The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

The Zen of Michael O’Keefe

Touched by Michael O'Keefe's performance while rewatching 1979 film 'The Great Santini', The Myanmar Times' Mandalay-based distribution manager Stuart Alan Becker tracks the former actor down over the internet to ask him questions about Hollywood and Zen Buddhism.

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Run for the hills

Pyin Oo Lwin, a pre-colonial town whose name means “a pleasant hilltop meadow”, provides welcome respite from the stifling heat.

 

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Dhaka: City of movement

Myanmar Times photographer Zarni Phyo on his recent trip to Dhaka, where the chaotic city pulses with life.

 

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Pressing questions with director Kyi Soe Tun

An interview with a celebrated filmmaker, talk-show host and mentor of a new generation.

 

 

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False positives: when screening does more harm than good

Our resident medical expert Dr Christoph Gelsdorf on the problem with pre-packaged health screening kits.

 

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People Who Dare to Face Tomorrow

Author Htin Aung Kyaw Htet on his book about sex workers in Myanmar, and battling common misconceptions about these women.

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Starting afresh: Life after poppy farming

An innovative community-based project helping villagers on the Thai-Myanmar border nurture sustainable businesses and attain self-sufficiency has given a new start to people previously faced with no option but to cultivate opium poppies.

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No place to go: Young women face hostel environment

Young female students in Mandalay struggle to find accommodation due, at least in part, to stereotypes about "immoral behaviour".

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String theory

Original style comes as second nature to Steven Oo, a Myanmar designer who has garnered international attention for his use of form and fabric.

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Sound and fury: Punks ring in the New Year

One day before the official start of Thingyan festivities in Yangon, an illegal punk rock concert took place under an inner-city bridge.

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