Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

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

The real Modi story…

Via Ruchira Gupta, Salil Tripathi in Mint exposes the hollow reality behind the impressive investment figures Narendra Modi has been touting as his big achievement in Gujarat. The key point … Continue reading

January 28, 2009 · 9 Comments

India Inc. and Modi

My friend and former colleague, Jyotirmaya Sharma, has written the best piece I’ve seen on the craven ‘Modi for PM’ slogans raised by Sunil Mittal, Ratan Tata and Anil Ambani … Continue reading

January 25, 2009 · 11 Comments

See me attack Coca Cola on PBS

I forgot I had given an interview to PBS a few months back on ground water depletion by Coca Cola in Rajasthan… Well, the programme with a couple of my … Continue reading

November 19, 2008 · 4 Comments

Dateline Beijing: Manmohan blames it on ‘casino’ capitalism, regulatory failure

The Prime Minister finally said what he should have been saying two years ago … 25 October 2008The Hindu Manmohan blames it on ‘casino’ capitalism, regulatory failure Siddharth Varadarajan Beijing: … Continue reading

October 25, 2008 · 1 Comment

Dateline Beijing: Manmohan Singh attacks speculators, warns of impact on real economy

Of course, critics of the Prime Minister are likely to ask why these sage words were not remembered when booming stock markets in India and the world created the impression … Continue reading

October 25, 2008 · 6 Comments

Dateline Beijing: Financial crisis to dominate Asia-Europe summit

Everyone agrees on the need for discussions, but solutions remain elusive … 24 October 2008The Hindu Financial crisis to dominate Asia-Europe summitSiddharth Varadarajan Beijing: With the omens of a global … Continue reading

October 24, 2008 · Leave a comment

BOOK REVIEW: The geopolitics of oil

Two books analyse the outlook of international oil and the shifting terrain of world power. 17 June 2008The HinduThe geopolitics of oil Siddharth Varadarajan UNITED STATES FOREIGN OIL POLICY SINCE … Continue reading

June 17, 2008 · Leave a comment

Neither flat nor round but bound

REVIEW: Ties that bind the world may not be easy to sever but global connections can be mediated. 22 April 2008The Hindu Neither flat nor round but bound SIDDHARTH VARADARAJAN … Continue reading

April 22, 2008 · Leave a comment

Indian capital and foreign policy – A preliminary exploration

Bandwagoning with unipolarity has been a trend, but there are limits 15 August 2007The HinduIndependent India at 60 Supplement Indian capital, foreign policyBandwagoning with unipolarity has been a trend, but … Continue reading

August 15, 2007 · 3 Comments

The Amorim interview: ‘We are changing the world’s geography’

On the eve of the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Foreign Ministers meeting in New Delhi, Brazil’s Foreign Minister Celso Amorim spoke to The Hindu about the future and significance of the … Continue reading

July 17, 2007 · Leave a comment

Brazil for IBSA link to Mercosur, SACU

Celso Amorim is the intellectual founder of the IBSA concept. Now he wants the three countries to create a “large economic space” linking Mercosur and Sacu as well. 17 July … Continue reading

July 17, 2007 · Leave a comment

The Brics/Bicsam/G5 summit idea takes hold…

The G8 forum of rich countries has limited utility for the developing world. 11 June 2007The Hindu Brazil proposes G5 summitSiddharth Varadarajan New Delhi: Though largely overshadowed by the brief … Continue reading

June 11, 2007 · Leave a comment

Myth and reality of ethanol and biofuels

Dateline Sao Paulo: Biofuel from sugarcane may have worked well for Brazil so far but the attempt to expand or replicate the model, especially using corn and other grains, will … Continue reading

June 2, 2007 · 3 Comments