Over coming weeks I will be providing some of our standard “anecdote, analysis and new perspectives” based on a recent visit to Burma. I expect the first of those posts will focus on the 2011 Kachin State Day Manau festival. Previous New Mandala coverage of such (Jinghpaw, Singpho and Jingpo) festivals (in Burma, India and China) is available from the archives. Those posts may start to whet your appetite for the tasty morsels to come.