Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

What Amit Shah Is Doing Wrong in Bihar and Bengal

NDTV |The political soil of Bengal, as well as Assam and Odisha, is fertile for the BJP – provided the party is willing to grow organically

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February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Make No Mistake. This Is Modi’s Defeat

NDTV | As we look beyond Delhi for the national implications of the BJP’s spectacular defeat, two questions loom large: one for the BJP, the other for the opposition

February 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Kejriwal’s Willingness to Say ‘Sorry’ Has Paid Off

NDTV | Whether AAP wins or not, it has dealt itself right back in to the political game

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

How BJP Killed Its Chances in Delhi

NDTV | Its 3M strategy — Modi, money and mud — has so far failed to make a dent in the Aam Aadmi Party’s growing popularity

February 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

Congress Reeling from Anti-Leadership of Gandhis

NDTV | Eight months on from its stunning defeat, the Congress still doesn’t know how to find its footing on the frightening new political terrain where it is placed

January 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Modi Scissorhands And The Future Of Films In India

HUFFINGTON POST | The government’s choices for the Censor Board plumb a new low even for a body prone to politicisation and patronage

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Year Of Living Aspirationally

OUTLOOK | Despite the upbeat feeling, things are seeming to stall. Modi’s one-man show and the mischief of saffron outfits are his biggest weakness.

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

What These Results Mean for Modi and BJP

NDTV | In both Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, the BJP will need allies to come to power

December 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

Compelling people to vote will empower big money, not citizens

TIMES OF INDIA | There are many problems with Indian democracy and the Indian electoral system that need fixing but compulsory voting is hardly the answer to these

November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

What His Cabinet Expansion Says About the PM

NDTV | You can tell the barrel of talent within the BJP is being scraped pretty thin when Modi has had to make ministers out of a sitting Chief Minister, leaders poached from other parties, and a back-room player from the RSS

November 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

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
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