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Nine Tihar sweets Kathmanduites swear by on Festival of Lights

If Dashain is the time to delve into meat delicacies, Tihar is to indulge in sweets. With the Festival of Lights just round the corner, mithai bhandars, or sweet shops, start to prep for the hoard of customers who come in to buy boxes and boxes of sweets to offer to Goddess Laxmi or brothers […]

The painful passing of Maya who was more than my dog

Oxytocin is a chemical the brain secretes when someone you love crosses your path. It is what makes your stomach flutter and heart drop. This ‘biological trick’, however, is not only confined to us, humans. The flow of oxytocin has been reported in animals as well, especially in dogs. When your dog looks at you, they […]