Pet Dogs
Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.21

Workshop for first-time dog owners

Crate training Crate training is the practice of keeping a dog in his crate or cage for some time. While in India many people think this is imprisonment, the practice is very popular in the West. T...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 26.03.21

‘No Holi’ for the Roys of CD block

With Alpha coming in, the family has a new concern. “The other day I was playing with Pecky, a Lutino Fischer bird, in my hand when Alpha leapt and took him in his mouth,” says Soumit. &ld...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 26.03.21

Tips to train a puppy

Lockdown pups While many homes are taking in pets now, it is not without challenges.  No touch and feel- Many breeders are not allowing people to go over and see the litters. But it is not eno...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 12.03.21

Shyamadas De and his ‘obedient’ pet dogs

“They are usually the heart and soul of any gathering. Chinky also enjoys a drop of red wine in winters and Belgian beer in summer. They also need their special mangsho-bhaat (mutton curry-rice)...
By Chandreyee Ghose Dutta in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 12.03.21

How to pick a puppy

After the lockdown, we all know how frustrating it is to be stuck indoors. This is how your dog feels if you don’t let him out. Flooring- Breeds like Labradors and Golden Retrievers are prone t...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake


Culture  /  Published 22.02.21

Adopt your best friend, don’t shop

Wonderful companions Indie dogs have a long history of human companionship. Our mythological stories describe their faithful and devoted nature. Indie dogs are very social animals, love to live in pa...
By Titas Mukherjee

Calcutta  /  Published 22.01.21

On your paws, get set, walk

The carnival was held under the New Town Kolkata Development Authority banner and chairman Debashis Sen welcomed everyone to the festivities. Judges included fashion designer Mamika De, Anvita Singh ...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

India  /  Published 13.08.20

Pit where two hungry dogs ate

His book eloquently discusses Marxism, Naxalism, liberalism, capitalism and caste and scrutinises the legacy of Kerala’s “renaissance” — kicked off by spiritual leader Narayana...
By K.A. Shaji in Thiruvananthapuram

Calcutta  /  Published 29.07.20

Oxygen arrest after death of pet

A medicine shop owner has been accused of hoarding oxygen cylinders and renting them out at a premium. A Behala resident whose two-month-old Saint Bernard died because he could not pay Rs 11,500 upfr...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.07.20

Listening to what a dog has to say

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read, Groucho Marx had said. It is a dark, funny and clever observation, but it may not be true. If you a...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta


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