Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

Closed encounters of the ominous kind

TIMES OF INDIA | The future of the rule of law, and indeed of democracy in India, will rest on the ability of the courts to do justice in the Sohrabuddin, Kauserbi and Prajapati cases

January 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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

The buck must stop at the very top

The SIT’s decision to question Narendra Modi for the Gujarat riots underlines the reason why the new Communal Violence Bill must embrace the doctrine of command responsibility … 20 March … Continue reading

March 21, 2010 · 17 Comments

Modi’s ‘action-reaction’ quote

After taking on some apologists for Narendra Modi on Twitter, I realised the limitation of the 140 character limit for responses. These guys will probably never be satisfied… As I … Continue reading

October 27, 2009 · 24 Comments

Media ethics and the SIT report on Gujarat

Reporters should be careful about claiming to have “access” to explosive confidential documents when all they might have are a few paragraphs selectively planted on them by vested interests. SIDDHARTH … Continue reading

May 13, 2009 · 3 Comments

The real Modi story…

Via Ruchira Gupta, Salil Tripathi in Mint exposes the hollow reality behind the impressive investment figures Narendra Modi has been touting as his big achievement in Gujarat. The key point … Continue reading

January 28, 2009 · 9 Comments

India Inc. and Modi

My friend and former colleague, Jyotirmaya Sharma, has written the best piece I’ve seen on the craven ‘Modi for PM’ slogans raised by Sunil Mittal, Ratan Tata and Anil Ambani … Continue reading

January 25, 2009 · 11 Comments

I salute you Geetaben, from the bottom of my heart

18 April 2002The Times of India The Mask is Off A Tale of Two Hindus By Siddharth Varadarajan Two weeks ago, the resident editor of The Times of India in … Continue reading

April 18, 2002 · 8 Comments