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, November 15, 2016 - 17:47

In a conversation with Hardnews, the Venezuelan ambassador, Augusto Montiel, talks about the steep challenges that the South American nation faces 
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Post date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 17:36

At the site of the encounter in Bhopal where eight alleged SIMI terrorists were killed in cold blood, there were scores of people with smartphones recording the grisly happenings. The images, accompanied by the frenetic voices, establish to ordinary senses the crime of a fake encounter or extra-judicial killings. Interestingly, there was not just one but different videos shot from all kinds of angles. And all of them told the same story. Why does it not worry the perpetrators – the police – that for this crime they could be punished?

Post date: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 16:44

The abrupt sacking of Cyrus Mistry and Ratan Tata reaching out to the government begs the question: What is going on in the Tata group?
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Post date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 16:03

My recent trip to Gujarat was largely uneventful except for all the fafdas (some crazy shaped puffs made of gram flour) that I had during my road journey to Surat from Ahmedabad. Every time I would tell my driver Ratanbhai that I wanted to have tea and a little bite - he would park the car at the nearest fafda place. I wanted to have an omelette and told him so, but I could not have committed a bigger blasphemy in his eyes. He made a dirty face and told me that it was not available on this highway and its consumption was generally not encouraged!

Post date: Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 13:12

For many years, the Indian economy has been called a ‘gamble with the monsoon’. This means that if the monsoon fails then with it the Indian economy tanks as well.  For the past two years, precipitation has been precariously low in many parts of the country; reservoirs have dried up, and images of parched and cracked lands have been flooding TV screens. Just before this year's monsoons lived up to the Indian Metrological Department (IMD) prediction of more than normal rain, there was a long list of people who had committed suicide in different parts of the country.

Post date: Monday, August 8, 2016 - 17:15

One of the major sites of collateral damage in the unending war on terror has been the media landscape.

Post date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 15:14

Perhaps for the umpteenth time, the chatter about Priyanka Gandhi taking over as the lead campaigner of the Congress is reaching a crescendo.

Post date: Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:58

During the recent Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, the State Election Commission officials stopped three trucks carrying a stash of Rs 570 crore in currency notes in Tiruppur.

Post date: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 13:11

In 2009, I travelled to Geneva, Switzerland, to follow up on the mysterious case of the Pune-based stud farm owner, Hasan Ali Khan.

Post date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 21:18

“When you see the Jordan river don’t go too close to it or do anything outrageous that provokes the Israeli soldiers,” cautioned our guide, Salaheddin Abunaffaa, as we headed towards the site where John the Baptist baptised Jesus into the Christian faith.

Post date: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 14:02

Recently, a friend returned from a long journey that took him as far as the ancient university town of Nalanda in Bihar. What did he see?  Plenty, it seems.

Post date: Monday, February 8, 2016 - 16:16

The cheerful countenance of the world’s biggest philanthropist and founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, creates an impression that his philanthropic enterprise in the area of agriculture and health has no side-effects. This is balderdash. Gates, along with his wife, Melinda, set up the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), which has invested in agriculture and health. It is increasingly drawing flak for trying to skew government agenda to help big pharma.