Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

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

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

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

Modi, Gita and the Dharma of a Prime Minister

NDTV | He should worry about the activities of his communal friends, not the imagined sins of ‘secular’ foes

September 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

When justice becomes the victim

A newly released report by Stanford Law School on riots and justice in Gujarat says the conviction rate for the 2002 riots is 15-times lower than the national average

May 9, 2014 · 12 Comments

Azam Khan’s poison tongue

Azam Khan wanted to drive fence-sitting Hindus into the BJP’s arms in order to ensure fence-sitting Muslims stay with SP.

April 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

Skip the apology Modi saheb, tell us about Kodnani

The exertions of journalists who interviewed Modi have been as weak as the SIT’s which questioned him on the riots.

April 16, 2014 · 23 Comments

Votes and vengeance

Despite the talk of ‘development’, Amit Shah’s speeches suggest that hate remains a key mobilising tool for the BJP campaign.

April 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

The cult of cronyism

Who does Narendra Modi really represent and what does his phenomenal rise in Indian politics as election front-runner signify?

March 27, 2014 · 81 Comments

Inscribed In Cold-Hearted Ink

Indians knows it’s the rare inquiry commission or SIT that ends up saying or finding something that brings justice. This book drives home that tragic point, mercilessly.

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

A bill to settle a terrible debt

For decades, the victims of communal and targeted violence have been denied protections of law that the rest of us take for granted. It’s time to end this injustice… 22 … Continue reading

June 22, 2011 · 6 Comments

Force of faith trumps law and reason in Ayodhya case

Legal, social and political repercussions likely to be damaging … 1 October 2010The Hindu NEWS ANALYSIS Force of faith trumps law and reason in Ayodhya case Legal, social and political … Continue reading

October 1, 2010 · 50 Comments

Your riot was worse than mine

When politics and double standards take charge, it is the victims of communal violence who suffer, be they the Sikhs of Delhi, the Muslims of Gujarat or the Pandits of … Continue reading

March 31, 2010 · 10 Comments

Police officer to testify against Advani in Babri case

Anju Gupta, a police officer who was assigned to keep track of L.K Advani’s movements and meetings, will stand as a witness against the BJP leader in court… 25 March … Continue reading

March 25, 2010 · Leave a comment