All stories by Bikash Mohapatra
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'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!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 gloryRediff.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'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 FranceRediff.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 reputationsRediff.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 controlRediff.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'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!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...Rediff.com7 Mar 2016
'...then Bangladesh would have been the world champions a long time ago!'
'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?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!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'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...'Rediff.com8 Feb 2016
'Djokovic is playing some of the best tennis in the history of the game.'
Football transfers: The Chinese pay big moneyRediff.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!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' hurdleRediff.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!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.