is the founder and editor-in-chief of Cobrapost.com, an Indian news and views website and television production house. Previously, he worked for India Today, Down to Earth, Financial Express & Outlook, among other publications. He also co-founded Tehelka.com.


The Sting: Tehelka’s modus operandi was to send Manoj Prabhakar to meet players and officials with a hidden camera and get them to divulge details about match-fixing in Indian cricket.
The fallout: CBI named Mohammed Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja, Ajay Sharma and Manoj Prabhakar as the cricketers involved in match-fixing. While Sharma and Azharuddin were handed a lifetime ban from professional cricket by the BCCI, Jadeja and Prabhakar were banned for five years for their involvement with bookmakers.’

Operation Fallen Heroes I Tehelka


Aniruddha Bahal (born c. 1967) is an Indian journalist, author, founder and editor of the online magazine Cobrapost.com. Born in Allahabad


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John Williams on Bunker 13, a fire-breathing debut by Aniruddha Bahal that leaps from satire to thriller

John Williams

I appreciate there not being a paywall: it is more democratic for the media to be available for all and not a commodity to be purchased by a few. I’m happy to make a contribution so others with less means still have access to information.

Thomasine F-R.

Flash of 2003: It's true! It's official! Aniruddha Bahal won an award in Britain - "Bad Sex In Fiction Award"! Well, so what if the year was 2003? "Who is this AB", did you ask? Read on, at your own risk. And make sure your kids are not reading this over your shoulder! First, you may like det...


Aniruddha Bahal’s book rocks. Having grown up on thrillers of every description, I feel this book shows how the phoren world of thrill-masters can be made our own. The international agendas, the military jargon, the spy-game-thing are all adroitly included as fodder in this lively entertainer. T...


‘You want her more at a Volkswagen's steady trot. Squeeze the maximum mileage out of your gallon of gas...

Anniruddha Bahal's Bunker 13