Clouds and Forests, in Moscow EVERYONE IS A CAMERA

Clouds and Forests, in Moscow

Russia and Moscow have a special place in the heart of a Malayali. So, it was only natural that I...

By Bose Krishnamachari | October 29, 2017
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.

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  • The Swami who charmed

    The Swami who charmed

    By Sachidananda Murthy | October 29, 2017

    Satchidananda, who died of old age in his Vishnu Ashram outside Bengaluru in early October, was an ayurveda exponent-turned politician. He played a critical role in the durbars...

  • VIPs in waiting

    VIPs in waiting

    By Sachidananda Murthy | October 12, 2017

    Like his predecessors, Narendra Modi, too, has been connecting well with many world leaders, not only jetsetting round the world for summits and bilateral meetings, but also...

  • GST casts a chill

    GST casts a chill

    By Sachidananda Murthy | October 15, 2017

    Bengaluru, once reputed as the air-conditioned city because of its balmy weather, is now seeing a war on the cool machines. Small restaurateurs, afraid of zealous tax...

  • The wordsmith of Lutyens Delhi

    The wordsmith of Lutyens Delhi

    By Sachidananda Murthy | October 08, 2017

    Narendra Modi has avoided having too many advisory layers in the government. He has preferred to use his political mandate and the absolute control over Central bureaucracy to...

  • Saffron needs black

    Saffron needs black

    By Sachidananda Murthy | October 01, 2017

    With high-profile lawyers of the Congress coming back to the halls and corridors of the Supreme Court in 2014, a never-ending discussion has been that the BJP does not have any...

  • Order of the house

    Order of the house

    By Sachidananda Murthy | September 24, 2017

    The monsoon session of the Rajya Sabha was dominated by the retirement of chairman Hamid Ansari and some high-profile members like Sitaram Yechury. The climax was the assumption...

  • A house for Mr Singh

    A house for Mr Singh

    By Sachidananda Murthy | September 17, 2017

    When Satya Pal Singh, the tough Maharashtra police officer returned to his hometown in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, to contest Lok Sabha elections three years ago, his aim was to...

  • Misplaced loyalty

    Misplaced loyalty

    By Sachidananda Murthy | September 10, 2017

    Gurmeet Singh’s security guards were more loyal to their protectee than to the Haryana and Punjab governments which paid their salaries. Seven guards—five commandos from Haryana...

  • Trump wants more

    Trump wants more

    By Sachidananda Murthy | September 03, 2017

    The initial reaction in India to the enunciation of Donald Trump’s first Afghanistan policy has been positive, as the American president said words which were music to New Delhi....

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