Besides teaching, research and administrative work for the University of Delhi, Novy Kapadia is a reputed sports journalist, columnist and recognized as India’s leading football expert and commentator. He is a renowned commentator, having covered several World cup football tournaments, World Cup hockey tournaments, Champions trophy in Hockey, European Football Championships, Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, SAFF Championships, SAF Games and all major domestic football tournaments since 1980. He has also written seven books on sports, primarily concentrating on Indian football. He was The Delhi based sports correspondent for The Telegraph, and Sportsworld magazine, from 1982--2005
His articles have also appeared in The Asian Age, India Today, Business Standard, Economic Times, India Abroad, Hindustan Times, Deccan Chronicle, Navbaharat Times, and Rashtriya Sahara amongst others.
Novy is consultant to the Limca Book of Records, from 1990 onwards
Novy is the Editor of the Durand Journal—India’s most comprehensive and only detailed football journal, since 1983.
Football columnist of The Asian Age and Deccan Chronicle since 2006.
Sports writer for Kindle Magazine and Tabla newspaper (NRI newspaper from Singapore) since 2010.
Novy Kapadia was the winner of Wills Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism in 1986 for his article "The Other Side of the Medal" published in Business Standard newspaper, October 1984 and later in The Telegraph newspaper. This was the first time this award was instituted in India.
Worked as a commentator and analyst for ESPN, ZEE Sports, Star Sports, Ten Sports, Doordarshan, All India Radio, NDTV, CNN-IBN, Headlines Today and several other TV channels.