Aaniruddha Bahal is the founder and editor-in-chief of Cobrapostcom, 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. Bahal's last novel, Bunker 13 was published in 2003 to international acclaim. More recently, he hostedthe Tony B. Show on Channel V. he can be contacted at email@example.com
Heading some 16,500 tribal leaders and with tremendous family clout, Sheikh Hisham al-Dulaimi is a natural choice for mediator between KGL and Black Flags
Operation Duryodhana, the sting investigation had led to the expulsion of 11 members from both houses of Parliament.
The Beslan massacre has sent the Arab world into a bout of introspection
Just on Thursday, two Pakistani hostages are killed. The fate of the Indian truckers in captivity remains uncertain. What prompts about 1500 Indian truckers to accept this high-risk job? First-hand notes from the highway to Baghdad.
Jadeja is a tempting choice, but it’s Sachin who must play helmsman in India’s millennium team
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The Stephen Fleming-Chris Lewis disclosures point to an Indian with a ‘conman’ reputation
Here’s the Qayyum report undiluted. Remember, the depositions were taken after taking an oath on the Holy Quran.
If there’s sledging and fiendish competition on field, there’s also banter, bonhomie and-despite all-a natural bonding
Ever since Mark Waugh and Shane Warne admitted making money off the pitch, match-fixing has come back to haunt the game. Aniruddha Bahal cornered BCCI president Raj Singh Dungarpur in Christchurch, who, for once, didn’t attempt to hedge questions on
He is cricket’s most powerful administrator. In a game where very few administrators have displayed a vision, he is at least credited with one. Reeling under a spate of reports hinting at a nexus between players and bookies, and specially after t
The ghost of match-fixing returns home with a bang—the web of deceit widens and the accusers become the accused
A study in contrast, all-rounders Robin Singh and Ajit Agarkar exploit opportunity and give the Indian team a much-needed depth
India’s cricketing genius takes a rare holiday—and provides a glimpse of his game, his life, his family
The form book is suffering tremors but Brazil is likely to deliver its billing
Forget the Hooligan les Anglais and the festival of scandal. Buckle up for the kick of death.
Ghauri can strike you in 6-7 minutes, wipe out 90 lakh people in Delhi, another 89.36 lakh in Bombay
He loves to gamble, takes risks, and has an astute business sense. Meet Sachin’s commercial custodian Mark Mascarenhas, the biggest player in subcontinental cricket outside the playing field.
An air of futility pervades India’s preparations for the World Cup
India has the batting armoury to pulverise any bowling attack in the coming decade
A village woman is sentenced to death for murder. But where’s the motive, ask activists.
What does global warming mean for the Indian subcontinent? Some predictions: a fall in rice/wheat production; rise in malaria, cholera, dengue; scarce rainfall; receding glaciers; inundation of coastal areas leading to brackish water increase, affect
Why is Gujral nodding when Clinton says the South has to take some blame for global warming?
Saurav Ganguly’s first love was football but the stylish bat has proved all his critics wrong in the Lord’s game
It’s plain sailing for Somender Singh—whether he’s hang-gliding, taking pictures or doing odd-jobs
Asian faces on the BBC is fine, but Fleet Street is still a ‘subtly racist’ fortress—out of bounds
Former Pakistan keeper Rashid Latif shares his thick dossier on match-fixing
Match-fixing looms as players, bookies, jounos and punters strike a nexus
Match-fixing charges kick up a ruckus. But the BCCI buries its head in silence.
Cleaning the system is never easy, but a beginning has to be made somewhere
One can achieve anything at one’s computer-from honing baseball skills to operating on brain tumours
An inquiry into match-fixing turns murky as Pakistani players give hazy depositions
The amiable Sri Lankans turn into fierce gladiators on the field. And the world is still adjusting.
In an interview to Outlook, BCCI Secretary Jagmohan Dalmiya spoke about his plans for the Asian Cricketing Council and his bid to be ICC chairman. Excerpts:
India’s new cricket captain Sachin Tendulkar takes time out after the team’s selection to talk to Aniruddha Bahal about his new role:
Leander gives India something to cheer about, proves he’s more than a Davis Cup voodoo man
With caution thrown to the winds by climbers of every hue, the route to Mount Everest resembles a railway station
Questions of ethics and safety surface as Everest claims eight mountaineers in one day
With flair and originality, subcontinental cricket infuses the game with a new spirit and logic
In the Kenyan dressing room after that epochal Pune match, Principal Correspondent Aniruddha Bahal finds himself the sole media witness to Brian Lara’s devastating diatribe against the Windies team and management
In the autumn of their lives, many westerners make the beach town their second home
Beaches, backwaters, health resorts make the state the hottest tourist destination
The fifth National Readership Survey shatters some popular myths dominating the media world
A new breed of environmentalists as quirky as a Dali canvas