Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

India won’t wait for 123 to sign deals with France, Russia

As the 123 goes to Capitol Hill and Bush serves notice that the Bush administration does not consider its fuel supply assurances to be legally binding, Indian sources say riders, … Continue reading

September 14, 2008 · 1 Comment

Gov/1621 – The full text

Article 29 of the Indian safeguards agreement ties the termination of the agreement to the conditions outlined in an obscure document of the IAEA Governing Board. I am now making … Continue reading

July 14, 2008 · 2 Comments

On sabbatical

Beginning this week, I have temporarily relocated to the University of California, Berkeley, where I will be teaching a course at the Graduate School of Journalism in the Fall semester. … Continue reading

August 30, 2007 · 3 Comments

You can subscribe now!

In response to queries, I’ve finally figured out how to put in a subscription button on this site. If you want to receive my latest posts when they are put … Continue reading

August 24, 2006 · 1 Comment

Media inquiries

If you are a print or web-based news organisation looking for a quote on any of the subjects I cover, please drop me an email at sv1965[at] Many of my … Continue reading

March 15, 2006 · Leave a comment

Why comments are moderated

The intention is not to curb free speech or hostile responses — as you can see from many of the comments which appear — but merely to block libelous posts, … Continue reading

February 28, 2006 · Leave a comment

It’s time for boldness on the Siachen issue

The India-Pakistan peace process will get the credibility and longevity it needs if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pervez Musharraf find a way to bring their soldiers down from … Continue reading

September 14, 2005 · 1 Comment

Take me to the sea

Of all the sins visited upon the people of Palestine by Israel, and there are many, the one I find truly unforgivable is the fact that Palestinians who lived a … Continue reading

September 13, 2005 · Leave a comment

The final levee has given way…

As if the official ineptitude of the Bush administration in the aftermath of Katrina and the callousness of the Bush family were not enough to digest, a U.S. Federal appeals … Continue reading

September 12, 2005 · 5 Comments

Hurriyat and the Government: Dialogue in search of common ground

5 September 2005The Hindu Zero tolerance towards human rights violations and terrorist violence is the most important CBM that the Government and the Hurriyat must agree upon.See text of statement … Continue reading

September 5, 2005 · 6 Comments

Modi, the U.S. and visa power

Date:21/03/2005 Opinion – Leader Page Articles Modi, the U.S., and visa power By Siddharth Varadarajan If the BJP believes it is a victim of U.S. double standards, it has … Continue reading

March 21, 2005 · Leave a comment

No intention to end energy projects in Iran: Japan

19 March 2005The Hindu No intention to end energy projects in Iran: Japan By Siddharth Varadarajan NEW DELHI, MARCH 18. Despite the United States’ well-known concern about third countries investing … Continue reading

March 19, 2005 · Leave a comment

Rice brings reality check on India-U.S. ties

Date:17/03/2005 Opinion – News Analysis Rice brings reality check on India-U.S. ties By Siddharth Varadarajan NEW DELHI, MARCH 16. In publicly expressing her concerns about the Iran-India gas pipeline … Continue reading

March 17, 2005 · Leave a comment

Meerut massacre: No light at end of tunnel

15 March 2005The Hindu Meerut massacre: No light at end of tunnelBy Siddharth Varadarajan NEW DELHI, MARCH 14. More than two years after the Supreme Court — anguished by endless … Continue reading

March 15, 2005 · Leave a comment