Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

When Jayanthi Natarajan Found Her Conscience

NDTV | Had her ‘letter bomb’ been drafted before word leaked of the CBI being unleashed against her, it might have had greater explosive charge.

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Attack on the Right to Liberty

MINT | The Greenpeace activist is entitled to her view. The government was at fault when it stopped her from going abroad without just cause

January 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

NGO had warned of crash risk at Mangalore airport

I have no idea about the work or credibility of the Environment Support Group and Leo Saldhana in Mangalore but the fact that they had filed a PIL in 1997 … Continue reading

May 22, 2010 · 4 Comments

Water as the carrier of concord with Pakistan

If Islamabad can win New Delhi’s trust by cracking down on terror, it could pave the way for the two sides to work together for optimum development of the Indus … Continue reading

February 25, 2010 · 3 Comments

Shyam Saran quits in changed policy climate

Whatever the trigger, Mr. Saran is the second high-profile climate negotiator to exit the stage after crossing swords with the United States… 20 February 2010The Hindu Shyam Saran quits in … Continue reading

February 20, 2010 · 6 Comments

Worst possible outcome at Copenhagen?

So says the Centre for Science and Environment in Delhi, quite persuasively, in my opinion … 19 December 2009CSE Worst possible outcome at Copenhagen, says CSE. Climate meet is a … Continue reading

December 19, 2009 · 18 Comments

Climate change lessons from a Nobel prize winner

Averting the tragedy of the atmospheric commons will require binding, equitable arrangements between countries, big and small. If only this year’s Peace prize winner listens to Elinor Olstrom… 14 October … Continue reading

October 14, 2009 · 7 Comments

Remember G20, ‘Smoky City’ is where global warming started

A picture of darkness at noon… Downtown Pittsburgh lit by street lights during daytime in 1940. This is the backstory of climate change… 25 September 2009The Hindu Remember G20, ‘Smoky … Continue reading

September 25, 2009 · 3 Comments

India sees battle ahead for future of G20

Before the reform agenda is won, new issues are being raised in the run up to the Pittsburgh summit … And what better place to parry Western pressure on climate … Continue reading

September 23, 2009 · Leave a comment