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Homes/Old Bungalows

A haveli named after a mystic, Waris Manzil, in Saidanpur, Uttar Pradesh

It is the mango orchards that I see first when I arrive in the village of Saidanpur on a morning of May. At 8 am the temperature is 36 degrees. But it is the open countryside and it does not … Continue reading

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In Malihabad- A Home from Shah Jahan’s Time

Hello to all of you ! I wanted to let you know that my book, ‘Rehaish—At Home in Lucknow’ was published by Sanatkada in February this year. It is a coffee table book with stories and pictures of 28 old, … Continue reading

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The House in Lucknow Built by Walter Burley Griffin

Hello All !  Yes, time does fly and it has been long since I wrote ! My husband ,Debashish, would, once in a while, talk of a Dr.Bir Bhan Bhatia and his house that was designed and built by Walter … Continue reading

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The Home of Dr. Sultan Ali Sadiq in old Lucknow

Two years ago I met Dr. Sultan Ali Sadiq for the first time in Ram Advani’s book shop. Mr Advani had told me that Dr. Sadiq was an orthopaedic doctor and his friend. Also, that he lived in old Lucknow, … Continue reading

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