Category Archive: Photo Essays

Planting Asia’s Staple Food

Rice is a cereal grain. It is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world’s human population, especially in Asia, and is the agricultural commodity with the third-highest… Continue reading

Myanmar: The Rice Planting Season is On!

Myanmar, June 2016.  The monsoon rains arrived early this year.  And, like strokes applied from a giant paint brush, the colors and shades of the fields turned from earthen brown, to water-flooded surfaces… Continue reading

Myanmar Snapshots 7: The Retro Sidecar

Kawhmu Township, Myanmar; March 2016: Walking around the township center, I can’t help but feel as if I was thrown back in time to the 1930s.  Not that I knew exactly how the… Continue reading

Myanmar Snapshots 6: Country Wagons

Some 70% of the Myanmar population are farmers and a significant symbol of these farmers’ lives is the wooden farm wagon.  Made of two wooden wheels and usually drawn by a couple of… Continue reading

Myanmar Snapshots 3: A Theravada Tradition

Having been conditioned for many years to the rigid security arrangements in Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, I was very careful when I first explored the streets of Yangon, Myanmar‘s commercial capital… Continue reading

Coffee and A Rural Market Scene – Myanmar

February 2016:  I woke up, somewhat disoriented, to the gentle stirrings of the sleepy town of Moenyo deep in the floodplains of the Irrawaddy River in the Bago Region of Myanmar.  It was… Continue reading

Myanmar’s “WoW”

February 2016:  Traveling towards a township on a provincial road in Myanmar, I was scanning the roadside scenery for some good photos when I spotted something on the road that I initially did… Continue reading

A Cosmetics Brand Called Thanaka?

At first glance, one would think that these ladies are either acting in a stage play or modeling a brand of cosmetics… But, traveling to a number of urban and rural places in… Continue reading

Myanmar’s Sweeping Shwedagon

February 2016:  It was only 6:00 am and yet the parking lot of the Shwedagon complex was already crowded.  It was my very first trip to Yangon and I was leaving the country… Continue reading

Yangon – A First Glimpse

A photo essay about the colorful capital of Myanmar (Burma)

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