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Burma's Secret War

A British journalist, Evan Williams, sneaked into Burma as a tourist and made this documentary about Burma. It was broadcast on channel 4 in the UK on October 2, 2006.

Burma

An Article by Evan Williams


YouTube and Burma

Old clips of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Interview appear on YouTube.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Asean
I looked around YouTube and found a lot of stuff from Burma, including music videos, clips from Burma and video shots by tourists. I came across good video interviews of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. You should definitely check that out. It's cool.
Is YouTube going to be banned soon in Burma? Or it's already been? Let's wait and see.

Glite Gmail

I have recently noticed the increased traffic to my site from Burma. Many of them were through google search. What were they looking for? "glite gmail." Glite is a light client to access gmail intended for mobile phone users. I think many people were trying to access gmail as it has probably been banned again.

The Glass Palace

Today is Independence Day in Burma. Burma has been independent for 59 years now. Instead of developing forward, its direction of development is backwards. I hope the best for our country in the future.

I read "Burmese Days" by George Orwell on New Year Eve. It was a very interesting book. Here is online version:

http://www.george-orwell.org/Burmese_Days/index.html

I have started reading The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh. It was an interesting book on love, war and families. Here is a review from Amazon site:

Set primarily in Burma, Malaya, and India, this work spans from 1885, when the British sent the King of Burma into exile, to the present. While it does offer brief glimpses into the history of the region, it is more the tale of a family and how historical events influenced real lives. As a young boy, Rajkumar, an Indian temporarily stranded in Mandalay, finds himself caught up in the British invasion that led to the exile of Burma's last king. In the chaos, he s…