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: 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. 

Post date: Monday, December 6, 2010 - 14:45

Earlier this year I got a sheaf of papers carrying some intercepts and analysis of Delhi lobbyist Niira Radia's telephonic conversations with politicians, businessmen, bureaucrats and journalists.

Post date: Monday, November 1, 2010 - 15:00

As darkness settled on an October sky illuminated by laser beams and fire crackers bringing about a colorful and noisy end to a controversial Commonwealth Games (CWG), it became apparent that the festivity and levity of the 12-day sporting event would be quickly forgotten. 

Expectedly, next morning Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced his resolve to find out why the CWG came close to be scuppered. He also promised to find out those who bilked the system to make big profits in these games. 

Post date: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 13:20

Post date: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 17:47

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was a Kashmiri, but when he chose to extend special privileges and status to the people of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 immediately after Partition, he was trying to

Post date: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 17:25

I AM NOT the person you need to speak with, but him," guided my police source to his uniformed superior sitting bemused in front of an old lawyer enjoying his lunch during a short recess.