The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 31 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Going fair, whatever the cost

The increasing availability of cheaper and more invasive treatments is fulfilling – and fuelling – desires for whiter skin. But are the side effects worth the risk?

 

 

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Drawn to Yangon

German artist Malte Jehmlich collaborates across cultures and mediums to help present a unique performance in Yangon.

 

 

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Troupe revives royal classic

After a 26-year hiatus, Partawmu – a play about Thibaw, the last king of Myanma – will be performed on August 30 and 31 at the National Theatre.

 

 

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Classic anti-romance of colonial Burma condemns good intentions

Ma Ma Lay’s 'Not Out of Hate' is a melancholy romance set in the pre-war years leading up to the Japanese occupation.

 

 

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In buildings, authors find clues to Yangon’s past

Authors of a new book on Yangon's architecture discuss the city, its history, and their favorite places in it.

 

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Covering the kings

As iconic rock band Emperor turns 30 this year, they’re celebrating with the release of a special collector’s album and a concert unlike any other

 

 

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Scandal mars Miss Globe competition

Beauty pageant director takes back crown twice ahead of international competition

 

 

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Photo book emphasises nostalgia over relevance

Just when you thought the days of uncritical praise for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi were over, along comes French photographer Christophe Loviny’s hagiographic Aung San Suu Kyi: A Portrait in Words and Pictures.

 

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Remembering Robin Williams

Mandalay bureau chief Stuart Alan Becker pays tribute to Robin Williams.

 

 

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Living Well in Myanmar: The myth of vitamins: More doesn’t necessarily mean better health

For some reason the word “vitamin” is associated with good health. It’s believed around the globe that taking daily vitamins is a beneficial behaviour. People assume that they will be more energetic day-to-day and prevent illness in both the short and long term. In the United States it is estimated that 40 percent of the population takes multivitamin supplements, an industry that generates $28 billion per year.

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