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.


Will ‘outsider parties’ bring votes for Mamata, asks Sachidananda Murthy

She wears a red cap, but she is not a communist. Her political outfit, the Samajwadi

By Sachidananda Murthy April 25, 2021

Sachidananda Murthy writes about how politics influenced some top film awards

On April 6, people of Tamil Nadu, including many film stars, voted to choose between

By Sachidananda Murthy April 18, 2021

Army continues fight to retain control over equestrian sports: Sachidananda Murthy

Some may dismiss it as horseplay. But the fact that four Indians participated in an

By Sachidananda Murthy April 11, 2021

Sitharaman’s new law will protect bankers from probe agencies: Sachidananda Murthy

Nirmala Sitharaman has partially redeemed a promise she made 15 months ago to

By Sachidananda Murthy April 04, 2021

Sachidananda Murthy: Why the BJP will keep wooing Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly has made it clear that he is not in the electoral or even the

By Sachidananda Murthy March 28, 2021

A burning concern

Fires spew a lot of sparks. A fire that raged for a fortnight in Odisha’s Simlipal

By Sachidananda Murthy March 21, 2021

Congress: Faithful and faithless

A little over a century ago, the Congress began debating the role of religion in

By Sachidananda Murthy March 14, 2021

Old horses, new courses

At one level, there was nothing unusual about the importance given to former

By Sachidananda Murthy March 07, 2021

State vs commissioner

Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj Minister P. Ramachandra Reddy has escaped “house

By Sachidananda Murthy February 21, 2021

Gentlemen for gender parity

The Biju Janata Dal is a party that avoids controversies, furrowing its own middle

By Sachidananda Murthy February 14, 2021

Bridging the gaps

Though Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel has not yet accepted the demand to

By Sachidananda Murthy February 07, 2021

Age of marriage

Sealed envelopes, whether given to the Supreme Court or to the government, often

By Sachidananda Murthy January 31, 2021

Marine malice

The owners of the Indian cargo ship MV Jag Anand and the 23 Indian sailors on board

By Sachidananda Murthy January 24, 2021

The stinking truth

The National Human Rights Commission used to be a noisy organisation, making up with

By Sachidananda Murthy January 17, 2021

Digital loan sharks

Even as there is good news of the arrival of vaccines against coronavirus, there is

By Sachidananda Murthy January 10, 2021
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