Doreen Carvajal (The New York Times) MADRID – Manolo Osuna lacks a formal art education, but he has spent years roaming the galleries of the Prado Museum as a guard and leader of a seven-person moving brigade that hefts national treasures by Spanish masters like Velázquez and Goya around the...
Elizabeth Paton (The New York Times) PARIS – When the last model stepped off the runway at Louis Vuitton and the fall 2020 shows drew to a close last week, it was clear that diversity on the catwalks had become a genuine reality and not just a seasonal trend –...
Jason Farago (The New York Times) GHENT, Belgium – God is in the details, they assure you; but some art is so jam-packed with details, each hair so fine, each fold so painstaking, that it surpasses even the divine. Nearly six centuries ago here, the painter Jan van Eyck used...
Written by Ei Thandar and Tin Maung Oo Food, clothing, and shelter are the basic necessities that humans need access to. Helping people meet their need for shelter is one of the mandates of the Construction, Housing, and Infrastructure Development Bank (CHID). We recently sat down with the bank’s chief...
Perhaps nowhere are the dangers and opportunities of trash as clear as in the back alleys of Yangon and the Ayeyarwady River, where the rampant practice of open dumping and the problematic waste management in Myanmar are on daily display. By overthrowing the traditional linear model of truck and tip...
Written by Stephanie Li If you believe in investing in a vision rather than just in companies, Myanmar’s first tech hub, Phandeeyar, will give you the lowdown on the country’s burgeoning startup market. Nowadays, buying a SIM card for $1.5 or less has become commonplace, yet it would have been unthinkable...
Written by Stephanie Li The Chinese Embassy in Myanmar announced on January 10 that President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Myanmar this week to sign infrastructure and investment agreements and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral ties.  Xi’s visit on January 17-18 will be his first in his current capacity. He is scheduled...
BORN DIFFERENT Like most 3 year old, Thiha Zaw is outgoing and full of energy. He loves to run around with his neighborhood's kids to the point of skipping his meals. Unfortunately, he was abandoned by his biological parents and adopted by Daw Kyi Htay. He has been lucky that...