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.


When politicians use the F-word

In the old days, Bob Woodward’s book Fear: Trump in the White House would have been

By Sachidananda Murthy September 30, 2018

Top cop challenge

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal

By Sachidananda Murthy September 23, 2018

Feeling the female malevolence

India’s skewed sex ratio means men outnumber women. So, if a political Hercules

By Sachidananda Murthy September 16, 2018

Power plays, fiscal shocks

The Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY)—Piyush Goyal’s pet scheme when he was power

By Sachidananda Murthy September 09, 2018

Home, not alone

Imran Khan shunned the palatial prime minister’s house in Islamabad with its 524

By Sachidananda Murthy September 02, 2018

Ranking and spanking

Ranking mania has gripped ministries of the Union government, especially after the

By Sachidananda Murthy August 26, 2018

Make consumer king again

By the time the Indian festival season starts with Onam in Kerala on August 25,

By Sachidananda Murthy August 19, 2018

Coming to a head

Sanjay Mitra, the defence secretary, is navigating the minefields spawned by the

By Sachidananda Murthy August 12, 2018

Evolving house; dated rules

Sumitra Mahajan had an unenviable task on the day of the unsuccessful no-confidence

By Sachidananda Murthy August 05, 2018

It’s show time!

In the next few months, ambassadors of India accredited to 193 countries will be on

By Sachidananda Murthy July 29, 2018

J&K governor? A politician, please!

On some high-level appointments, rulers in Delhi are often of the same mind, whether

By Sachidananda Murthy July 22, 2018

Water-clear solution

The first order of the Cauvery Water Management Authority, quantifying the amount of

By Sachidananda Murthy July 15, 2018

Constitutional high ground

M. Venkaiah Naidu often talks about what others are talking about him. When the vice

By Sachidananda Murthy July 08, 2018

Pressure game

M Veerappa Moily and Mallikarjun Kharge, two Congress stalwarts in the Lok Sabha,

By Sachidananda Murthy July 01, 2018

Able Abels

Humorist P.G. Wodehouse had written that English noblemen were at a loss on how to

By Sachidananda Murthy June 24, 2018
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