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What we can do for Burma - sent to BBC World

Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | Views [739]

I am writing, not because I witnessed any momentous and heart breaking events. I am writing to describe a mood. A mood that carried even us who did not understand the language. A mood that was felt even in the remote and quiet parts, far away from Yangon ... Read more >

Tags: People


Gallery: People in Burma

Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Turmoil or resurgence of hope?

Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | Views [619]

We are caught up in history. Myanmar is experiencing its biggest mass protests in 20 years. Protests crying out for desperately needed reforms. Asking for compromise from a military regime that does not understand the meaning of the word. It’s funny being ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


gentle Hsipaw

Sunday, 23 Sep 2007 | Views [725]

The gate is locked and there is not a sign of life in the overgrown, flower filled garden. We are in the Shan Palace in Hsipaw. I wanted to see it. There is a book, a real story written by the Austrian born last princess of Hsipaw. In it she speaks of ... Read more >

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Caught up n Burma

Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | Views [596]

Up in the Shan hills and the country is in chaos. Monks have been striking for almost a week asking for reforms. Not that we would know, except that in the last couple of days it has been literally impossible to get an outside line for the phone and the ... Read more >

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What I am learning about Burma

Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | Views [791]

Things you learn to do without in Burma 1. Electricity. Whether it is a 5 star hotel, a dingy little café or a store, electricity comes and goes at will. For indefinite amounts of time and business continues as usual with private generators or without.... Read more >

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On Shan land

Sunday, 16 Sep 2007 | Views [1197]

Kalaw is an old British hill station nestled in the bowl formed by green slopes. It’s got a sky blue and white mosque, a terracotta church, a field of white stupas and a golden Buddhist temple. The market is at the heart centre of the town and serves ... Read more >

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A golden triangle – the lake, the mountain and a town

Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | Views [857]

We took the easy option and flew to Heho, the gateway to Inlay Lake. We still have not realised that the time here in Myanmar is half an hour backwards with respect to Thailand, so we turn up earlier to everything we plan. It will still take another day ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Gallery: Inle Lake

Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Yangon

Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Journey into Burma

Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | Views [709]

Yangon, Mandalay, the Ayeyarwady river, the Shan states, how much magic and dreaming is associated with those names. They conjure up exotic and mysterious images, strange and faraway lands at the crossroads of the gulf of Bengal, the start of the Himalayas, ... Read more >

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