Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

"Safeguards, end to U.S. restrictions must be interlocking actions"

M.R. Srinivasan, member of the Atomic Energy Commission, spells out his worries about new conditions being imposed on India by the U.S. Congress in its draft law authorising the resumption … Continue reading

July 27, 2006 · Leave a comment

Baburam Bhattarai: The King is down but not out

In an interview conducted over the telephone, Baburam Bhattarai, senior member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), says implementation of the peace … Continue reading

May 12, 2006 · 1 Comment

Transcript of the complete Prachanda interview

For those interested, I have uploaded the entire verbatim transcript of my interview with Prachanda, leader of the Nepali Maoists. That’s all 8,000 words of it, as posted on the … Continue reading

February 10, 2006 · 6 Comments

"Multiparty democracy in Nepal will be message to Indian Naxalites"

In the second and final part of this exclusive interview with The Hindu, Maoist leader Prachanda provides his evaluation of the role of India, China, and the United States in … Continue reading

February 10, 2006 · 1 Comment

Prachanda: From people’s war to competitive democracy

Bespectacled and greying, 52-year-old Prachanda looks and sounds distinctly professorial. His measured tone and quiet demeanour bear no resemblance to the fearsome descriptions propagated by his royalist detractors. When I … Continue reading

February 9, 2006 · Leave a comment

Maoist leader unveils road map for change in Nepal

In an exclusive interview to The Hindu — conducted recently over an hour and a half at an undisclosed location — Prachanda hails India’s “positive stand” against autocratic monarchy but … Continue reading

February 8, 2006 · Leave a comment

Coming to terms with nuclear regime change

Reviled by some in India as the “ayatollahs of non-proliferation”, Michael Krepon of the Stimson Center and Leonard Spector of the Centre for Nonproliferation Studies are leading the charge against … Continue reading

January 28, 2006 · 1 Comment

Living up to the legacy of Nuremberg

With 100 states on board, the International Criminal Court is slowly negotiating the hurdle of universality. But with major countries like the United States (and India) outside its purview, how … Continue reading

December 12, 2005 · 3 Comments

Interview with Amartya Sen: Arguments for a better world

14 August 2005The Hindu Arguments for a better world SIDDHARTH VARADARAJAN Amartya Sen’s new book, The Argumentative Indian, is an original journey into the history of ideas. He says India’s … Continue reading

August 14, 2005 · 5 Comments

Universities must heed wake up call: Interview with Deepak Nayyar

Date:16/05/2005 Opinion – Leader Page Articles `Universities must heed wake up call’ Deepak Nayyar‘s tenure as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi ended on Sunday. In a farewell interview, … Continue reading

May 16, 2005 · 2 Comments