On July 22, I received the Ramnath Goenka Award for Journalist of the Year (Print) for 2008-9 from the President of India, Pratibha Devisingh Patil. The award was for my work in 2007-2008.
This is the citation, as read out at the ceremony:
JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR (PRINT)
Siddharth Varadarajan of The Hindu: For his consistent reporting of strategic affairs — on the Indian Safeguards Agreement process at the IAEA and the Nuclear Supplies Group and on the last-minute wrinkles in the 123 agreement. And for his insightful analysis, and often contrarian perspective, of the strategic policy establishment.
The image above is from the Indian Express of July 25, 2010.