The Myanmar Times
Friday, 22 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Universal themes: Bringing Asian literature to Western readers

Among the foreign participants at the Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Mandalay were a handful of literary agents and authors interested in bringing the works of Myanmar writers to a broader audience.

 

Continue reading »

Setting the stage

The upcoming production of Volpone, by the 16th-century playwright Ben Jonson, will bring together aspects of traditional Myanmar and Western theatre in a free performance that raises subjects previously taboo under the military regime.

Continue reading »

How I learned to flip a pancake and cook a crocodile

A participant in a culinary arts class during the first South African Food Fair reflects on a day of food, fun and fumbles

 

Continue reading »

Learning to fly: Side Effect takes SXSW by storm

Despite haphazard planning, last-minute fundraising and a slight SNAFU with flight bookings, Yangon indie-rock outfit Side Effect made it to America’s premier music showcase, where they evaded disaster, found their Texas family and lived out a lifelong dream.

 

 

Continue reading »

Difficulty sleeping? Don’t reach for pills right away

Our resident medical expert Dr Christoph Gelsdorf says the solution for dealing with sleep problems doesn't come in the form of a pill.

Continue reading »

Ko Cho: Yangon’s master luthier

Aung Cho Lwin – or “Guitar Man”, as he is often known – owns and operates a bespoke guitar workshop that he runs out of his Yangon home.

Continue reading »

For a dreamer with a spray can no walls too high or far

Arker Kyaw found 15 minutes of fame when he draw a graffiti portrait of Obama in Yangon. It’s been a longer road getting to represent Myanmar in an international graffiti meet-up

 

Continue reading »

Images from a state of nowhere

Greg Constantine’s eight-year project to photograph Rohingya communities offers a glimpse of the struggle of the stateless.

 

Continue reading »

Guided by spirits: the paintings of Sein Myint

Artist Sein Myint continues to busy himself painting the 37 nat spirits of Myanmar: an ongoing labour of love in a career spanning decades.

 

 

Continue reading »

Hnin Wai speaks

The Myanmar Times speaks with Hnin Wai of the Myanmar Women's Entrepreneur Association, an advocate for women’s rights and business advancement.

Continue reading »