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The Real Reason I Travel Alone

David Anthony | Posted 05.02.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

Often times, I tell my friends and family back at home that I am venturing off to Vietnam & Cambodia for a few days, or I am going to try backpacking ...

Yangon Happy Hours: Where to Drink

David Anthony | Posted 04.27.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

The rules of this post were simple: I allowed myself one taxi ride the whole night (to show great budgeting style) and had to find bars in downtown Ya...

Burma's Democracy Struggle Hostage to Real Estate Boom

Susanne Dumbleton | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Susanne Dumbleton

There is very little "free" about the market in Rangoon.

Buddhism in the Time of Termites

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 10.20.2013 | Religion
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Sometime ago, I made an ill-fated attempt at a 10-day silent Buddhist retreat in India. I lasted 24 hours and then returned home to my adopted city of Rangoon.

Burma: Satellite Images Show Widespread Attacks on Rohingya

Human Rights Watch | Posted 01.18.2013 | World
Human Rights Watch

Attacks and arson in late October by ethnic Arakanese against Rohingya Muslims in Burma were at times carried out with the support of state security forces and local government officials, Human Rights Watch said today.

Smashing Faces, Taking Names

Posted 01.07.2012 | Entertainment

Imagine a fusion between "The Mighty Ducks," and "American Pie" and you'll get something close to the new hockey comedy, "Goon." Here, Seann Wil...

Myanmar's Beauty

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Howard Steven Friedman


When Will Aung San Suu Kyi Really Tackle Sanctions?

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Since her November release from house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi has been "talking and listening" to her followers in Burma. What she was hearing may have surprised her.

In Burmese Opposition There Will Be No Reform: Aung San Suu Kyi

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

The growing discontent with the NLD has been obvious inside Burma for most of the past decade. It came to light internationally when, during the November elections, desperate discussions were held about the official boycott.

WikiLeaks: Burma's Opposition Stifled By Old Farts and Uninformed Analysis

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

The US embassy is Rangoon is not known for its diplomatic activism. But WikiLeaks reveals that behind those forbidding doors busy fingers are sending perceptive, well observed missives about the state of Burmese misery.

Burma: democracy banned but NLD lifts tourism boycott

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

On Sunday, as Burmese head to the polls (or more likely stay indoors, in an opposition inspired boycott) a far reaching decision by the main oppositio...

The Revolution Will Be Televised: Oscar-pick Burma VJ Airs on HBO

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James Rotondi

If the totalitarian nightmare portrayed in George Orwell's 1984 strikes you as an implausible portrait of state control and repression, a single viewi...

Sleeping Meditation

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

Take rest. Let the process of your practice unfold all by itself. Let your healing have its own rhythm. Keep paying attention to your experience, but don't make an enemy out of anything, including sleepiness.

'There were gasps in court, but all she did was smile'

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Rangoon, Home News

She had about half an hour to snatch a few, last glimpses of Rangoon as the police convoy sped her from Insein jail, down the lakeside highway and bac...

Suu Kyi Trial: Burma's Democracy Leader Testifies, Telling Rangoon Court She's Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi testified for the first time at her trial on Tuesday, denying that she had violated any law by giving sh...

Burma Lawyers Risk Jail For Doing Job

Inter Press Service | By Marwaan Macan-Markar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

To be a lawyer in military-ruled Burma is to court danger, invite arrest and risk being jailed in the country's notorious prisons. It is the price t...

Rangoon Raids Yield 28 Kilograms Of Heroin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Police and customs officers in Rangoon have confirmed that a special anti-narcotics task force has seized substantial quantities of heroin in a series...