Guest Column

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.


Conflicts in capitals

Chhattisgarh Governor Anusuiya Uikey is miffed that Congress Chief Minister Bhupesh

By Sachidananda Murthy November 01, 2020

Problem peaks

For saving his salary, an adviser-level officer in the Union ministry of

By Sachidananda Murthy October 25, 2020

Money for the masses

A teaser announcement by the State Bank of India has raised speculation among

By Sachidananda Murthy October 18, 2020

Foodstuff for thought

There was much amusement in 2012 when the Pakistan supreme court spent considerable

By Sachidananda Murthy October 11, 2020

The moral: no oral

Parliamentarians are known for unleashing oral barrages during debates, with the

By Sachidananda Murthy October 04, 2020

Redrawing red lines

When External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar made a virtual address to the

By Sachidananda Murthy September 27, 2020

Criticism, commendation and key

The adjective ‘idiosyncratic’, meaning an individual whim or fancy, appears just

By Sachidananda Murthy September 20, 2020

Stand at ease

The global pandemic has given the Indian economy many severe shocks. On that large

By Sachidananda Murthy September 13, 2020

Make the fund public

Amid his grim preoccupations on domestic and foreign fronts, Narendra Modi released

By Sachidananda Murthy September 06, 2020

No easy answers

The Central and state governments are faced with the difficult decision of unlocking

By Sachidananda Murthy August 30, 2020

The damage-control portfolio

Political office holders across states often meet at conferences based on their

By Sachidananda Murthy August 23, 2020

Trains for the future

The power to dream big in times of difficulties is both brave and poignant. For the

By Sachidananda Murthy August 16, 2020

Check on chiefs

BJP president J.P. Nadda had a plan to convene a conclave of the party’s chief

By Sachidananda Murthy August 09, 2020

Prevention and fear

After ruthlessly launching the Rajasthan Police against his own party’s ministers

By Sachidananda Murthy August 02, 2020

Jail, bail and the frail

As Covid-19 spread its tentacles, several high courts gave liberal bail orders to

By Sachidananda Murthy July 26, 2020
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