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Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist, Founding Editor of The Wire, Political Analyst

Siddharth Varadarajan is a journalist, editor, political analyst, and academic. He is one of the founding editors of Indian news website The Wire. He is the former editor of Indian national daily The Hindu. He has reported on the NATO war against Yugoslavia, the destruction of the Bamyan Buddhas by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq, the civil war and peace process in Nepal, and the crisis in Kashmir. Varadarajan has edited a book titled Gujarat:The Making of a Tragedy which is about the 2002 Gujarat riots and co-authored Nonalignment 2.0. He was also a member of the Expert Group on International Humanitarian Law, formed by the Indian Society for International Law to make recommendations to the Government of India on ratifying the optional protocols to the Geneva Conventions.