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.


The price of austerity

Imran Khan’s decision not to stay at a five-star hotel during his upcoming visit to

By Sachidananda Murthy July 13, 2019

When reel heroes turn into real-life politicians

The plight of celebrities who become MPs is sometimes pitiable. They get more

By Sachidananda Murthy July 06, 2019

How India is preparing for war-like situation in the Gulf

Even as India maintains neutrality in the war of words between the United States and

By Sachidananda Murthy June 29, 2019

Modi and his penchant for springing surprises

Narendra Modi has a penchant for surprises and the selection of Om Birla as the Lok

By Sachidananda Murthy June 22, 2019

What the 'fauji parivar' wants

A demonstrable vote bank for Narendra Modi was the fauji parivar, comprising serving

By Sachidananda Murthy June 15, 2019

Toppling game on hold

Local BJP leaders in opposition-ruled states, where the BJP performed very well in

By Sachidananda Murthy June 08, 2019

Panels, open and shut

Advisory bodies and special committees of the government thrive by drawing attention

By Sachidananda Murthy June 01, 2019

Handling dissent in corridors of power

Ashok Lavasa, one of the two election commissioners of India, kept away from a few

By Sachidananda Murthy May 25, 2019

How Lok Sabha poll results could affect state governments

Some chief ministerial chairs get rattled during Lok Sabha elections, even though

By Sachidananda Murthy May 18, 2019

Where political tourists flock

For many BJP leaders and staff members working from the party’s national

By Sachidananda Murthy May 11, 2019

Lok Sabha polls: The war over dynasty politics

BJP joint general secretary B.L. Santhosh is no genealogist. An influential RSS

By Sachidananda Murthy May 04, 2019

The Lokpal has arrived, finally

The office of the Lokpal has made a quiet start as chairman P.C. Ghosh and members

By Sachidananda Murthy April 27, 2019

Lok Sabha polls: The challenges of forging alliances

Politics may make strange bedfellows. But, newly-bonded politicians do not make easy

By Sachidananda Murthy April 20, 2019

Politicians have woken up to the electoral might of fisherfolk

The population figures of fisherfolk in India are as fluid as the waters they depend

By Sachidananda Murthy April 13, 2019

Can BJP's chowkidars in west India repeat 2014's miracle?

The BJP’s chowkidars on the western front have a tough task—to repeat the miracle of

By Sachidananda Murthy April 06, 2019
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