Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

The Ramnath Goenka Award…

On July 22, I received the Ramnath Goenka Award for Journalist of the Year (Print) for 2008-9 from the President of India, Pratibha Devisingh Patil. The award was for my work in 2007-2008.

This is the citation, as read out at the ceremony:


Siddharth Varadarajan of The Hindu: For his consistent reporting of strategic affairs — on the Indian Safeguards Agreement process at the IAEA and the Nuclear Supplies Group and on the last-minute wrinkles in the 123 agreement. And for his insightful analysis, and often contrarian perspective, of the strategic policy establishment.

The image above is from the Indian Express of July 25, 2010.

11 comments on “The Ramnath Goenka Award…

  1. Anonymous
    August 5, 2010

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  2. gopal
    July 31, 2010

    Dear Siddharth:
    You richly deserve this award. Keep up the good work. There is much ahead to cover,in the interest of the nation . Wishing you Good Luck & With Warm Regards , Dr.A.Gopalakrishnan

  3. Pankaj Garg
    July 30, 2010

    Congrats and Thanks for the blog.

  4. Yayaver
    July 30, 2010

    Congrats Sir for this award. I seldom come at your blog and read tediously to become aware of the national issues. More power to you and keep on writing unbiased views !

  5. mtk
    July 29, 2010


    I'm a huge fan of your work since reading you first in India in 2006 and 07.

    Have been profoundly informed by your work on so many issues: Nuclear 1-2-3, terrorism, government cowardice in the face of bigotry and discrimination.

    You are an excellent writer and an avant garde intellectual.I honestly feel that after the past two decades of diminishing standards, your work pulses like a sparkling spark in the darkening dark.

    keep it up. you are a great inspiration to me and many others.

    M.T. Karthik

  6. Francis Kuriakose
    July 28, 2010

    Our heartiest Congratulations on you being Awarded the 'Best Journalist of the Year Award'.

    Newspapers strengthen our democracy with honest, fair and courageous journalism.

    You and 'The HINDU' group of publications are outstanding symbols of ethical jounalism in our country. We wish you many more laurels. Keep up the good work.

  7. Anonymous
    July 28, 2010

    Congratulations, Siddharth. You deserve it. It was an honour to work with you.

    Shekhar Bhatia

  8. Butterfly
    July 28, 2010

    Congratulations Sir. 🙂
    By the way, I'm a first year English honours student of St. Stephen's College, where you'll be coming tonight for an interactive session. Looking forward to the discussion…

  9. T Azeez Luthfullah
    July 28, 2010

    Hearty congratulations! You deserve many such awards. Carry on the good work.

  10. Basab Pradhan
    July 28, 2010

    Congratulations! Well deserved.

  11. RAJ SINH
    July 27, 2010

    congrates bandhu !

    see my comments on hindee portal titled ' thok me bante gaye ramnath goenka puraskar .

    RAJ SINH ( refer NY days )

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