Sanjay Kapoor

Editor of Delhi's Hardnews magazine and author of Bad Money Bad Politics- the untold story of Hawala scandal.

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Post date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 18:08

After returning from Syria’s capital Damascus, the Sudanese general heading the Arab Observer Mission to Syria told the media in Cairo that the situation was not “apocalyptic”.



Post date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 12:03

The other day The Hindu scooped the report of Supreme Court's amicus curiae on the Zakia Jafri's case, which stated that there was a case for prosecuting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged complicity in the Gujarat riots. Amicus Curiae Raju Ramachandran has shown the courage to state the obvious when everyone has been engaging in obfuscation for the last nine years. He has not allowed himself to be swayed by the slanted conclusions of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that saw no merit in the demand for charge-sheeting Modi.



Post date: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 14:49

How ephemeral popularity can be. Take Manmohan Singh, for instance. Till 2009, his supporters claimed that Congress returned to power due to his integrity and popularity.



Post date: Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 14:17
In April this year, when Anna Hazare chose to fast at Jantar Mantar, TV channels went on an overdrive.


Post date: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 13:10
The July edition of Hardnews on Pakistan got a fantastic response from our readers. The issue was different from other Indian publications as it gave space to diverse voices from Pakistan. What came across strongly in these writings was that contrary to the view repeated in a section of our media, Pakistan, despite its problems, was not going away in any hurry. 
 


Post date: Monday, July 4, 2011 - 15:10
Gods and Godmen are failing all around us. Doubts and reservations have replaced the halo around those who have been giving spiritual fix to their unquestioning followers. Sathya Sai Baba, who died on April 24, 2011, has been worshipped as God on earth by millions of his followers for his magical abilities, whereby he would produce from thin air miscellaneous objects: ash, Rolex watches, sundry gifts. Controversies never left Sai Baba during his 80-year life journey.


Post date: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 14:48

In the last few months, some seriously rich and powerful people have been sent to Tihar Jail on charges of corruption, forgery and defrauding the government. Let's not forget that these are allegations whose veracity has to be proved through painstaking investigations with formidable evidence as well as a trial in a court of law. At the time of writing, about a dozen odd well-connected individuals involved in what is infamously called the Rs 1,79,000 crore 2G scam are cooling their heels in Delhi's Tihar Jail.



Post date: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 16:40

Ever since Supreme Court (SC) took charge of overseeing the investigation into the 2G spectrum scam and began cranking the inertia-ridden Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into furious action, a section of the country's corporate sector, for the first time, seems very uncertain about staying away from jail. This is perhaps for the first time since independence that top honchos of the corporate sector have had to present themselves at the CBI office for questioning.



Post date: Monday, April 4, 2011 - 15:44

In his last days, an ailing Arjun Singh sat silently, sphinx-like, in the living room of his Akbar Road residence in Delhi, giving an impression of disinterestedness and ennui about what was really



Post date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 12:44

It was perhaps in 1951 that the Pakistani police arrested some key communist party leaders, including famous writer Sajjad Ali Zaheer and legendary poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, for conspiring to overthrow



Post date: Monday, January 31, 2011 - 17:45

In 2009, I went to Berne and Geneva to investigate illegal Indian funds squirreled in Swiss banks, especially the case of the mysterious Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan, who had $6 billio



Post date: Friday, December 31, 2010 - 15:33

Just the other day, a well-informed political commentator perceptively remarked that every 10-15 years, Indian society and politics goes through a period of churning and tumult that leads to much desired catharsis. While it is true that Indian politics does indeed go through turmoil every now and then, one is not sure whether it ushers the necessary changes in our society.