The Bard’s home by the Avon
William Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary is being commemorated this year. A visit to his home in Stratford-upon-Avon introduces Ranjita Biswas to the growing up years of the literary genius
Amazing grace
In the relentless move to steamroll old houses a piece of history might get lost forever as a recently released book on Kolkata’s old houses highlights even as a citizens’ movement to stop the trend gets momentum in the city, reports Ranjita Biswas
Armenia and India, two of the world’s oldest civilizations, have also shared socio-cultural ties for many centuries as new research shows. Mane Mehrabian, a journalist from Armenia, reports
Centuries ago, the stepwells were built in the arid zones of Rajasthan to provide water all year through. Modernisation left most of these marvels neglected but they can still teach a thing or two about water harvesting, discovers Rekha Pal while visiting the little-known Abhaneri baori