Pankaj Mishra is acclaimed Indian writer/journalist who writes on various International and national media, he also lives in Mashobra (near to Shimla) and has nice article on TIME Asia about Mashobra:
and on Tehelka:
Article on Pankaj:
Here is wiki on Pankaj:
Located on the hill top of the Mashobra, the building was taken over during 1895 by the Viceroy. The president visits The Retreat at least once a year and his core office shifts to that place during his stay in The Retreat. Thousand feet higher than the Shimla Ridge Top, The Retreat is located in a picturesque surrounding. The architectural pattern and the natural beauty of the place have made The Retreat a tourist attraction in Shimla.
The redeeming feature of this building is that it is purely a wooden structure with dajji wall construction. Originally constructed in 1850, this building has a plinth area of 10,628 sq. ft.