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Meet this man who has been celebrating Kukur Tihar in a different way

People often express a lot of love for their dogs at home. Their loves reaches the highest point on the day of Kukur Tihar, the second day of five day Tihar festival. However, the puppies which do not have homes are often beaten and treated like garbage. When people say that a dog is a […]

It’s not only flames they fight, Kathmandu firefighters strive for work safety

The two weeks between Nepal’s two biggest festivals—Dashain and Tihar—is a relaxing period for many. But, these two weeks make Parashu Ram Shahi, 53, and his three dozen colleagues, anxious. As Kathmanduites prepare for the Festival of Lights, Shahi is busy preparing for the worse. A firefighter for past 17 years, Shahi says Kathmandu Valley […]