G Rajaraman

CoffeewithRajIt is a blessing to be able to pursue my love for Indian sport and savour the opportunity to comment on it in a variety of platforms – print, TV, web and radio as a sports communication professional for more than 27 years now. It has been my privilege to know a number of champions in a number of sport.

I have been fortunate to witness some great moments unfurl and become part of our history – Leander Paes’ bronze medal at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996, India’s conquest of the ICC World T20 crown in South Africa in 2007, the cricket team’s Test victory in Perth in 2008.

I have worked with daily newspapers (The Hindu, The Pioneer and Hindustan Times), a wire service (PTI), a weekly magazine (Outlook), websites (www.cricketnext.com and www.espnstar.com) as well as a news TV channel (Samay).  I am now Consulting Director with the official website of the 2010 Commonwealth Games organising committee.

I have authored a book Match-fixing: The Enemy Within (Har Anand Publications), edited the Afro-Asian Games Observer in Hyderabad in October-November 2003 and helped the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s Communication Committee.

I have recently been conducting corporate training workshops, sharing knowledge gleaned over the years as a sports journalist. I have been based in New Delhi since 1992 and owe a great deal of my success to wife Sudha and daughter Priya, who have patiently not just put up with my passion for sport but also allowed me to sustain it.

7 Comments

  1. Ashish Jhingran

    Raj, all that I got to say is ‘awesome…forever’!! You sure set an example for all who think of pursuing their passions and make the best of it – for themselves as well as for everyone else. I wish I had got more time as your colleague, but i guess it was not to be….however, am thankful that even in the short time that we worked together, I have been able to find a friend in you…..shall always cherish that time and the ‘paav-paav’…:)
    Cheers!

  2. Raj, wanted to share an opportunity with you and your readers.

    Royal Challengers Bangalore are looking for (1)Chief Blogger (2) Chief Photographer and (3)Chief RCB Fan to tour Champions League with them next month as part of their Fanatic Fans Challenge.

    It’s a great opportunity for hardcore fans to meet the team up close and personal, and for budding sports bloggers, photographers, commentators etc. to get hands on experience and mass exposure. And it’s an all expense paid trip with the Royal Challengers!

    You can apply at royalchallengers dot com/fanaticfanschallenge and the deadline’s coming up this weekend.

    feel free to email me with more questions.

    thanks,
    nidhi/Team FFC

  3. Satyajit Rajurkar

    Hi Raja, Good to have come across your own webpage. This is Satya your classmate and Vitthalwadi friend. If you have the inclination and the time, do write back on my e-mail. Take care. Satya.

  4. Balu

    You rock bro. Show these politicians and incompetent organizers who have no regard for national pride that true Indian is made of guts and glory.

    Make the gamez rock.

    Balu

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