Rudyard Kipling House. Officials in Mumbai plan to turn the birthplace of Rudyard Kipling into a museum honoring the author of The Jungle Book and other tales of colonial life. While India has long had a problematic relationship with the writer--who penned the poem The White Man's Burden--the museum hopes to credit Kipling as a literary ambassador of Indian life, with the caveat that his pro-colonial stance was a product of his turn-of-the-century ideals.
British Colonial India back in the days of the Raj there was no air conditioning so the heat was intense. Therefore veranda's and paddle fans, shutters all were a must have. High ceilings and airy rooms were the most comfortable. Photo: robbiewalden.com