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Rangoon times

Rangoon times

Asia, Myanmar, Outside India, Photo Essays, Travel Extras
Yangon is more than a city to me. It is an emotion. A very known, yet strangely unfamiliar emotion, similar to deja vu. The reason is perhaps the uncanny similarity it has with my hometown Calcutta and the Burmese city comes complete with dilapidated photogenic parts, colourful chaos and a lively bustle. It has gorgeous crumbling neo classical mansions in juxtaposition with box like Krushchev style apartment blocks with satellite TV dishes stuck on the windows, creaking cycle trishaws, fresh produce markets which throb with crowded, colourful bustle and narrow congested lanes choked with traffic. The sky too often suffocates the city in a familiar damp way and then there’s the staggering amount of the well known British colonial hangover.…
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