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:) \\:D/ :) Loved it. Nice lady. ...But the haldi on her face, what was she saying? And the girl too.
This family was from Bihar.
Lady talking in video told that her Grandfather came from India.
These Children are born in Burma only.
New Generation has local names too.
Boy sitting there was having local Burmese name (Not Indian Name).
They are selling Indian Food Samosa & Pakoda etc.
They have no idea from which part of Bihar State (India) they came from.
These people have still speaks Hindi in family and and follow Indian culture.
These families are living in Burma on Rent.
They marry in similar Indian families.
But there are exceptions too where they married to Local Burmese too.
They are not able to go to India it is very costly to travel to India.

She was using Cosmetic Powder - Thanaka.
Thanaka - used as cosmetic powder for cool effect in hot summer.
Mostly women & Children use this powder.
Men can also use this.

Thanak is a Bark / Wood Powder cream colour.
Wood Stem is like Chandan Powder.

Haldi / Termeric is a Root and Yellow in colour.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Village girls wearing thanaka at Ava, Burma

Thanaka (Burmese: သနပ်ခါး; MLCTS: sa. nap hka:; pronounced [θənəkʰá]) is a paste made from ground bark. It is a distinctive feature of the culture of Myanmar, seen commonly applied to the face and sometimes the arms of women and girls, and is used to a lesser extent also by men and boys.[1][2][3]

The earliest literary reference to thanaka is in a 14th-century poem written by King Razadarit's Mon-speaking consort.[4] Mentions of thanaka also exist in the 15th-century literary works of Burmese monk-poet Shin Raṭṭhasāra (1486-1529).[4]

Source and preparation

Thanaka wood (Hesperethusa crenulata) for sale

Kyauk pyin stone slabs for grinding thanaka at a pagoda market in Sagaing

The wood of several trees may be used to produce thanaka cream; these trees grow abundantly in central Myanmar. They include principally Murraya spp. (thanaka) [2] but also Limonia acidissima (theethee or wood apple).[5] The two most popular are Shwebo thanaka from Sagaing Region and Shinmadaung thanaka from Magway Region. A more recent contender sold as a paste is Taunggyi Maukme thanaka from southern Shan State. Thanaka trees are perennials, and a tree must be at least 35 years old before it is considered mature enough to yield good-quality cuttings. Thanaka in its natural state is sold as small logs individually or in bundles, but nowadays also available as a paste or in powder form.
Thanaka cream is made by grinding the bark, wood, or roots[2] of a thanaka tree with a small amount of water[5] on a circular slate slab called kyauk pyin,[6] which has a channel around the rim for the water to drain into.

Application, style and properties
Thanaka cream has been used by Burmese men, women, and children ( especially women as make-up )for over 2,000 years.[6] It has a fragrant scent somewhat similar to sandalwood.[2][7] The creamy paste is applied to the face in attractive designs, the most common form being a circular patch on each cheek, nose, sometimes made stripey with the fingers known as thanaka bè gya, or patterned in the shape of a leaf, often also highlighting the bridge of the nose with it at the same time.[6] It may be applied from head to toe (thanaka chi zoun gaung zoun). Apart from cosmetic beauty, thanaka also gives a cooling sensation and provides protection from sunburn.[1] It is believed to help remove acne and promote smooth skin.[6] It is also an anti-fungal.[2] The active ingredients of thanaka are coumarin and marmesin.[8]

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Myanmar(Burma) Thanaka, Natural Cosmetic Of Myanmar

Naturally, every girls or woman want to be beautiful at any age. So scientists have invented several kinds of cosmetic products such as makeup, foundation cream, perfume, lipsticks, eyeliner, nail varnish, day cream, night cream, skin lotion, UV-protect cream and so on. The expenditure on chemical production is very large. Moreover, these chemical cosmetic products have allergic problems and are classified according to the complexion. Luckily Myanmar has all in one special natural cosmetic product, which is called Thanaka. It isn’t artificial and natural cosmetics. Thanaka is got from Thanaka Tree. Thanaka tree is called Limonia Crenulata in the botanical terms, including in the Rutaceae Family. They grow in the Low Land of Central Myanmar and also found in Sri Lanka and some parts of India.


