Kanika Datta visits the crumbling but appealing temple complex of Bagan -- a place where even an atheist can come close to a divine experience. IMAGE: At its height, over 13,000 stupas and pagodas are said to have dotted Bagan, Myanmar. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons. The Road to Mandalay docks next to what our guide assures us is an "unremarkable house". But the unprepossessing concrete mansion that hugs the upper banks of the Ayeyarwady (the river Irrawaddy to the Anglicised) ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Monica Sindhwani, whose family has lived in Myanmar for generations, left Rangoon for India at 20.Married to a retired Indian Army officer, she relives her memories of the pagodas, the greenery and the home she left nearly 40 years ago, with Rediff.com's Archana Masih, on the eve of the release of Vishal Bhardwaj's epic film, which is set in Rangoon of the 1940s. IMAGE: Monica Sindhwani in the Burmese traditional longyi in the late 1960s in Burma. Photograph: Kind courtesy Monica ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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