As one of Myanmar’s best-known authors writing in English, Ma Thanegi is in high demand amongst editors.
Myanmar Art Resource Center and Archive (MARCA), a bilingual English and Myanmar venue, seeks to bridge the gaps that currently separate artists, researchers and the public.
Yangon’s favourite indie band gets a rocky start as they attempt to crowd-fund travel to the world’s largest music festival.
While visiting Yangon on January 25, 2012, Asif Ali Zardari, the president of Pakistan, insisted on visiting a very special monument, where he laid a floral wreath: the mausoleum of Bahadur Shah Zafar, commonly called Zafar (“Victory”), the last Mughal Emperor of India, who ruled from 1837-1857. The president also gave a US$50,000 cheque to the mausoleum’s caretaker.
Laneway Festival has begun to mimic the creative culture of its adopted hometown: friendly but hesitant, showy but sincere, and balanced precariously on the thin line between properly enthusiastic and nervously overeager.