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.


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

How Girish Mahajan is helping BJP poach Congressmen in Maharashtra

The BJP has developed a sweet tooth in Maharashtra this election season. Suddenly,

By Sachidananda Murthy March 30, 2019

Danish Ali: A loyal defector

Political defections are normally acrimonious and messy affairs. But Danish Ali,

By Sachidananda Murthy March 23, 2019

Concurrent elections? No concurrence

In the past six months, Narendra Modi has stopped emphasising on some of his pet

By Sachidananda Murthy March 16, 2019

Turn of the troika

Hardly 100 days after they were voted out, three former BJP chief ministers are

By Sachidananda Murthy March 09, 2019

Take-offs and touchdowns

The completion of the second round of privatisation of government-run airports sends

By Sachidananda Murthy March 02, 2019

Identification crisis

Officials in the Unique Identification Authority of India would be tired of

By Sachidananda Murthy February 23, 2019

To bell Twitter

The summons issued by a parliamentary committee to Jack Dorsey, chief executive

By Sachidananda Murthy February 16, 2019
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