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...
When the straight, long rays of the sun moved into her room, she started writing the first words on the yellowing tissue-thin paper – “I loved you at first sight”. Carefully tucking her portrait into an envelope – she had picked one where she’s wearing a neat updo –...
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...

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Vanessa Friedman The New York Times One evening in early December 2019, Daniel Lee, the newish designer of the Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta, went to the Fashion Awards in London to see how his brand had fared. He sat at a table with the Bottega chief executive, Bartolomeo Rongone, and...
Anahad O’Connor (The New York Times) Not long ago Dr. Rangan Chatterjee had a patient with Type 2 diabetes struggling to lower his blood sugar levels, despite following an intense diet and exercise program. Chatterjee counseled him to focus on the root cause of his problem: chronic stress....
As this issue goes to print, the new coronavirus has infected over 126,000 people in 124 countries around the world, with death toll topping 4,600 and more than 68,000 people now recovered. Myanmar has had no reported cases, but experts worry that there could be people who are infected...
အောက်တွင် မြန်မာလို ဖတ်ရှုနိုင်ပါသည် Written by Linn Thit The Central Bank of Myanmar is preparing for a QR Code System for interbank payment this year in order to overcome the barriers to interbank cash transfer allowing banks, mobile money services, and fintech to interconnect.   There are 27 private banks and 13 foreign bank...
အောက်တွင် မြန်မာလို ဖတ်ရှုနိုင်ပါသည် Written by Linn Thit The World Bank will provide a $350 million credit to Myanmar from the International Development Association (IDA) to increase the output and efficiency of power generation and improve the resilience of Myanmar’s electricity system to climate change and disasters.  It also approved $110 million in...
vol 7 , Issue 43 Tin Mg Oo & Ei Thandar Tun/Myanmar Business Today In recent years Myanmar stood unchanged at 171 for the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking. However, the country was recently listed in the top 20 most improved in Ease of Doing Business along with Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Djibouti,...
Myanmar has suspended all types of visas and visa exemption services on March 28 and now has extended the entry restriction measures until June 1 to continue its effective response measures to reduce the importation and spread of the COVID-19. However, in case of urgent official missions or compelling reasons,...