Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

Nepal, India and the long shadow of Moriarty

America’s ambassador in Kathmandu, James Moriarty, has denounced an agreement between the Maoists and the Nepalese parliamentary parties that New Delhi sets much store by. [Coincidence: Both men pictured here … Continue reading

February 22, 2006 · 3 Comments

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

India and Nepal: A policy in search of a rationale

Date:14/05/2005 Opinion – Leader Page Articles A policy in search of a rationale Siddharth Varadarajan With the Foreign and Defence Ministries at loggerheads, it isn’t surprising that India took … Continue reading

May 14, 2005 · 2 Comments

It’s official: India to send arms to Nepal

10 May 2005The Hindu Front Page It’s official: India to send arms to Nepal Siddharth Varadarajan CCS cleared first shipment on Friday NEW DELHI: The on-again, off-again status of arms … Continue reading

May 10, 2005 · Leave a comment

India does U-turn on arms supply to Nepal

24 April 2005The Hindu Front Page India does a U-turn on arms supply to Nepal, delivery soon Siddharth Varadarajan Democracy will be restored sooner than later, King Gyanendra tells Manmohan … Continue reading

April 24, 2005 · Leave a comment