The Myanmar Times
Monday, 30 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Linking the world with words

Translations  of foreign novels and short stories are on the decline and local authors’ finest works are relatively unknown to readers abroad.

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In the Philippines, beauty boot camps transform girls into pageant princesses

As  a child she waded in muddy Philippine rice paddies. Now teenager Janicel Lubina struts down runways for the country’s top designers and is hoping to be crowned among the world’s most beautiful women.

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Translation of ‘Golden Parasol’ published

The  Myanmar-language version of Wendy Law-Yone’s 2013 book Golden Parasol was released on March 14, translated from the original English by Hein Latt.

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Rebels with a cause

As  the band’s first chord rang out across Letpadan, the crowd of students cheered jubilantly, the atmosphere buzzing with excitement. One day later, images of the same students being brutally beaten by police were broadcast around the world.

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Descended from royalty

She wears simple clothes and speaks softly. She sits in teashops and buys bananas at roadside stalls. It would be easy to pass her in the street without a second glance.

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Promoting literature: Sarpay Beikman building can be hired free to develop Myanmar literature

A downtown Yangon building has been set aside for the promotion of literature.

 

 

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Swedish artist back in YGN for second solo show

Swedish artist Caspar Johanssen arrived in Yangon in 2007 as the protests, which became known as the Saffron Revolution, began to gather momentum.

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Book traces 15 years of corruption

A Collection of feature essays about corruption in Myanmar, previously published in local news journals and international newspapers, will be launched in Yangon and Mandalay on March 12.

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Thailand’s ghost myth-busters

From exorcism ceremonies to spirit houses and amulets claiming to make wearers bulletproof, Thailand is a culture soaked in superstition – an obsession critics say is holding the nation back.

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Cartoons join commuters on the streets of Yangon

Summertime in downtown Yangon is not the best occasion for strolling the streets and sightseeing. But one visitor from outside the city doesn’t seem to mind, much as he admits to disliking the traffic and the noise, the crowds, the tall buildings and the heat.

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