Animals

  • Rats An Ode to Mumbai’s Spirit Animal: The Resilient Rat

    The humble rat has proved that he is a Mumbaikar to the core. He’s got it all – the die-hard spirit, the indifference to unhygienic surroundings, the apathy to the din of construction and an immune system that quaffs anything edible, and lives to tell the tale.

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  • The Agony of Seeing My Dog Age

    I took in a two-month-old spaniel to impress my girlfriend when I was 16. Sure, that relationship ended soon after. But Zippy has been my pillow, a silent yet effective shoulder to lean on. And seeing her age, is more painful that any heartbreak I’ve ever experienced.

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  • Bow Wow, Mumbai: The City Through the Eyes of its Strays

    Some of Mumbai’s many stories reside with its stray dogs. A new picture book on our canine compatriots, gloriously named Tamatar or Periappa or Whiskey, tells us a lot about the city’s streeties – and a fair bit about us.

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  • Dogorrhea: The Deadly Disease that Plagues Doggy Moms

    Dogorrhea is a medical condition that affects one in every twenty humans on the planet. If you are a dog owner, you are most likely already infected. Dogorrhea makes people believe that anyone who isn’t besotted with canines is an asshole. And anyone who isn’t a canine is an idiot.

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  • CatDog I’m a Cat (and Dog) Person

    I’ve realised the sound logic behind the reason why people choose to be either cat or dog people. Living with the two is like being the referee at a tennis match. Actually, it’s like being the tennis ball.

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  • How to Train Your Elephant

    Gajendra is the senior-most elephant in the famous Mysuru Dasara procession. We take you behind the scenes as he prepares for D-Day.

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  • Photo Essay: My Big Cat Blues

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  • म्हारा भैंसा बेटे जैसा

    हरियाणा की एक अनोखी प्रेम कहानी: नरेंद्र सिंह पूनिया और उनका भैंसा शहंशाह।

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  • Shehenshah, Rishtey Mein Toh Hum Tumhare Baap Lagte Hai

    Narendra Singh Poonia, a dairy farm owner from Panipat, is a doting father to his 1,500-kg Murrah bull. He sleeps near Shehenshah every night to make sure he doesn’t go hungry.

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  • Dogs The Dog Whisperer

    Manjiri Latey believes in communicating with animals. She claims to have helped scores of animal lovers find their lost pets.

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