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Sidharth Vardhan

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in Ludhiana, India


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August 2016

I’m a textbook case of INFP personality type with all its stereotypical anxieties and pessimism. I’m a big loner who avoids parties and gatherings; is quite shy around girls; often get lost in my thoughts; is a miserable dresser, don’t like combing my hair or shaving – can go through months without bath; as you can see I’m terrible in introducing myself; am socially awkward to put it lightly; though I still have some gems for friends. Another weakness is that I can’t live in any sort of routine – and so have no fixed time for meals and going to bed. And so, not very healthy. Also, currently unemployed.

I read a lot, as in a lot, as in ‘buys books before clothes’ type. I often end up missing my meal, too lost in reading. Another reason that I

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The Mermaid and the Old Man


He was an old man in his seventies or maybe eighties. His health was on decline but he still walked without any support, could talk clearly and seemed to have full hold of his sanity – something I must emphasize given the nature of our story. As for the rest, his once-probably-impressive height had been eaten away as his backbone was no longer able to hold him straight. He was accompanied by a y

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message 19: by CM

CM Thanks for your well written reviews and the request. Happy reading and have a good day:)

Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣ Thank you! A very Happy New Year to you, too! ^.^

Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣ Loving the new profile picture. Moriarty from the TV show, right?

message 16: by Stacy

Stacy Merry Christmas Sidharth!!!!!!!

message 15: by Shine

Shine Sebastian Hi! Thanks for being my friend! Looking forward to your reviews and updates!

message 14: by Hesamul

Hesamul Haque Hey! hope you are doing well!

Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣ *waves at Sidharth*

Thank you for the invite! Your answer actually made me laugh. :))

Anuradha (view spoiler)

Anuradha You live in Sangrur? We're practically neighbours!

message 10: by Jacob

Jacob Overmark Thank you for the friend invite, I´m happy to approve it :-)


Nice to meet you in GR universe :)

Anuradha Yeah, you keep disappearing! :P
Nice to see you again, Sidharth! :D

Pramod Nair :-) I am doing fine, my friend. Lot of reading is happening; Hope i will be back with the habit of jotting down some of my notes as reviews on GR soon...

Hesamul Haque I like your read list and always loved the books which you suggested. Top three favourite authors? I know FD is at number 1.

Pramod Nair :-) Took a break from GR in between?

message 4: by Sushi

Sushi Hi there Sidharth,
thanks for the friend-vite :)

Jibran Hi Sidharth,
Of course I remember you. We were GR friends already so I'm wondering what happened. I hadn't seen your updates in a while and thought you might be on a break or something. How's things at your end?

Poonam Hey Sidharth, Thanks for the friend invite! Looking forward to the bookish discussions :))

Fernando Thank you for your friendship...!

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