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  • LIFE

    An all-too-familiar sight

    Life, Thana Boonlert, Published on 21/09/2021

    » Torrential rain has recently left many areas underwater. Last month, it caused flash flooding and forest runoff in the northern provinces. Caught off guard, residents climbed onto rooftops as water swept into their properties.

  • LIFE

    Carrying on the legacy

    Life, Thana Boonlert, Published on 13/09/2021

    » Located in front of the Chinatown Rama theatre in Bangkok, Ouan Pochana has sold guay jub (rolled rice noodle soup) for over 50 years. Famous for peppery clear broth, the dish is served with crispy pork belly, internals, egg, and small patonggo (fried dough). It won the Michelin Bib Gourmand award in 2019.

  • LIFE

    Ignore climate change at your peril

    Life, Thana Boonlert, Published on 10/09/2021

    » A marine scientist warned that coral bleaching in the east, which endangers species inhabiting colourful sprawling colonies, is the most tangible evidence of climate change.

  • LIFE

    Breaking down the virtual wall

    Life, Thana Boonlert, Published on 07/09/2021

    » From bed to bed, a worn-out medical worker is busy looking after coronavirus patients in a crowded hospital. He observes their condition and scribbles details in medical records. An oversight could mean their condition gets worse. However, this is all taking place on a screen.

  • OPINION

    A cult of nothingness

    Life, Thana Boonlert, Published on 06/09/2021

    » Last week, coup-installed senators convened in the corridors of power. When one senator tabled a motion for the virtuous council, I felt like we had travelled back in time to the Second World War. In 1939, the government of Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram issued cultural mandates to strengthen Siam in the context of the global war.

  • OPINION

    Rebel courage can be a force for needed change

    Oped, Thana Boonlert, Published on 03/09/2021

    » Clad in khaki uniform, a civil servant gave a three-finger salute even though he knew he could face a disciplinary probe. Nevertheless, he made a moral choice in defiance of the rules and norms that expect bureaucrats to remain politically impartial.

  • LIFE

    Tech is helping create moral flexibility among the young generation

    Life, Thana Boonlert, Published on 24/08/2021

    » Young digital natives use online platforms to explore and express their identities, resulting in a new moral landscape different from older generations, new research has found.

  • LIFE

    Pandemic parenting

    Life, Thana Boonlert, Published on 11/08/2021

    » Phannakan Sreetheamsak recalled feeling lonely as an only child and decided she would have two of her own so they could keep each other company. She gave birth to the first child three years ago. Her second pregnancy occurred during the very difficult time of Covid-19. She took pains to avoid risks until the baby opened its eyes in March. Her relatives and friends were not allowed to visit them in hospital -- a departure from the traditional large family gathering.

  • TRAVEL

    Thailand enters planet database

    Life, Thana Boonlert, Published on 05/08/2021

    » Thailand's first lunar soil replica has made its way to the Planetary Simulant Database, the only comprehensive catalogue of past and present regolith clones.

  • LIFE

    For all mankind

    Life, Thana Boonlert, Published on 04/08/2021

    » Over 60 years ago, Moscow launched a beach ball-sized aluminium satellite, Sputnik 1, into space for the first time in history. Its beep radio signal kicked off the space race between the Soviet Union and America at the height of the Cold War. When US astronaut Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon, his small step became "one giant leap for mankind".

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