Dung and Dragons: Myanmar kids dodge cows to play rugby

Sidestepping cowpats and garbage, Myanmar’s only home-grown junior rugby side train on the outskirts of Yangon, preparing to take on children from the city’s well-heeled international schools. When the Little Dragons aren’t running barefoot on the litter-strewn dirt, the makeshift field on the outskirts of Yangon is sometimes used as a cockfighting ring or a fairground. But every ...

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Dharma Dogs: Buddhist chants calm stray Myanmar mutts

Dharma Dogs: Buddhist chants calm stray Myanmar mutts

Pumped out over speakers, Buddhist chants play for packs of stray dogs at a Yangon shelter in an unusual effort to calm them down as Myanmar struggles to control a ballooning...

Dragons and wizards fired up at Myanmar rocket festival

Dragons and wizards fired up at Myanmar rocket festival

Clad in elaborate headdresses representing dragons and wizards, Myanmar’s ethnic Pa’O fire huge, homemade rockets into the sky — an annual call for plentiful...

Slaves to the Poppy: How decades of conflict have led to modern-day slavery in Myanmar’s Shan State

Slaves to the Poppy: How decades of conflict have led to modern-day slavery in Myanmar’s Shan State

Lway Kay* sits inside a dimly lit shack picking bugs and stale rice from a large bag. She is incredibly adept at preparing the rice for her family’s meals, and she needs to...

Myanmar’s atypical music duo talk art, identity and the music industry

Myanmar’s atypical music duo talk art, identity and the music industry

Both W-A.I., aka Waiyan Kyawni, and Steph KoKo seem like pretty typical millennials — mindful of the latest trends, tuned into the hashtag zeitgeist, and always down to...


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