Think of them as windows on the transition. The 12 documentary photographic essays portray not just what the photographers see around them, but their own backgrounds and responses to the tumultuous times we live in.
Twelve-year-old Myat Noe dashes between tables taking orders and sweeping up cigarette butts, working for around a dollar a day in Myanmar, which has one of the worst records for child labour in the world.
The 28th Tokyo International Film Festival, featuring more than 200 films, including 31 world premieres, is off to a precipitous, if not vertiginous, start. It will take place from October 22 to 31 in two venues in Tokyo.
The Myanmar lunar month of Waso, which usually falls in July, marks the beginning of the three-month Vassa period, also known as Buddhist Lent or the Rains Retreat. The buildup to Thadingyut, which marks the end of Buddhist Lent and falls on October 28 this year, is characterised by a gradual change in weather. With the skies now clearing, it is the season of pagoda festivals, music concerts and weddings, with cooler weather just around the corner. The end of Lent is marked nationwide with the three-day Thadingyut Festival of Lights.
Moving from a big house to a one- or two-bedroom rental requires much consideration. Here are some tricks that can be used to think outside the “rental box” and make the most of a smaller living space.