The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 24 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

From Delhi to Yangon

An ambitious duo begin their overland journey from Delhi to Yangon, which will see them travel through Kathmandu, Sikkim, Bhutan, and Nagaland.

 

 

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Skate on Boarding and Blading are hot in mandalay, but can it last?

The feeling of freedom drew him to 35 Skate World, said Ko Phyo Htet Aung on a nippy December evening after school in Mandalay.

 

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Blood and Spirit: Reading beyond Orwell for a glimpse of British Burma

Upon arrival in Myanmar, most foreigners with a taste for literature turn first to George Orwell’s bestselling 1934 novel Burmese Days. It’s a dark portrait of a British teak merchant losing his humanity in 1920s Imperial Burma.

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Mind the queue: How the line-jumping habits of Myanmar ruined my holiday

One of the main causes of traffic congestion in Yangon is the bad habit among impatient drivers of switching into the oncoming lane to bypass cars that are stopped or moving slowly. For the sake of saving a few seconds, these selfish drivers block traffic, and then force the cars behind them to slow when they cut back into the proper land.

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Not lost in translation

Before she participated in the first Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Yangon earlier this year, Sudha Shah was mostly unknown to Myanmar writers and readers.

 

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For love of the fight

Two Rakhine wrestlers of great strength rolled up their longyis to their thighs and folded the extra fabric tightly around their waist.

 

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Observe and report

The much hyped 7 Days in Myanmar photography exhibition opened December 14 at Witness Yangon Documentary Arts Space, and the gallery brimmed with people eager to take a look at a selection of large prints from the series of the same name, presented as a coffee-table book.

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Lessons from Hollywood

With few international experiences and little financial support, would-be Myanmar filmmakers don’t have much of a way into the practice, said Ko Yee Nan Thike, an emerging filmmaker in Yangon.

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Turning heads

Myanmar’s first transgender beauty contestant crosses boundaries and borders in her bid to create a more accepting world.

 

 

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How social media helps children in need

Donations made through social networking sites are making an enormous difference in the lives of of those who need it most.

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