For Bengalis in Yangon, memories of a long-gone era

  RECENTLY IN YANGON: “Nearly a dozen Durga pujas are held in Rangoon, but ours is the best,” 84-year old Murari Mohan Lodh declared proudly. “We offer ‘bhog’ (the vegetarian Bengali meal offered to the gods) to thousands, including many Burmese, during the Puja days,” he added. It was a Sunday afternoon in September. Lodh […]

Myanmar collaborates with IIIT-Bangalore to set up IT institute

“We are setting up Mandalay Institute of Information Technology which is the centre of excellence for IT modelled on IIIT-B and being implemented by IIIT-B,” Indian ambassador to Myanmar Gautam Mukhopadhaya said on the sidelines of an event organised by CII. Apart from the upcoming institute, the entrepreneurship development institute in Yangon is also in […]