Morning Scene at the Bay of Bengal

A village lady with a basket of goods on her head walks on the beach covered with crisscrossing tire tracks in Haigyikyun, Ngaputaw Township, Myanmar.  Nearby villagers, come to this beach mostly on… Continue reading

Combing the Tide

I wrote of villagers of Haigyikyun and how the village men battle tide to catch a specific bounty from the sea: tiny shrimps (see The Fisherfolks of Haigyikyun).  In the course of the… Continue reading

The Women of Ywangan

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In a village where women get married and become mothers at a tender age, she chose to remain happily single at 23 but she doesn’t know…

River Houses

July 2016: A row of thatch houses line the banks of Pathein River in Ngaputaw Township. The poor households, who provide the labor inputs in the vast ricefields of the delta during planting… Continue reading

River Cruise

July 2016: Weary passengers patiently wait as their boat chugs along the Pathein River in the Ayeyarwady Region of Myanmar to the township center of Ngaputaw.  Access between the township center and the… Continue reading

The Women of Ywangan

Fate has so decided that they be born in a remote village of an obscure township called Ywangan. Situated in the hilly region of Southern Shan State in Myanmar, the place can be… Continue reading


A morning scene along the river banks of Ngaputaw in the delta region of Ayeyarwady in Myanmar.  Locals have constructed a jetty and mooring poles made of bamboo for the passenger boats that… Continue reading

Village Boys

Ngaputaw Township, Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar / July 2016:  Mingling with community members, I couldn’t help but wonder what the future lives of the kids would be in a very remote village where majority… Continue reading


Ngaputaw Township, Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar:  A local fisherman sets shrimp traps along the banks of a river.  The grove of palm trees that line the river banks provide a perfect habitat for river… Continue reading

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