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India’s anxious new pet parents are dreading a return to the office

Niharika Sharma

Prakhar Kapoor adopted his first dog back in June, when India began to ease its three-month nationwide lockdown. He named it Marcus,⁠ after his favorite character in the video game Gears of War. Kapoor, a 29-year-old engineering professional who lives in Punjab’s Ludhiana, decided to get a dog to battle the loneliness he felt during…

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