Parsis, pets and positive perceptions

Tracing the community’s love for and benevolence towards animals
Vikram Doctor

In 2013, soon after Cyrus Mistry’s unexpected appointment as the successor to Ratan Tata as the head of Tata Sons, I asked a gentleman who was close to both men what would happen to the dogs of Bombay House.  Visitors to the Tata headquarters were often unnerved to find several well-fed indie dogs lounging around the lobby. This was thanks to Tata’s love for them, which was well reciprocated. The dogs mostly ignored the many people passing through but would jump up when he came and stopped to play.  Would the new dispensation displace them? On the contrary, my contact told me,......

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