Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

Interview: ‘Iran hopes President Obama can deliver on his promises’

If diplomacy continues, it is possible to reach an agreement on the U.S.-led proposal for the exchange of nuclear fuel, says Iran’s Foreign Minister… 17 November 2009The Hindu ‘Iran hopes … Continue reading

November 17, 2009 · Leave a comment

ElBaradei: The reality is that India will remain outside the NPT

Nuclear weapon states must recognise the inextricable link between nonproliferation and disarmament, says IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei… 7 October 2009The Hindu ‘The reality is that India will remain outside the … Continue reading

October 7, 2009 · Leave a comment

The ElBaradei interview: ‘Language of force is not helpful on Iran issue’

Tehran should be more transparent but its nuclear programme does not pose a threat that is imminent, says IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei…. 3 October 2009The Hindu ‘Language of force is … Continue reading

October 3, 2009 · Leave a comment

Madhav Kumar Nepal: ‘Let the Maoists sit in opposition’

“Integration of combatants will be based on letter and spirit of past agreements” … In an exclusive interview to The Hindu on the eve of his first official visit to … Continue reading

August 18, 2009 · Leave a comment

Watch me on the new government’s challenges @ CNN-IBN

I took part in an interesting hour-long discussion on CNN-IBN last night with Kapil Sibal and Lord Meghnad Desai on the new government’s challenges. We spoke about the economy, reform, … Continue reading

May 18, 2009 · 7 Comments

The Prachanda Interview Pt. II: ‘The perception that Nepal is tilting to China is exaggerated’

The Maoists want an integrated Nepal army to be loyal to the state, not their own party, insists Prime Minister Prachanda in the second and final part of his interview … Continue reading

May 12, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Prachanda Interview Pt. I: ‘India should have defended civilian supremacy in Nepal’

Allowing the military chief to prevail today will condemn the country to a fate similar to Pakistan, says Nepal’s Prime Minister, Prachanda… 11 May 2009The Hindu ‘India should have defended … Continue reading

May 11, 2009 · 2 Comments

Interview: ‘Financial crisis has highlighted the importance of state, social protection’

The failure of the Washington Consensus is leading countries in Latin America to look for more progressive leaders, says Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet… 19 March 2009The Hindu ‘The financial crisis … Continue reading

March 19, 2009 · 11 Comments

Some tips from Jaipur for aspiring commentators

While I was in Jaipur to speak at the Literary Festival last week, a young blogger, Aayush Soni, interviewed me on a bunch of issues from how to become a … Continue reading

January 29, 2009 · 5 Comments

Hear me on the Mumbai dossier @ NPR

Melissa Block from National Public Radio spoke to me on her news programme, All Things Considered’, about the dossier of evidence India has handed over to Pakistan. You can listen … Continue reading

January 8, 2009 · Leave a comment

Watch me on the 123 @ CNBC tonight

I joined Karan Thapar’s panel this evening on the 123 Agreement by telephone from New York. The other panelists were Ambassador Lalit Mansingh and Ambassador K.S. Bajpai. I believe the … Continue reading

September 30, 2008 · 2 Comments

India and the NSG: An interview

After interviewing others, it’s nice when somebody wants to interview you! The India office of the Heinrich Boll Foundation — the foundation run by the Greens in Germany — approached … Continue reading

August 20, 2008 · 5 Comments

The Assad interview transcript

The interview lasted more than 45 minutes and we covered a lot of ground — Syria’s indirect peace talks with Israel, Israel’s attack on a suspected ‘nuclear’ site in Syria, … Continue reading

June 12, 2008 · Leave a comment

Interview: ‘India can bring balance to Middle East peace process’

At 42, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria is the youngest head of state in West Asia and also one of its most influential. On the eve of his visit to … Continue reading

June 12, 2008 · Leave a comment