Our Own Hachi
“A dog is a gentleman,” said Mark Twain. While canine devotion to man is legendary, not every dog does what Hachiko did in Japan or, for that matter, Tommy closer home in Chennai. The mongrel refused to leave the grave of the teenager who’d befriended him. After a fortnight, Blue Cross volunteers noticed the dog starving and took the initiative to fetch the deceased’s mother. The story reminded many of the Hollywood flick, Hachi: A Dog’s Tale starring Richard Gere, which transplanted the Japanese tale of the Akita, Hachiko.
Lay Down Anchor
India’s first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant ended its operational life in ’03. Auctioned off for Rs 60 crore,...