Friday, April 28, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Modern Datu Kalyar1

Darling, I want to wear
Padauk2 flowers on my hairs,
her golden yellowish petals
spraying sweet scents
among green leaves,
I wanna wear only Padauk, darling!

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Celebrating Thingyan with joy and caution

Balance joy and precaution during the festive season.


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Taking care of your health in the heat of summer

Enjoy but be sure that you are well protected from the scorching heat.

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Lively performances a thing of the past at Bogyoke Market

As times have changed, revelers long for the heydays of water festival at Bogyoke market.

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It must be a Thingyan for the masses

“Thingyan” comes from the Pali word “Thinkanta” and Sanskrit word “Thinkranta”.

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Longing for the days of past celebrations

When the lively song “Tu Poe Tu Poe” about Thingyan water festival by the late Thingyan iconic actor Zaw One was heard recently via a drifting breeze, images of my younger days experience during Thingyan festival reappeared.

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A unique celebration in Mandalay

As less pandals are expected will Mandalay’s favourite Thingyan go as usual.

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