Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

India to make fresh proposals on Iran pipeline

Pranab leaves for Tehran today for joint commission meet and though concerns remain over the cost, project structure and security of the gas pipeline, Indian officials say India intends seriously … Continue reading

October 31, 2008 · 1 Comment

Iran replies to Indian ‘non-paper’ on gas pipeline

Given the lack of urgency New Delhi is displaying in finalising the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project, Tehran has sent across a note with new proposals aimed at addressing lingering Indian … Continue reading

July 29, 2008 · 3 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: The geopolitics of oil

Two books analyse the outlook of international oil and the shifting terrain of world power. 17 June 2008The HinduThe geopolitics of oil Siddharth Varadarajan UNITED STATES FOREIGN OIL POLICY SINCE … Continue reading

June 17, 2008 · Leave a comment

Why Iran matters to U.S.

Two new books chronicle the ‘crude’ reality of U.S. policies towards oil-rich regions in the world 31 July 2007The Hindu Why Iran matters to U.S.Siddharth Varadarajan IRAN OIL: The New … Continue reading

July 31, 2007 · 1 Comment

Myth and reality of ethanol and biofuels

Dateline Sao Paulo: Biofuel from sugarcane may have worked well for Brazil so far but the attempt to expand or replicate the model, especially using corn and other grains, will … Continue reading

June 2, 2007 · 3 Comments

Peace pipeline: Iran for tripartite summit

However, the need for talks on gas pricing, project structure underscored. 8 February 2007The Hindu ‘Peace pipeline’: Iran for tripartite summit Siddharth Varadarajan TEHRAN: As technical negotiations on the proposed … Continue reading

February 8, 2007 · 1 Comment

Myanmar will sell India gas "only if reserves permit"

India has agreed to sell weapons to Myanmar’s military rulers. But it is still not clear whether it will get gas in return. 22 January 2007The Hindu “Gas for India … Continue reading

January 22, 2007 · Leave a comment

Pipelines should carry energy, not project power

A major international seminar in Delhi saw experts discussing the enormous potential for energy and transport links between South Asia and Central Asia. 29 November 2006The Hindu Experts call for … Continue reading

November 29, 2006 · Leave a comment

Iran: Gas, gas everywhere but not a bit to sell

Caught between the Great Satan of sanctions and the Deep Blue Sea of indecisiveness and bad planning, Iran’s enormous gas reserves remain hugely under-utilised. 26 August 2006The Hindu Gas, gas … Continue reading

August 27, 2006 · 3 Comments

Ahmadinejad keen on energy ties with India

“Our relationship not one to be affected by a mistake”. 10 August 2006The Hindu Ahmadinejad keen on energy ties with India Iranian parliament’s views on LNG deal will be known … Continue reading

August 10, 2006 · Leave a comment

Looking beyond the nuclear deal

The inaugural issue of TERI’s new energy newsletter, Energy Security Insights has just come out. With articles by TERI Director R.K. Pachauri, the Department of Atomic Energy’s Anil Kakodkar and … Continue reading

March 29, 2006 · 1 Comment

The U.S. and the Iran pipeline: Did Bush really blink?

For the first time in ages, my old newspaper, the Times of India, has a thoughtful piece on foreign policy with Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph analysing the … Continue reading

March 14, 2006 · 4 Comments

Was Bush speech a warning on separation?

Relegating India to status of `recipient state’ in the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership seen as pressure tactic. 1 March 2006The Hindu NEWS ANALYSISWas Bush speech a warning on separation?Siddharth Varadarajan … Continue reading

March 1, 2006 · 1 Comment

Bush nuclear plan demotes India

On the eve of his visit to Delhi, President Bush has revealed the true intent behind the U.S. offer of civil nuclear cooperation with India: as a “recipient” country, the … Continue reading

February 24, 2006 · 7 Comments