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Siddharth Varadarajan is a journalist and senior fellow at the Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, New Delhi. He was until October 2013 the Editor of The Hindu. An economist by training, he studied at the London School of Economics and Columbia University and taught at New York University before returning to India to work as a journalist. He has been a visiting lecturer at the journalism school at the University of California, Berkeley and a Poynter Fellow at Yale University.
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Hope this finds you in good health. I have been an avid reader of your enlightening work since a long time. Your efficacious association with The Wire has had a deep and profound impact on me. I am a student of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, Punjab, which is organising another edition of TEDx, 2018. Our college would feel honoured and humbled, if you could bless us with your presence on the day as a part of the speaking panel. Is there an Email Address I can contact you on? Awaiting your positive reply.
Gazal Preet Kaur
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Also sir, totally digressing may i ask you a question. If you had to suggest one book for your son/daughter what would that be. Please dont think i am silly that i ask thisquestion in this page. Thanks
Why not start with my Gujarat book?!
Sir, i have been a huge follower of you since your days in The Hindu. People like you Venu MK Sainath Praveen Swamy Sandeep dikshit paranjoy Gorish nikam are the intellectual pillors on which the otherwise non sense political journalism is standing. Hope you all had as much commercial success as well(i am guessing that u r not as successful as say arnab goswami is. But would be happy if i am wrong) Please continue the amazing work.
Well written blog.keep it up
Siddharth….Never ever saw you before today’s panel discussion on NDTV, I enjoyed your opinion on Varanasi , AAP, and BJP because deep inside, I wished that is the way this election was 🙂 I wish you are true that there is a close battle in Benaras, which for me is also a definition of the meaning of India – if She is the hard working poor who find some time to remember their God or the rich and the prosperous who find a grandiose plan to establish the rule of God.
Siddharth, I have been a keen reader of your articles written in English over the last few years. But it’s only today that I discovered your felicity with the Hindi/Urdu language as I watched a panel discussion on NDTV. Very impressive ! Kudos ! Best, Sreepathy
Sir, this is a very nice blog. And I have to say, your articles are extremely well written and very apt on most occasions. Recently I wrote a piece on the problems of Indian democracy and I’d love for you to read it and give me feedback if possible. Is there an email id on which I could send you my article?
You can find my email address off my home page at the Shiv Nadar University site.
Sir, I’ve sent you an email on your gmail address as well as the Shiv Nadar University address. I apologize for this.
Should we make it compulsory for all to practise two religions and not just one as is the current practise? Would it help to bridge these gaps created by the leaders in our society ? The world is becoming flat and boundaries are vanishing.
Well, I don’t like the idea of “compulsory” but I remember a talk by Ashis Nandy once when he said the religion column in the Japanese census added up to more than 100 per cent because many japanese didn’t think of themselves as rigidly belonging to just one faith.
Fair. I only meant conscious efforts to promote the learning of a second religion just like a second language .
Nice blog you have here. 🙂
Thank you. Hope you mean it and are not spamming me to promote your own website!