A physicist from Armenia, a juice-maker from Bermuda and a Burmese sushi chef all join a program that applies the business incubator model to farming.
Despite the chance of negative reactions, many Burmese bypass the doctor’s office to buy prescription-only medicine without prescriptions, hoping to save money and time.
An ethnic Karen woman finds support for her illness after moving to Thailand, where she now helps run a shelter for orphans and vulnerable women.
Is there real science in the spiritualism of meditation? Elizabeth Blackburn, a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist in the United States, thinks so.
An art exhibition to honor Gen. Aung San opens on Saturday, the 67th anniversary of the independence hero’s assassination by a political rival in Rangoon.
On the upmarket resort island of Ko Tao, about 70 percent of workers in the tourism industry hail from southern Burma.
In Mrauk U, a campaign is under way to preserve religious edifices that date back to Arakanese kingdoms but have been neglected for years.
A new book on the 30-year history of refugee camps on the Thai-Burmese border gives new insight into the unique way they were run.
A Polish explorer travels to Hukawng Valley, which he describes as Burma in miniature — a place where the entire country’s problems are concentrated.
A Polish writer travels to a remote village in northern Burma and sips tea with a former Naga chief headhunter.
Farmers in the southern tip of Burma’s Shan State say that growing poppies can earn them 10 times more than planting other crops.
Burmese traditional arts face a dwindling market in Sagaing, the cultural sister city of Mandalay that is famous for pottery and papier mâché.
A co-founder of the Free Funeral Services Society turns her attention to assisting the elderly who are left behind when their younger caretakers die.
Fund-raising is under way to launch the Rangoon-based Harmoneat truck, which will serve dishes from various ethnic groups along with a note about cultural traditions.
Critics say the landmark Thilawa special economic zone is pushing families deeper into poverty, and accuse local officials of strong-arm tactics to force resettlements.
Frustrated by a lack of resolution through conventional means, some land grab victims in Burma are turning to old ways: curses and black magic.
As Burma’s reform-minded leadership opens the economy, automakers are seeking pole positions in what might become one of the world’s fastest growing markets.
The beautiful centuries-old trees at a cave complex in Shan State create the perfect atmosphere for a famous mile-long pagoda festival.
Saw Yan Naing writes about the obstacles he overcame before becoming a senior reporter at The Irrawaddy and joining the East-West Center’s Jefferson Fellowship.
Pressure on Rangoon’s water supply is growing as the urban population increases and development projects put greater demand on the main pipe feeding the city.