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Pet Dogs
News  /  Published 29.04.22

Meet Sumana Adhikari’s pet dog Cookie that munches on non-edibles

To be fair, for every bite of biscuit or apples she receives from Sumana or her mom, Cookie thanks them with a loving lick before moving on to the next. “It’s only when I feed Birdie that ...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 08.04.22

How to be a good canine citizen

Bond with your dog The concept of “dog parenting” is still new to India. “Here many people consider themselves owners of their dogs,” said Sohini. “Such people buy dogs ...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 08.04.22

Meet Pogo the Pug

Pogo refuses to believe that he’s a Pug. “He is convinced he’s human. Previously, when our family would sit to eat at the dining table, Pogo too would pull up a chair and try to clim...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Health  /  Published 08.12.21

Who let the dogs in?

Every early morning, around 2am, my sleeping partner wakes me up because she’s thirsty and needs a bathroom break. Fortunately for her, she has no trouble going back to sleep. I know this becaus...
By Tara Parker-Pope

India  /  Published 08.11.21

Love, not treats, made dog man’s best friend

Human fondness for dogs displayed through acts such as petting may have played a much bigger role in the domestication of dogs than the lure of food, research by canine behaviour biologists in India h...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

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Culture  /  Published 03.10.21

A roof for lonely woofs

I wanted my children to grow up with dogs just as we had, so, when my son was four, we got a puppy, Mowgli. My children’s interaction with dogs would have been just like mine — bringing up...
By Paromita Sen

Lifestyle  /  Published 17.09.21

Zero: philosophical name for a mischievous dog

When Amrita Das first went to bring home Zero as a puppy, the breeder had just one word to say about him: “duronto (restless)”. Within minutes of reaching home, Amrita would know why. &ld...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Places  /  Published 27.08.21

Ishita Datta’s love for Dollar

The best way to overcome fear of dogs is to get one, Ishita Datta would say. “I have always liked dogs but was scared of them. Then when the lockdown was imposed last year I found myself depress...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 23.07.21

‘Google’ goes to office even during pandemic

You may be working from home these days but a Siberian Husky from EC Block continues to go to office. Even on Sundays. “Every day after breakfast Google lets out a bark, as if to announce that ...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 23.07.21

Show stoppers all

A tent that drew a steady stream of selfie-hunters had three huge dogs — Belgian Shepherd Julie, St. Bernard Sandy and German Shepherd Dog Vaspa. Sukanta Mondal, who had got his Caravan Hound S...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake


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