Clash Or Confluence?

A KFC sign clashes with a Hindu temple spire.

One of Yangon’s many quirky contradictions! Happy travels….no matter where life takes you. Related: Daily Post WPC – Opposites More Posts On Myanmar

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An Ensemble Of Puppets From Mandalay

  A Rapunzel with hair to spare?     I could be wrong, but she is most likely a Burmese Draupadi – that virtuous, wronged wife of the Pandavas (the five heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata) – who vows never to tie up her long tresses until she can anoint them with the blood of her molester, who incidentally, is her husbands’ step brother. I recently watched […]

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Myanmar – Romancing The Irrawaddy

An Irrawaddy cruise is an enchanting way to explore Myanmar. Our nine day river cruise itinerary included most of the attractions from Mandalay up to Prome near Yangon.

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Myanmar – The Shared Destinies Of Two Ill-fated Kings

This is a riches to rags story. Of the journey of the King of Delhi from his jewel encrusted chambers in the Red Fort to a tiny tenement in the by-lanes of Rangoon. Replicated, just twenty seven years later, by the ouster of the occupant of the exquisite Glass Palace in Mandalay and his exile to modest lodgings in […]

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Inle Lake, Myanmar – Photo Story & Guide

Ultimate guide and photo story on Inle Lake, Myanmar, to help you explore this enchanting place with its leg rowing fishermen, authentic farmers markets and beautiful pagodas.

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Happy New Year From Myanmar!

Bagan, Myanmar

If anything, the recent floods that devastated my city underscored the unpredictability of life. I very nearly cancelled our visit to Myanmar. But R convinced me of the futility of that guilty decision. So here we are. In this beautiful land on the verge of promising new beginnings. All best wishes for a healthy, happy 2016!  

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Myanmar – First Impressions

Pindaya, Myanmar

The traffic snarls as we drive into Yangon, even with the ban on two wheelers within city limits, are reminiscent of Bangalore. But the roads are surprisingly wide and well laid (mostly). And they are garbage free! Pristine lakes and gardens abound. Splotchy red betel stains on sidewalks are familiar. Spotless public toilets, not. Vehicles with right hand steering […]

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Asian Traditions

Every custom, folklore, tradition and value system across Eastern cultures is heavily influenced by religion. Secularisation of society and mass tourism pose real threats to these shared beliefs and traditional ways of life. Traditional dress is already on its way out and language, customs and value systems are constantly under assault from global media. Imagine a […]

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