Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

This war can’t be won by mines and bullets

It is not litigants who’ve gone to court seeking the rehabilitation of civilians or ‘civil society activists’ but the Maoists and the State who must answer for the deaths of … Continue reading

May 19, 2010 · 6 Comments

Jyotirmaya Sharma on Arundhati Roy’s Bureau of Moral Certification

In 2000, the historian Ramachandra Guha wrote a withering critique of Arundhati Roy, calling her the ‘Arun Shourie of the Left’. Guha attacked her essay on the Narmada project and … Continue reading

May 1, 2010 · 9 Comments

A typical Chhattisgarh story

I just received this open letter by email. it is written by Alban Toppo, a young lawyer working in Bastar in Chhattisgarh, a no-rights zone in the world’s largest democracy … Continue reading

December 19, 2009 · 7 Comments

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