02 December, 2020

The Subcontinental Menu

In The Subcontinental Menu this week, read about an ashram in UP's Raebareli which has launched a pen made of paper, and a Sikh priest in England who has grown what might be the world’s longest cucumber.

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The Subcontinental Menu

It Is A Woofderful Life

A dog’s house is his castle—alm­ost literally. Bombay House, the 94-year-old building that ser­­ves as the Tata Group’s global HQ, has been a comfortable den for stray dogs for decades. When Ratan Tata became chairman of Tata Sons in 1991, he regularised his tenants, furnishing amenities that were the equal of anything available to employees of the Homo sapiens persuasion. “They had a vet on call, a budget for their upkeep and regular medical checkups, and were habituated to sleeping on mats,” a staffer said. Last year, this privileged class of eight canines was briefly disco­m­f­ited when the building was ren­­ovated, but the luxury has returned, with plush new facilities, including toys, mattres­ses, and “lots of hiding places,” says a delighted Abodh Aras of Welfare of Stray Dogs.



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