In 2005, two journalists caught 11 MPs on camera taking money to ask questions in Indian Parliament. It became one of the greatest TV exposés. But the journalists were soon hounded by the system and they suddenly found themselves described as the accused. In a landmark judgment last week, the Delhi High Court vindicated them by firmly defending sting journalism. Here, one of the journalists, explains what happens after you get a great story.
The author, who was the first journalist to expose match fixing in international cricket, pieces together the intricate details of how the sting on the Pakistani cricket team was crafted by a British tabloid. He also remembers his own undercover operations closer home.
‘The Emissary’ takes you to Ancient Greece at the time of Alexander the Great through the tale of a young renegade who ends up with a role in
shaping Greek destiny. How the idea took seed, though, is another story
Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press