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 month ago
‘Change has to come within Myanmar itself’. ‘I have called upon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to listen to her ‘inner voice’ and speak directly to the people of Myanmar.’ IMAGE: A Rohingya migrant child, who recently arrived in Indonesia by boat, eats chocolate while queuing up with others for immigration identification purposes inside a temporary compound for refugees in Aceh Timur regency, Indonesia's Aceh Province.According to recent figures, an approximate 90,000 ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Fencing the border between Myanmar and Nagaland is expected to adversely affect the Naga tribals whose lives straddle both sides of the border.Gautam Sen, an expert on Nagaland, explains why the Indian government needs a more comprehensive and long-term perspective on this issue and why it must take local tribal sensitivities and customs into account. IMAGE: The fencing of the India-Myanmar border in Tuensang district of Nagaland has led to resentment among the Khiamniungan people, many of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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