Editors Guild Condemns ABVP Threats to Siddharth Vardarajan

  New Delhi: In a statement issued on Saturday, the Editors Guild of India strongly condemned “the blatant acts of intimidation and threats to Siddharth Varadarajan, Editor of The Wire, by student members of the ABVP in Allahabad University that forced the police to intervene to escort him to safety.” Varadarajan had been invited to deliver a public lecture on ‘Loktantra, media aur abhivyakti ki … Continue reading Editors Guild Condemns ABVP Threats to Siddharth Vardarajan

What money can buy – Siddharth Varadarajan

      The 2014 election is a reminder of the one big loophole in India’s election rules designed to favour parties backed by the rich: While individual candidates are not allowed to spend more than Rs. 54-70 lakh, there is no limit to what political parties may spend to promote their overall electoral prospects. Parties are only obliged to report their expenditure on general election propaganda to … Continue reading What money can buy – Siddharth Varadarajan