All of us at some point in life have hated history and geography. Sitting in front of a book, a classroom and very bored classmates who yawned at the very thought of a 1-hour lecture about how the British invaded India, how they set up a company etc. I was just the same. Hated every little bit of history and geography.
10 years later, I recently went to a homestay in Ooty which was built during the British times. An old house with a character which was built in 1865. The architecture of this house was very different from what we see nowadays. The house had thick walls, all rooms having functional chimneys. Wide corridors and huge glass windows. There was beautiful lawn laid out in front of the house. A place for a stable and an outhouse. The house was surrounded by a lot of trees which looks like a mini forest. Like a lot of you may know, Ooty was once an upon a time a British colony and this house was one of their projects. The whole feeling of being canvassed amidst a heritage home from the colonial times makes you feel oddly nice.