Byculla is the oldest railway station in India; in 1853, when the first train rolled out from Mumbai's Bori Bunder to Thane, it served as the commencing point.
Esplanade Mansion: As 155-year-old Mumbai landmark faces its end, a look at its past, present and future
When Watson's Hotel (Esplanade Mansion's original name) opened in 1867; its 130 plush rooms and 20 suites were meant to cater exclusively to elite English guests — not Indians. In fact, the story goes that Jamshetji Tata came up with the idea for Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Hotel after he was denied entry in Watson’s.
In Narendra Modi's constituency of Varanasi, demolition of 250-year-old buildings for religious corridor creates resentment
Many Varanasi residents are concerned about the way around 300 buildings in the heart of the city were demolished to construct the Sri Kashi Vishwanath Corridor.
The old and crumbling neighbourhoods of Shovabazar, Bagbazar, and old Chitpur in Calcutta once boasted of palatial houses built by the affluent babu class. These houses were studded with Corinthian pillars, lined with balustrades of delicate grill-work, and strewn with copies of Greek and Roman marble statues
Whenever people lavish praise on Kolkata’s buildings they usually mean the grand old palaces in the north (the ‘black town’) or the massive colonial edifices dominating the city’s business district – giving Kolkata the nomenclature of “city of palaces” in the hoary past.