Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

Piercing the MEA’s fog on Section 46 of supplier liability for nuclear accidents

The Ministry of External Affairs has released a deeply problematic document on the nuclear liability issue in an attempt to mollify US suppliers

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February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

आलेख : कैसे बने स्वच्छता का बुनियादी ढांचा?

NAI DUNIA |सार-संक्षेप यही है कि एक स्वच्छ भारत का निर्माण तब तक नहीं किया जा सकता, जब तक शहरों में एक आधुनिक सीवरेज प्रणाली और हर गांव-कस्बे में पाइप के जरिए जलप्रदाय की प्रणाली विकसित नहीं की जाती।

October 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Fatal Flaw in the Bill on Judges

NDTV | The changes being contemplated will affect the Indian judiciary – and the Indian polity and society — for years to come. It’s best to get them right.

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Modi and Sharif Must Now Walk The Talk

NDTV | It is in India’s interest to pro-actively help craft a new architecture for renewed dialogue with Pakistan

May 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

The best democracy that money can buy

Should we worry that Modi may be spending as much on advertising as Obama spent on his entire 2012 campaign?

April 30, 2014 · 12 Comments

Skip the apology Modi saheb, tell us about Kodnani

The exertions of journalists who interviewed Modi have been as weak as the SIT’s which questioned him on the riots.

April 16, 2014 · 23 Comments

Can the BJP and its allies cross 272?

Opinion poll predictions for UP and other states suggest they might but a pinch of salt should be kept handy.

April 15, 2014 · 9 Comments

The cult of cronyism

Who does Narendra Modi really represent and what does his phenomenal rise in Indian politics as election front-runner signify?

March 27, 2014 · 80 Comments

What the 2013 results mean for 2014

8 pm, 8 December 2013 NDTV What the 2013 results mean for 2014 Siddharth Varadarajan The results of the 2013 assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Osama’s killing will not affect India-Pakistan talks

Despite the initial outburst of triumphalism from New Delhi over the discovery and killing of Osama bin Laden in the Pakistani cantonment town of Abbottabad, the Indian government is not … Continue reading

May 4, 2011 · 1 Comment

India, Pakistan facing ‘last chance’ for dialogue

If there is no progress now, relations may slowly deteriorate … 15 July 2009The Hindu India, Pakistan facing ‘last chance’ for dialogue Siddharth Varadarajan Sharm-el-Sheikh,(Egypt): The legal status of Lashkar-e-Taiba … Continue reading

July 16, 2009 · 2 Comments

Nuclear update: 123 @ Senate

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has marked the 123 agreement up to the Senate but done so in a way that India does not like. As I predicted, implementation of … Continue reading

September 24, 2008 · 5 Comments

Low tide alert

I will be on vacation for two weeks so don’t be alarmed if there’s very little activity here!

September 23, 2008 · 8 Comments

This is a really big deal

The Government of India has massively upped its estimate of the amount of megawattage it intends to buy from American nuclear vendors. That means essentially Westinghouse-Toshiba and GE-Hitachi. Of course, … Continue reading

September 20, 2008 · 5 Comments
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