Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Being somewhere else

The thing about cricket writing on tour is that it sounds a lot like travel writing. Osman Samiuddin, who is touring India with Pakistan, wrote a lovely piece on how he found the other Punjab. Then there's Amit Varma, who's currently at Mohali and blogging with a story from almost every room he enters. He hasn't even left the toilet alone.

Then there's Rahul Bhattacharya, probably the best writer at Wisden and Cricinfo, who generously let the site use an excerpt from his book 'Pundits from Pakistan'. By all accounts it's a fine book. For the excerpt, click here.

I will have my chance next month, while visiting Kanpur and Delhi for the last games of the tour. April 11, the day I leave for Uttar Pradesh, can't come soon enough. The train rides are something I'm really looking forward to.

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