Checking for excessive anxiety MINDSCAPE

Checking for excessive anxiety

A friend complained that his sister wasn’t listening very well, these days. “I call out to her or...

By Vandana Kohli | August 14, 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.


  • Wheel willies

    Wheel willies

    By Sachidananda Murthy | August 20, 2017

    The rage for developing driverless cars and trucks in western countries, is yet to capture the imagination of Indian cartoonists. There is a rich mine of ideas on how these cars...

  • Faith deferred

    Faith deferred

    By Sachidananda Murthy | August 13, 2017

    If it was said of Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao that he could keep silent in ten languages, Narendra Modi, too, has been known for his significant lack of comment on specific...

  • Acrobatics with words

    Acrobatics with words

    By Sachidananda Murthy | August 06, 2017

    Narendra Modi is fascinated by acronyms for governmental activities and programmes, which he uses to convey his commitment for development and outreach. His desire for choosing...

  • A home called jail

    A home called jail

    By Sachidananda Murthy | July 30, 2017

    Vijay Mallya has made it clear that he will not face trial in India, unless he is assured that he will not be sent to Delhi’s Tihar Jail. He is scared of risking life and limb in...

  • Parading leaders

    Parading leaders

    By Sachidananda Murthy | July 23, 2017

    Everybody loves a parade, especially Narendra Modi. The prime minister not only likes military parades, but would also like to parade a host of dignitaries. Thus, he had the idea...

  • Padding around tax

    Padding around tax

    By Sachidananda Murthy | July 16, 2017

    Barring Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who handles the state’s finances, all other members of the Goods and Services Tax ministerial council are men. The Arun...

  • Screech of privileges

    Screech of privileges

    By Sachidananda Murthy | July 09, 2017

    A myth observed by all political parties is that they have no control over the speakers of the Lok Sabha or the state assemblies, even when the presiding officer retains...

  • Policing the selfie mania

    Policing the selfie mania

    By Sachidananda Murthy | July 02, 2017

    Vappala Balachandran, a distinguished police officer, who served in the Maharashtra police force and in the external intelligence agency R&AW for a long time has a new book...

  • Casting the net wider

    Casting the net wider

    By Sachidananda Murthy | June 25, 2017

    Over the last few days, several non-dalit Union ministers and chief ministers of the BJP have been making high profile visits to dalit homes across the country to show their...

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