Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

It is ‘PK’ Protestors Who Are Mocking Hinduism

NDTV | The Hindutva outfits may not like the movie but state governments must uphold the right of the public to safely watch the film if they so desire

December 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

What These Results Mean for Modi and BJP

NDTV | In both Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, the BJP will need allies to come to power

December 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Modi’s Lakshman Rekha Warning Grossly Inadequate

NDTV |Narendra Modi’s silence in the face of the communal statements his party colleagues have been making recently is something of a mystery

December 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Friendship With Russia Comforts, Even if it Doesn’t Electrify

NDTV | India and Russia will continue to provide political comfort to one another on major global issues but is there scope for genuine excitement in the economic sphere?

December 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Banning Uber is Not the Answer

NDTV | The Delhi government must come up with clear regulations aimed at enhancing women’s safety and ensure that Uber and other providers comply. On pain of prosecution.

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Welcome U-Turn by Modi on Bangladesh

NDTV | While in opposition, the BJP has attacked Manmohan Singh for agreeing to land swaps with Bangladesh. But as PM, Modi has recognised the deal is a win-win

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Compelling people to vote will empower big money, not citizens

TIMES OF INDIA | There are many problems with Indian democracy and the Indian electoral system that need fixing but compulsory voting is hardly the answer to these

November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

What His Cabinet Expansion Says About the PM

NDTV | You can tell the barrel of talent within the BJP is being scraped pretty thin when Modi has had to make ministers out of a sitting Chief Minister, leaders poached from other parties, and a back-room player from the RSS

November 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

When a Big Tree Fell

TIMES OF INDIA | Thirty years since THE 1984 anti-Sikh riots, we still need to learn lessons on political accountability

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

So Everyone’s a Censor Now

Increasingly, we don’t know where to draw the line between protest and the forcible imposition of one’s views on others

October 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Results Show Strength – and Limits – of the Modi Wave

NDTV | The elections in Maharashtra and Haryana have given the BJP cause to celebrate but the process of alliance-building with the Shiv Sena may not be smooth

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Upward mob-ility: As India prospers, it is getting more racist

TIMES OF INDIA | The mob violence against three African students in the national capital must serve as India’s ‘Nirbhaya moment’ on the issue of racism

October 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

आलेख : कैसे बने स्वच्छता का बुनियादी ढांचा?

NAI DUNIA |सार-संक्षेप यही है कि एक स्वच्छ भारत का निर्माण तब तक नहीं किया जा सकता, जब तक शहरों में एक आधुनिक सीवरेज प्रणाली और हर गांव-कस्बे में पाइप के जरिए जलप्रदाय की प्रणाली विकसित नहीं की जाती।

October 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

It’ll Take More Than Politicians With Brooms

NDTV | A laudable initiative but the idea that the cosmetic wielding of brooms by leaders and volunteers will provide cleaner and healthier living conditions is a cruel joke on India’s poor

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment