What's eating Indian sport CANDID TALK

What's eating Indian sport

Cricket is considered to be a gentleman’s game. In India, it is regulated by a nonprofit...

By Vinod Rai | December 24, 2017
Sachidananda Murthy

Sachidananda Murthy

Sachidananda Murthy, Resident Editor of Malayala Manorama, New Delhi, is an expert on international and national politics, and governance. He has been with THE WEEK since its launch in 1982.


  • Uneasy partnership

    Uneasy partnership

    By Sachidananda Murthy | December 17, 2017

    Chandrababu Naidu has once again tried to raise the stakes on the special package for Andhra Pradesh. He says he is upset at the way his partner, the BJP, is treating the...

  • School for security

    School for security

    By Sachidananda Murthy | December 10, 2017

    The Central Industrial Security Force which guards hundreds of Central government installations, including nuclear reactors, oil refineries, airports and government offices has...

  • Venturing into villages

    Venturing into villages

    By Sachidananda Murthy | December 03, 2017

    The prime minister’s desire to develop smart cities and model villages has evoked lukewarm response from parliamentarians, including his own party colleagues. Reports say MPs,...

  • Should Swaraj delegate?

    Should Swaraj delegate?

    By Sachidananda Murthy | November 26, 2017

    Ajay Bisaria has become India’s high commissioner to Pakistan at a time when relations are at a low ebb. He began his international career in Moscow when the Cold War ended and...

  • Reluctant raise

    Reluctant raise

    By Sachidananda Murthy | November 19, 2017

    There are thorns in the bed of roses occupied by holders of constitutional offices. The Supreme Court gave expression to it the other day when it asked a top government lawyer...

  • The hard target

    The hard target

    By Sachidananda Murthy | November 12, 2017

    Narendra Modi and his top ministers had their political baptism by fire during the Emergency. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Bharatiya Jana Sangh were in the crosshairs...

  • Holy matri-money

    Holy matri-money

    By Sachidananda Murthy | November 05, 2017

    Which profession makes men the least attractive in the marriage market? Lawyers and journalists were once the least desirable among urban professionals, while IAS officers and...

  • The Swami who charmed

    The Swami who charmed

    By Sachidananda Murthy | October 29, 2017

    Satchidananda, who died of old age in his Vishnu Ashram outside Bengaluru in early October, was an ayurveda exponent-turned politician. He played a critical role in the durbars...

  • VIPs in waiting

    VIPs in waiting

    By Sachidananda Murthy | October 12, 2017

    Like his predecessors, Narendra Modi, too, has been connecting well with many world leaders, not only jetsetting round the world for summits and bilateral meetings, but also...

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