B.G. Sidharth is an organizer of crackpot symposia, a fractal space-time enthusiast, and was on the editorial board of Chaos, Solitons and Fractals (CSF) before Elsevier fired them all. He has published 43 papers in CSF, many of them downloadable as PDFs from the arXiv. 31 of them cite El Naschie.
On the legendary SCIAM archive, there is a 21 July 2008 comment in which an El Naschie sockpuppet talks about Sidharth:
Fractal spacetime is not only in France. In fact there is a powerful school of fractal spacetime led by the outstanding Indian Physicist B. G. Sidharth. Prof. Sidharth is one of the first to realize the power of El Naschie's Cantorian spacetime. He also participated in several conferences in India and overseas where fractal spacetime and cantorian geometry were featured strongly. He has written many books and the last of which is a monograph titled: "The Universe of Fluctuations" in 2005 and was published by Springer, Heidelberg, Germany. Ominously on page 42, he reviewed both "Scale Relativity" of Laurent Nottale and "Cantorian spacetime" of M. S. El Naschie. About 6 years ago the Berla Institute in Hyderabad, India honored Prof. El Naschie for his outstanding achievement connected to particle physics and cantorian fractal spacetime.
In fact there is another book by Kluwer Academic, Published by Plenum titled "Frontiers of Fundamental Physics" and edited by Prof. Sidharth. The first paper in this book is by Nobel Laureate Gerardus 'tHooft and on page 65 there is a paper by Prof. Laurent Nottale, the French Astrophysicist, called "Scale relativity and non-differential fractal spacetime". There are also 2 papers by Prof. El Naschie in this same book. One is: " 'tHooft dimension regularization implies transfinite heterotic string theory and dimensional transmutations" and the second paper: "The cantorian gravity coupling constant 1/126.1803398".
From all of the above, I conclude that the theory of Fractal and Cantorian spacetime and from which Sidharth developed another version called "Fuzzy spacetime" , is a powerful theory and well-established since many years, although it is mildly ignored in Europe and the States. I really don't understand the reason for that? Some have advanced the theory that scientists from the developing world have simply the wrong names and addresses. [Classic El Naschie.] This would be truly a sad time for Science. I only hope that Scientific American which represents everything that is excellent about America will prove these opinions wrong. We are sure that America will continue to lead the world and that a wonderful window of change will be coming in the form of possibly a most wonderful leader of America to come, Barrack Obama.
The blog has a testimonials section that's a little amusing:
Prof. A. Kholodenko of U.S. wrote, “...your interpretation of the QCD generated mass spectrum is absolutely astonishing... [your results] are of central importance…” The work has been described by Prof. L. Nottale, Director, Research, CNRS, France as important and constituting breakthroughs. According to a prominent Editor-in-chief of a very prestigious journal [o_O avoiding the use of El Naschie's name], the work will get the highest distinctions available for Theoretical Physics, or is much admired in the words of Prof. John Madore. Another reviewer wrote, “During the last years Dr. Sidharth has devoted his investigations in very interesting and important aspects of Fundamental Physics and has brought to light intriguing features of the nature of the Universe...”, while Dr. John Hartnett of Australia calls this work ”excellent”. Nobel Laureate Prof. I. Prigogine described the work as “Very interesting” [:)] and, “ I agree with you that spacetime has a stochastic underpinning.” In the words of the famous physicist, P.T. Landsberg, “I found your work most engrossing and there is much there which I should like to learn about… to read these chapters was a stimulating experience…” Dr. O. Doctorow characterizes Sidharth as “a creative genius and nonconformist” while according to Prof. Walter Greiner while the papers are sometimes on the short side, each one carries a very novel and innovative idea. Robert Paster, in his 2006 book, New Physics and the Mind, devotes an entire Chapter to this work and notes, “Sidharth’s work is of great intellectual breadth and depth...”
I think Sidharth is distancing himself from El Naschie, whose name appears only once on the blog page, in a place where he can't avoid using it without omitting an important self-citation:
BOOKS BY B.G. SIDHARTH
7. “The New Cosmology”, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals Special Issue, Eds., J.V. Narlikar, B.G. Sidharth and M.S. El Naschie, 2003