Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

So Everyone’s a Censor Now

Increasingly, we don’t know where to draw the line between protest and the forcible imposition of one’s views on others

October 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Results Show Strength – and Limits – of the Modi Wave

NDTV | The elections in Maharashtra and Haryana have given the BJP cause to celebrate but the process of alliance-building with the Shiv Sena may not be smooth

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Upward mob-ility: As India prospers, it is getting more racist

TIMES OF INDIA | The mob violence against three African students in the national capital must serve as India’s ‘Nirbhaya moment’ on the issue of racism

October 4, 2014 · 1 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

It’ll Take More Than Politicians With Brooms

NDTV | A laudable initiative but the idea that the cosmetic wielding of brooms by leaders and volunteers will provide cleaner and healthier living conditions is a cruel joke on India’s poor

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Jayalalithaa’s Sentence Means for Tamil Nadu

NDTV | Of course, the role of ‘Amma’ as leader and political totem for the AIADMK and its government will not diminish.

September 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

For Obama Meeting, Where’s Modi’s Strategic Agenda?

NDTV | Nowhere has the PM spelled out a vision for where India would like to move its relationship with the United States over the next five years.

September 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Modi is unlikely to set the Potomac on fire

QUARTZ | The NRI event in New York is important for Modi because it will allow the marketing of his visit to the U.S. as a triumph even if there is no major diplomatic takeaway

September 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Nuclear law is asset, not liability

ECONOMIC TIMES | India’s approach will increase insurance costs but lead to a more rational nuclear-conventional mix

September 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Will Modi-Xi Succeed in Doing What Their Predecessors Couldn’t?

NDTV | They may well have a five-year window but political time does have a way of flying faster than a normal calendar.

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why the BJP won’t go easy on its communal plank despite this week’s drubbing

QUARTZ | The BJP’s appetite for communal politics may actually be increased by the setbacks it has suffered

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Debate: How far can India and China go?

NDTV HINDI | Ravish is one of the best anchors in the business. I took part in his show on the eve of Xi Jinping’s visit and was impressed with the ground he covered.

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Look at China with confidence, not anxiety

MINT | From India’s perspective, Xi Jinping needs to ensure the preservation of peace and tranquility along the boundary

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

By-election Results Strengthen Modi, Weaken BJP

NDTV | Another way of looking at the results is that the “normal” pattern of party politics appears to be asserting itself.

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment