Bikash Mohapatra

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Check out these Olympic firsts!

Check out these Olympic firsts!

Rediff.com4 Aug 2016

The Olympics is not just about sport, but tradition.

The Olympic Quotient III

The Olympic Quotient III

Rediff.com4 Aug 2016

Check out Bikash Mohapatra's Olympic Quotient III!

The Olympic Quotient II

The Olympic Quotient II

Rediff.com2 Aug 2016

Quizmaster Bikash Mohapatra is back with the second Olympic Quotient!

Check out The Olympics Quotient

Check out The Olympics Quotient

Rediff.com26 Jul 2016

Presenting an interactive quiz on the greatest sporting show on earth.

'Kumble's job is easier because most of this team is young'

'Kumble's job is easier because most of this team is young'

Rediff.com21 Jul 2016

'Anil has been leading from the front right from the beginning and that should rub off on the team.'

'Virat is under less pressure than Dhoni'

'Virat is under less pressure than Dhoni'

Rediff.com20 Jul 2016

'He has played enough of cricket under Dhoni to understand he has to stay calm in order to take the right decisions.'

India's Caribbean challenge... to win more than one Test!

India's Caribbean challenge... to win more than one Test!

Rediff.com15 Jul 2016

The challenge for Virat Kohli's team is not just winning the four-Test series, but winning it handsomely.

The greatest player ever at Wimbledon

The greatest player ever at Wimbledon

Rediff.com28 Jun 2016

'One year Borg worked on his serve, another year on the slice, the third year on his grip.'

When Vijay Amritraj blew his chance for Wimbledon glory

When Vijay Amritraj blew his chance for Wimbledon glory

Rediff.com21 Jun 2016

At a time when Indian tennis fans are content with success in doubles competitions, few are aware that Vijay Amritraj was within grasp of the singles crown at Wimbledon.

'Sania-Bopanna at Rio is a practical decision'

'Sania-Bopanna at Rio is a practical decision'

Rediff.com15 Jun 2016

Why did the AITA pair Sania Mirza with Rohan Bopanna for the mixed doubles at the Olympics?

'Paes, Bopanna have differences, but India comes first'

'Paes, Bopanna have differences, but India comes first'

Rediff.com14 Jun 2016

'The best bet for Indian tennis to win a medal at the Olympics would be having Leander and Bopanna together.' Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com reveals how the AITA convinced Rohan Bopanna to partner Leander Paes in Rio,

'I know it is tough being a manager at Real Madrid'

'I know it is tough being a manager at Real Madrid'

Rediff.com10 Jun 2016

In Maximum City as the Wellness Ambassador of Kanakia Paris, a French-themed residential complex, the French football icon opened up about Real Madrid, Euro 2016 and the current France team among other topics. Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com was all ears.

Achhe Din is here for the growth of Indo-US trade

Achhe Din is here for the growth of Indo-US trade

Rediff.com6 Jun 2016

Both Obama and Modi have taken bold steps towards laying the groundwork to give a big push to Indo-US trade, and now it's time to execute, says Bikash Mohapatra.

Mourinho's dwindling options bode well for Man United

Mourinho's dwindling options bode well for Man United

Rediff.com2 Jun 2016

Having returned to England after his humiliating ouster from Chelsea, it is up to Jose Mourinho to leave a positive legacy at Manchester United.

When finishing second best hurts!

When finishing second best hurts!

Rediff.com1 Jun 2016

Atletico Madrid and Royal Challengers again failed when it mattered most.

Why 'SanTina Slam' dream shattered on clay

Why 'SanTina Slam' dream shattered on clay

Rediff.com31 May 2016

For all their success together, the red dirt isn't Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis' most favourite surface.

Manchester United: The Three Key Mistakes...

Manchester United: The Three Key Mistakes...

Rediff.com25 May 2016

As Manchester United prepare to embark on a new era following Louis van Gaal;s departure, Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com offers a diagnosis of what went wrong with the most successful Premier League club after Sir Alex Ferguson called it a day.

Meet Steph Curry's younger bro!

Meet Steph Curry's younger bro!

Rediff.com11 May 2016

'Just to see him, his path in the NBA and to take his game to where it is at the moment has been great.' Seth Curry on his elder brother, the awesome Steph Curry.

IPL 9: Winners... in a lost cause!

IPL 9: Winners... in a lost cause!

Rediff.com10 May 2016

Most of these incredible performances came against one team -- the Gujarat Lions.

Leicester City... and football's surprise champions' club

Leicester City... and football's surprise champions' club

Rediff.com5 May 2016

As Leicester City celebrates its unexpected title triumph, Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com lists similar success stories across Europe's top leagues.

Always a pragmatic manager... now a champion!

Always a pragmatic manager... now a champion!

Rediff.com4 May 2016

As Leicester City celebrates its Premier League triumph, Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com salutes the man behind it.

'NBA is a business; you got to be very adaptable'

'NBA is a business; you got to be very adaptable'

Rediff.com3 May 2016

Rising New York Knicks cager Robin Lopez talks to Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com about the excitement of playing in the NBA, his family and future.

Aston Villa: Some memories... and the reality!

Aston Villa: Some memories... and the reality!

Rediff.com20 Apr 2016

Aston Villa's relegation from the Premier League for the first time and from the English the top flight after 28 years leaves Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com with a tinge of regret.

Paes, Sania, Bopanna's last chance at Olympic glory

Paes, Sania, Bopanna's last chance at Olympic glory

Rediff.com19 Apr 2016

As tennis raise hopes of an Indian medal at the Rip Olympics, Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com put things in perspective.

'Futsal is a combination of speed and skills'

'Futsal is a combination of speed and skills'

Rediff.com5 Apr 2016

Portugal football legend Luis Figo launched Premier Futsal, a five-a-side game played on a shorter arena, in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Figo: Ronaldo can make a difference in France

Figo: Ronaldo can make a difference in France

Rediff.com5 Apr 2016

In Mumbai to launch a business venture, Portuguese football legend Luis Figo, winner of the Ballon d'Or in 2000 and the FIFA World Player of 2001, discusses Barcelona, Real Madrid...

World T20: When performance belied reputations

World T20: When performance belied reputations

Rediff.com30 Mar 2016

As we head to the head to the business end of the tournament, that involves three former champions, a look at the players who flattered to deceive, faltering under the weight of expectations, hurting their respective teams.

When things 'spin' out of Team India's control

When things 'spin' out of Team India's control

Rediff.com17 Mar 2016

'Team India's strategy -- rather the lack of it -- boomeranged in the game against New Zealand. It's because of the T20 generation's lack of patience to counter spin,' feels Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com

Team India... and the 'McCullum factor'

Team India... and the 'McCullum factor'

Rediff.com15 Mar 2016

One man, who won't be there in the opening game of the ICC WorldT20, was responsible for all four Indian defeats.

World T20: It is India's title to lose!

World T20: It is India's title to lose!

Rediff.com14 Mar 2016

With momentum on their side, Dhoni and Co need to justify the favorites' tag and go the distance.

If cricket was only about emotions and passion...

If cricket was only about emotions and passion...

Rediff.com7 Mar 2016

'...then Bangladesh would have been the world champions a long time ago!'

'Changing Asia Cup format is a sensible decision'

'Changing Asia Cup format is a sensible decision'

Rediff.com23 Feb 2016

Former India cricketers tell Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com why it makes sense to change the Asia Cup format keeping in mind upcoming world events.

Does 'opener' Parthiv fit Dhoni's No 6 slot?

Does 'opener' Parthiv fit Dhoni's No 6 slot?

Rediff.com23 Feb 2016

'Parthiv has to bat at No. 6, and in that position it is a different ball game.'

A birthday surprise for Somdev... but little else!

A birthday surprise for Somdev... but little else!

Rediff.com23 Feb 2016

From a career-high ranking of 62 in 2011, Somdev Devvarman has plummeted to 279.

'Sania has acquired a lot of depth in her game'

'Sania has acquired a lot of depth in her game'

Rediff.com17 Feb 2016

As Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis stand on the threshold of a unique milestone, former India players discuss the Hyderabadi's contribution in the all-conquering partnership with Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.Com.

'If India can have a world-class singles player...'

'If India can have a world-class singles player...'

Rediff.com8 Feb 2016

'Djokovic is playing some of the best tennis in the history of the game.'

Football transfers: The Chinese pay big money

Football transfers: The Chinese pay big money

Rediff.com4 Feb 2016

Football's winter transfer window closed on February 1, and, surprisingly, none of Europe's biggies made even a slight move, let alone sign a player.

It's about the timing, Pep!

It's about the timing, Pep!

Rediff.com3 Feb 2016

Pep Guardiola's appointment at the high-flying Premier League club is certainly ill-timed, argues Bikash Mohapatra.

When the 'final' proved a 'major' hurdle

When the 'final' proved a 'major' hurdle

Rediff.com2 Feb 2016

Andy Murray may have a dismal record in the Australian Open final, but he is not the only tennis star to come up short at the majors.

Kane... and able!

Kane... and able!

Rediff.com22 Dec 2015

With an impeccable tally of 2,633 runs across formats this year, Kane Williamson, says Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com, is right up there among the pantheon of modern great greats.

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