Thanaka Paste, Powder and Usefulness of Thanaka
To wear Thanaka on your face, you need three things- Thanaka bark, stone slap called Kyauk Pyin and water. When you grind the bark with water on the stone slap, you get the paste and then wear it on your face in many patterns. But, most of Myanmar people wear in shape of square and circle. Not only girls but also boys can wear Thanaka although girls usually do. The reason why Myanmar people like Thanaka is not only it is good for skin but also it herbal. But the main reason is for good skin. It protects from sunburnt, removes acne and makes the skin smooth. For skin allergy, you can apply on your skin after grinding it with salt and water. Some workers who work under the sun coat Thanaka to protect sunburn, because the paste can maintain the moisturizer of the skin. Its fragrance also makes the people fresh. When you wear it in hot weather, you get cool and you feel warm when you do in cold. Myanmar girls and women have been coating Thanaka for many centuries. According to the scientific studies Thanaka contains a high concentration of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.


Thanaka Tree and its nature
Thanattkha trees are growing in the low land of Central Myanmar. There are no particular kinds of trees but different names according to the places they grow. Thanaka which grows in Shwebo is named Shwebo Thanaka, ones in Shinmataung as Shinmataung Thanaka, ones in Ayardaw as Ayardaw Thanaka, etc. Moreover, it is also named according to the growers of good quality-for example, the ones which are grown by U Sein Min are called U Sein Min Thanaka. And, Among all, Shin Ma Taung Thanaka is the most famous one. According to the nature of the Thanaka tree, ones especially grow in rocky soil is the best, making it compact and fragrant. Thus, its quality depends on the ground it grows. Normally, it takes over 20 or 30 years for a tree of good quality.


So if you have a steam of Thanaka, a little water, and a Kyauk Pyin you can create for becoming an angel by yourself. Moreover, you can also visit the Thanaka plantation and the nature of Thanaka if you join with our LM Travel Myanmar.

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Thanaka: Myanmar's ancient beauty secret - BBC News
•Mar 14, 2019


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For thousands of years, people in Myanmar have been using thanaka to protect and care for their skin. But this ancient beauty habit is changing as the country opens up and modern make-up has become more available. Video by Tessa Wong, Saw Closay, and Nick Beake


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Thanaka | Myanmar's Magical Makeup | Coconuts TV
•Feb 27, 2019


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Thanaka: This ubiquitous facial paste in Myanmar is part makeup, part sunscreen, and part medicinal ointment. Coconuts TV’s Evelyn Liu learns about the benefits of thanaka, how it's made and sold, and the correct way to apply it. Unfortunately, some Burmese young people are avoiding thanaka for a more modern look, but many still love it and keep the tradition alive.

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Taxi operators, hoteliers oppose ropeway to Rohtang

  • Updated At: Jun 14, 2021 08:42 AM (IST)

Taxi operators, hoteliers oppose ropeway to Rohtang

The hoteliers and taxi operators of Manali have opposed the setting up of the ropeway to Rohtang Pass. - File photo

Dipender Manta
Tribune News Service
Mandi, June 13

The hoteliers and taxi operators of Manali have opposed the setting up of the ropeway to Rohtang Pass. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had on Friday asked the state government to speed up work on the Rohtang ropeway project, which has left the hoteliers as well taxi operators of Manali worried.

Gupt Ram, Taxi operator
Will hit livelihood
A majority of the taxi operators run their taxis to Rohtang Pass from Manali during tourist season. After the ropeway is set up, taxi operators will lose their livelihood.

Reacting about the ropeway project, Gupt Ram, a taxi operator in Manali, said, “The ropeway to Rohtang Pass from Palchan near Manali will affect the livelihood of taxi operators. A majority of taxi operators run their taxis to Rohtang Pass from Manali during tourist season to make some earning. After the ropeway is set up, taxi operators will lose their livelihood.”
“A meeting of taxi operators will be held soon to discuss the issue and chalk out a future strategy. The issue will be raised with the state government,” Puran Chand, president of Taxi Operators Union at Manali, said.

Right from the beginning, the taxi operators of Manali have been against the ropeway project and have urged the state government to give up the project.
Similarly, the Hoteliers of Manali are also against this ropeway. They have urged the state government to set up ropeways at those tourist destinations in Kullu district which are not accessible because of poor road connectivity or any other mode of transportation.

Anup Thakur, president of Hoteliers Association, Manali, said “Rohtang Pass is connected with road facility from both sides — from via Atal tunnel and from the Gulaba side. A majority of people as well as tourists are traveling to Lahaul Spiti and Leh from Manali via Atal tunnel. So, the influx of tourist vehicles toward Rohtang Pass has been reduced considerably since the inauguration of the Atal tunnel.”
“The setting up of the ropeway to Rohtang will benefit only one person, the entrepreneur of the project, while it will deprive the taxi operators and other local people of their livelihood. Instead of setting up ropeway to Rohtang pass, the state government should focus on setting up ropeways to Chanderkhani Pass, Bhrigu lake area and other scenic places in Kullu district, which lack road connectivity,” he remarked.