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Soumya Bhattacharya
Soumya Bhattacharya
  • The intensity of Kolkata's relationship with Ganguly, its penchant for cosmic, comic hyperbole when it comes to the player, is unique. Soumya Bhattacharya writes.
  • Feb 28, 2011 15:47 IST

    Five things we learned from India v England

    Sachin’s lesson on how to pace an innings: Not that we needed this particular innings for that particular tutorial, but Tendulkar – in his sixth World Cup – showed us again why he is the most durable batsman of all time. Soumya Bhattacharya writes.

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    Mar 03, 2011 14:04 ISTsofa seer

    Five things we learned from the first fortnight of cricket World Cup

    As the World Cup is about to complete its first 15 days, here are the five things we have learned from it so far. Soumya Bhattacharya writes. See special

  • Mar 05, 2011 23:38 ISTDad’s the word

    And they grow older

    Sometimes, when she is not aware of it, I catch myself looking at our daughter carefully. It is during moments in which she is utterly absorbed in something or the other. Soumya Bhattacharya writes.

  • Mar 13, 2011 00:41 ISTDad's the word

    The father-daughter dynamics

    Of course, all men behave with their daughters in a way they do with no one else. You might disagree (saying that they behave with their sons in exactly the same way as they do with their daughters), but I'm afraid that we'll then have to agree to disagree on this one. Soumya Bhattacharya writes.

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    Mar 13, 2011 11:16 ISTSofa Seer

    Five questions after watching India vs SA

    The implosion of the batting and some baffling moves concealed a few promising signs for India, writes Soumya Bhattacharya.

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    Mar 21, 2011 15:12 ISTSofa Seer

    Five things we noted on watching India vs West Indies

    With the quarter finals approaching, there is no margin for error any longer. Soumya Bhattacharya on what India did right against the West Indies, and where it can get better.

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    Mar 25, 2011 16:40 ISTSofa Seer

    Five things we observed in the India v Australia game

    Zaheer Khan was magnificent. Yuvraj has turned this tournament into his own. And with Ashwin clicking, and the fielding not as insipid as it has, the quarterfinal was India’s most rounded and spirited performance so far, Soumya Bhattacharya writes.

  • Mar 26, 2011 23:24 ISTDad's the World

    All that we can teach our kids with cricket

    I have never gone to a cricket match with my daughter. That’s because she follows cricket in a desultory way. Football is the game she is passionate about keeping up with, with tennis a close second.

  • Soumya Bhattacharya
    Mar 31, 2011 14:44 ISTSofa seer

    Onwards to Mumbai

    India were lucky. India were plucky. They held their nerve as Pakistan, unable to conquer their inner demons, spectacularly imploded in a dramatic semi-final, writes Soumya Bhattacharya.

  • Apr 09, 2011 23:17 ISTDad's the word

    A proper cricket fan

    The firecrackers started going off at 9.58pm. That was when Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi hoicked a full toss from Harbhajan Singh, and Virender Sehwag — keen not to drop the World Cup — took the catch with cautious glee.

  • Jan 28, 2012 23:18 IST

    Dead serious

    What's so funny? Dour and touchy, Indians are quick to take offence and often find it hard to see humour in a situation. If only the British had left behind, along with a rail network, more of their sense of irony and self-deprecation, says Soumya Bhattacharya. Banned, banished, battered — recent victims of our 'offence culture'

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    Apr 13, 2012 20:27 ISTCouch Purist

    Loyally divided between Dada and the Knights

    The intensity of Kolkata's relationship with Ganguly, its penchant for cosmic, comic hyperbole when it comes to the player, is unique. Soumya Bhattacharya writes.

  • Dec 19, 2010 01:57 ISTDad's the word

    The many flavours of the break

    So it's nearly upon us, the final term-ending school break of the year, and our nine-year-old girl, my wife and I are looking forward to it with a sense of keen anticipation. Soumya Bhattacharya writes.

  • Dec 25, 2010 23:44 ISTDad's the word

    Missing the point

    Penelope Lively, one of England's most well regarded writers, won the Booker Prize in 1987 with her novel, Moon Tiger.

  • Jan 01, 2011 22:27 ISTDad’s the word

    Resolutions that must be made

    New Year Resolutions are made to be broken, but they must at least be made. In my case, if for no other reason than that they make knocking off this simple column (yes, I repeat, any of you could have written it) simpler still.