< Select a city

The best pubs to watch the IPL at

Big screens, cold brews, great deals - where to get the most out of the ultimate spectator sport

The Kolkata sports fan: a portrait

Knowledgeable, emotional, innately curious and always ready with a quip - no other city makes them quite like this

Jayaditya Gupta

Planet sports

The life and times of the Maidan Market - a Kolkata sport-goods bazaar like no other

Annesha Ghosh

On every street

The many faces of sport in India, through the eyes of its most keen street photographers

Deepti Unni

Going native

From kachcha limbu to scooter, street cricket in India has evolved its own hyperlocal lexicon

An onslaught on the senses

Take a boat ride, walk between dusty, old books, or hop on a tram to find the true Kolkata

Sumana Mukherjee

Reads for the road

A dozen books that will give you an insight into the subcontinent when you visit for the cricket

Suresh Menon

In the shadow of Eden

For a sense of the place the park holds in Kolkata's imagination, take a walk in and around it on a non-match day

Shamik Bag

The uncommon green

In the heart of Kolkata, the Maidan is a great level playing field

Shamik Bag

Party hearty

And then head straight to breakfast, before taking a cruise and gorging on spicy street food. There's a lot to do in and around Kolkata

Deep Dasgupta

Classical Kolkata

As befits a city of thinkers and artists, the finest Test played there was a long, slow, examination of skill and character

Mark Ray

Days in Eden

In Kolkata everyone's a cricket watcher, and what better place to watch it than at the stadium that has come to be an emblem of the city?

Soumya Bhattacharya

Cricket in the city of football

The beautiful game may be No. 1 here but the passion for cricket remains fierce, sometimes with unpleasant side-effects