Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

Time not right for ending stimulus: Manmohan

Reclaiming India’s traditional mantle as the spokesperson for developing country interests, Manmohan Singh has made a string pitch for continuing the G20’s stimulus measures till at least 2010… 25 September … Continue reading

September 25, 2009 · 1 Comment

Remember G20, ‘Smoky City’ is where global warming started

A picture of darkness at noon… Downtown Pittsburgh lit by street lights during daytime in 1940. This is the backstory of climate change… 25 September 2009The Hindu Remember G20, ‘Smoky … Continue reading

September 25, 2009 · 3 Comments

G20 considering ‘peer review’ by IMF

We’ll know by tommorrow what the G20 decide but the U.S. hosts have floated some ideas… 25 September 2009The Hindu G20 considering ‘peer review’ by IMF Siddharth Varadarajan Pittsburgh: Though … Continue reading

September 25, 2009 · Leave a comment

India sees battle ahead for future of G20

Before the reform agenda is won, new issues are being raised in the run up to the Pittsburgh summit … And what better place to parry Western pressure on climate … Continue reading

September 23, 2009 · Leave a comment

India says financial crisis gives NAM new relevance

“A moral force for equitable transformation of today’s world” … 16 July 2009The Hindu India says financial crisis gives NAM new relevance Siddharth Varadarajan Sharm-el-Sheikh: Calling the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) … Continue reading

July 16, 2009 · 1 Comment

Go easy with the family silver

Privatisation is not a panacea for either the fiscal deficit or the observed inefficiencies of the public sector… 9 July 2009The Hindu Go easy with the family silver Privatisation is … Continue reading

July 9, 2009 · 9 Comments

Political logic of budget is that welfarism pays

The human face of reforms won Congress the election, so the ‘inhuman face’ must wait… 7 July 2009The Hindu Political logic of budget is that welfarism pays Siddharth Varadarajan New … Continue reading

July 7, 2009 · 2 Comments

‘BRIC should create conditions for fairer world order’

Dateline Yekaterinburg: Brazil, Russia, India, China stress financial, agricultural and strategic aspect of new grouping … 17 June 2009The Hindu ‘BRIC should create conditions for fairer world order’ Siddharth Varadarajan … Continue reading

June 17, 2009 · Leave a comment

Dateline Yekaterinburg: Manmohan, Zardari set to break the ice as SCO, BRIC meet

Manmohan Singh has arrived in Yekaterinburg (nee Sverdlovsk) for three days of hectic diplomacy centred around the Brazil, Russia, India, China summit and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. But those interactions … Continue reading

June 16, 2009 · 1 Comment

BRIC is not a bloc but a soft balancer

Brazil, Russia, India and China will make their debut as a joint political act next week. Here’s why the world may never be the same again… 13 June 2009The Hindu … Continue reading

June 13, 2009 · 2 Comments

SCO and BRIC both crucial, says India

The Indian foreign secretary on why the Prime Minister is going to the SCO and BRIC summits in Russia… 13 June 2009The Hindu SCO and BRIC both crucial, says IndiaSpecial … Continue reading

June 13, 2009 · Leave a comment

India walking away from its place in the sun

The government has to be more energetic in promoting Indian economic interests even if this means treading on the toes of “strategic partners” like the United States… 11 June 2009The … Continue reading

June 11, 2009 · 2 Comments

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

Dateline Orissa: In Kalahandi, battle for livelihood trumps war for votes

An open challenge to those who speak of development as an inclusive process… 13 April 2009The Hindu ELECTIONS 2009In Kalahandi, battle for livelihood trumps war for votes Siddharth Varadarajan Of … Continue reading

April 13, 2009 · 3 Comments