; yet…

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