Pet Tales

Pet Tales

Animal Planet Pet Tales


Pets are a gateway to escape from everyday's stressful life. There is nothing more satisfying and relaxing than coming home to your 'buddy' and spending some quality time with our little furry friends. Executives that have a stressful and strenuous job love to spend some quality time with their pets as and when they can.

From Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom who has a golden retriever that has more than 11,700 followers on Instagram to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo who keeps bees in his backyard and posts videos of them to his Vine account, it seems that industry executives are not afraid to show off their adorable pet friends.

In our constant endeavor to bring the most diverse content to our readers, brings to you some stories of our media execs' and their beloved pets.

Pet Tales, brought to you in association with Animal Planet, will be a month-long series that captures certain aspects of noted media professionals that are rarely touched upon.

Our four-part series will highlight how some of India's most successful marketing and media executives unwind and relax with their pets after emptying their creative reservoirs at work.

  • Name: Mausumi Kar
  • Media agency: Motivator (GroupM)
  • Designation: Managing Director, India
  • Pet: Dog
  • Breed: Boxer

In the third installment of our Animal Planet Pet Tales special, GroupM's Mausumi Kar opens up about her equation with her 'boys' - Gobbet and Niret. Mausumi talks about how her family's choice of vehicle purchase, home among others are governed factoring in the comfort of the duo.

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  • Name: Ashish Bhasin
  • Media agency: Dentsu Aegis Network
  • Designation: Chairman and CEO south Asia
  • Pet: Dog
  • Breed: Cocker Spaniel

In the second installment of our Animal Pet Tales special, Dentsu Aegis Network's Ashish Bhasin talks about his cocker spaniel. The media maven talks about how his daughter's 'brilliant' decision to get Simba added a new dimension to the Bhasin household.

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  • Name: Ruchi Mathur
  • Media agency: Mindshare
  • Designation: North and East senior vice president for client leadership
  • Pet: Dog
  • Breed: Beagle

In the first installment of our Animal Planet Pet Tales special, Mindshare's Ruchi Mathur talks about her beagle. Describing her relationship with Lego as a 'non-stop adventure', Mathur speaks candidly about the whole experience of being a pet parent.

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