Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: Dogs

Dogs are millionaires in Gujarat village. Thank the Mughals

The 200-odd dogs collectively own 26 bighas of land. The property has gained in value over the years but the villagers won't let anyone put a price on it.

Every dog has its day, except in Delhi NCR. Parks are shut, RWAs are angry

Most Delhi NCR RWAs seem to oppose bringing pets to community spaces like parks now. And the anger is growing by the day.

Raw meat for your pets can be good for their health — but only if you do it well

Most pet owners believe that preparing raw food for pets is no different than preparing food for humans. But there is one obvious difference.

Dogs experience happy tears when reuniting with their owners, finds new study

A group of Japanese scientists have found that dogs get teary-eyed due to oxytocin released after reuniting with their owners, thereby strengthening the interspecies bond.

India wants zero rabies cases by 2030, but there’s no central data on dogs or dog bites

97 per cent of rabies deaths in India are caused by dog bites. But number of rabies death and dog bites are underreported.

SubscriberWrites: Mongrels are our ‘desi’ companions and deserve love too. Animal cruelty needs to be punished

Subscriber writes on how Indian breed of dogs are stereotyped and ignored over ‘imported, in-vouge’ breeds. But there is still hope.

Indians bit off more than they can chew. Many pandemic pet dogs homeless now

From an average of five adoptions a month in 2020, new homes for pets have fallen to just one or two now. Adoption agencies are toughening clauses.

Humid Goa and a dog in the ATM — How ‘Siddhi’ inspired me to start Welfare for Animals

In ‘The Book of Dog’, leading writers, from Jerry Pinto to Mark Tully and Aanchal Malhotra, write about the dogs in their lives.

The Book of Dog — Gulzar, Ruskin Bond & others share stories about furry friends in new book

Published by HarperCollins India, ‘The Book of Dog’, edited by Hemali Sodhi, will be released on 19 January at 7 pm on SoftCover, ThePrint’s e-venue to launch select non-fiction books.

Dogs can smell everything and more. Even diseases like cancer

Dogs are able to detect cancer while it still hasn’t yet spread to other parts of the body. This means that people have a much greater chance of surviving.

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.