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Moving a beloved home in India more than 2,000 km to save it

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Meda, a 300-year-old home on a farm in Gurugram, outside Delhi. The wooden structure was joined without nails, helping it to survive the disassembly and reassembly.

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Mr Sachdeva standing at a cast-iron spiral staircase with brass railing.

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WHEN George Oommen was 16 years old, he inherited a two-storey house on a river in Mepral, a village in the verdant southern Indian state of Kerala, where his father had grown up.

By tradition, the house was always passed to the youngest son, which he was. But it wasn

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