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    Contemporary mission

    Life, Published on 10/04/2018

    » A few months prior to its 10th anniversary, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) made a major announcement: a new director. As of March 1, Pawit Mahasarinand has taken the helm of the city's main art venue and the largest public-funded art centre in the country, a surprising choice to many, though an entirely welcoming one.

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    From humble beginnings

    Life, Published on 27/03/2018

    » What first catches the eye of visitors to Don Kai Dee Benjarong village in Samut Sakhon is the street art along a small alley. Those wall paintings tell stories of the community, which has made a name from producing high-quality, five-coloured porcelain known as benjarong for more than three decades.

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    Gearing up for tourists

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/03/2018

    » After harvesting season, rice farmers in the Northeast hold an annual merit-making ceremony to express gratitude to Mae Phosop (the Goddess of Rice). The farmers bring a portion of their newly harvested rice and pile it up on a temple ground for monks to bless.

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    Worthy of the enlightened

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/11/2017

    » The royal cremation for King Bhumibol Adulyadej last month was a moment of historic importance. Nonetheless, another important task relating to the ceremony is still under way.

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    Common threads

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 21/09/2017

    » The silk woven cloth village of Ban Sanuan Nok plants the most mulberry trees in Huai Rat district, Buri Ram. The fresh leaves are the food of silkworms and of the people who use them to enhance their cuisine, and a few of the leaves are even bigger than the size of an adult's hand.

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    Recognition fight continues for indigenous peoples

    News, Published on 17/08/2017

    » Having signed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, Thailand recognises the concept of indigeneity, i.e., native peoples. Yet, presently in Thailand, the state does not acknowledge being home to indigenous peoples. This oversight must be addressed.

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    A touch of Thai vehicles

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 06/10/2016

    » The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched "A Touch of Thai Vehicles" campaign to promote local means of transportation and communities.

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    Mission to India

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 13/06/2016

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha can expect a warm welcome when he arrives in India on Thursday, but no endorsement, implicit or explicit, of the military regime he heads.

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    The selfless gift guide

    Life, Published on 21/12/2015

    » It's more blessed to give than to receive, especially when the presents in question can transform the lives of others.

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    Lifelong learner

    Asia focus, Umesh Pandey, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Thailand may have lost a lot of stature and credibility on the world stage in recent years, but one of the world's most eminent economists believes it is still a country with some impressive social achievements that even developed economies could emulate.

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