M. Krishnamurthi

M. Krishnamurthi studied at Andhra University and Osmania University. After working in Osmania University as a Lecturer and Reader in Physics for ten years, he moved to the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore to work as an Assistant Professor. Krishnamurthi served there for four years before joining the Ministry of Defence as Deputy Director of the Defence Electronic Research Laboratory. He later moved to the Cabinet Secretariat in New Delhi as Technical Adviser. For the last five years of his service, he worked as Chief Controller R&D, Defense, and he retired in 1984. For the last 25 years, Krishnamurthi has been a social worker trying to promote welfare of the downtrodden in villages. A founder trustee of the M. Venkatarangaiya Foundation, he is presently its Chairman.

India Must Focus on Education

May 16, 2015

Five years after the Right to Education Act, India needs clear goals to give its children the education they deserve. March 31 marked the fifth anniversary of the Right to Education Act (RTE Act) in India. This legislation was passed to implement section 21A of the Indian Constitution, which promises...

Governing India (Part 2/2)

June 03, 2013

Democracy in India is unique throughout the world. However, a new Indian Constitution is necessary. The current constitution is not suited for a sovereign, independent, and democratic nation of 1.2 billion people. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one.

Governing India (Part 1/2)

May 28, 2013

Democracy in India is unique throughout the world. However, a new Indian Constitution is necessary. The current constitution is not suited for a sovereign, independent, and democratic nation of 1.2 billion people. This is the first of a two part series.

Gandhiji’s Fasts

January 29, 2013

On the occasion of Gandhi’s assassination anniversary, Dr. M. Krishnamurthi speaks about the real meaning of Gandhi’s fasts. There is a general impression doing the rounds and assiduously circulated by interested politicians and agitators, that Mahatma Gandhi undertook a number of fasts unto death to press his demand for the...

Gandhiji’s Fasts

January 29, 2013

On the occasion of Gandhi’s assassination anniversary, Dr. M. Krishnamurthi speaks about the real meaning of Gandhi’s fasts. There is a general impression doing the rounds and assiduously circulated by interested politicians and agitators, that Mahatma Gandhi undertook a number of fasts unto death to press his demand for the...

Politics of Scarcity

October 02, 2012

The scarcity of  food, water, education, and transportation is negatively affecting both urban and rural populations in India.

Problems of Urban India

September 03, 2012

With a rapidly increasing urbanization India's majour cities are now facing great social issues including housing problems, waste disposal and shortage of electric power.

Is India a Democracy?

April 18, 2012

Reflections on the definition of democracy and how far it is reflected in modern India. Abraham Lincoln famously declared that democracy is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. The definition is elegant and easy to remember. But to interpret the meaning and implement it...

The Indian Constitution's 60 years: An Assessment

March 26, 2012

The Indian Constitution is in dire need of reform to ensure democracy and efficient government. The Indian Constitution came into force on 26th January 1950 and completed 60 years in 2010. It is time to take a look at whether the Constitution has given India an efficient and effective government....