The Pulse The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:47:51 +0630 en-gb Minding the IT gap As Myanmar struggles to close the digital divide between city and country, rural residents hope to benefit from greater access to communications technology



]]> (Nyein Ei Ei Htwe and Zon Pan Pwint) The Pulse Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:30:00 +0630
Stepping back in time in Hanlin

Two thousand years after the Pyu city-states fell, their buildings still shape local life, luring tourists and making locals proud of their recent listing among UNESCO World Heritage Sites



]]> (Stuart Alan Becker) The Pulse Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:30:00 +0630
Legends of Hanlin Douglas Long on Hanlin – an area once described by archaeologist Aung Thaw as an “almost barren and desolated” landscape that could have inspired a series of apocalyptic legends about the destruction of the ancient city.

]]> (Douglas Long) The Pulse Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:16:23 +0630
Changing faces Use of the distinctive tree bark paste long favoured as both a cosmetic and as a form of sun protection is changing, as traditional values confront modern trends.


]]> (Zon Pann Pwint and Nyein Ei Ei Htwe) The Pulse Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0630
Face value With beauty pageants having very much entered the mainstream in Myanmar, Charlotte Rose asks whether they liberate or oppress women.

]]> (Charlotte Rose) The Pulse Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0630
Raw energy, vivid colour

The energy and exuberance of Soe Naing’s paintings lifts the spirits as delightfully as the festival dances they depict.



]]> (Fiona MacGregor) The Pulse Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0630
Grey matter Our resident medical expert Dr Chrisoph Gelsdorf on what steps can be taken to stave off the decline of the brain.

]]> (Christoph Gelsdorf, MD) The Pulse Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0630
Monsoon state of mind: A survival guide The rain is here but never fear – the Times’ own style and etiquette expert Fiona MacGregor has the definitive guide to maintaining good grace, looks and humour this monsoon season.


]]> (Fiona MacGregor) The Pulse Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0630
From strength to strength Bodybuilding champion Aye Aye Soe aims to show Myanmar women’s strength to the world – and challenge her critics at home.



]]> (Nandar Aung) The Pulse Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0630
Breast practice: survivors find support with Living Hope Breast cancer survivor and activist May May Pyone on the need to fight depression and improve cancer education in Myanmar.



]]> (Chit Su Wai) The Pulse Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0630