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  • LIFESTYLE

    James Blake's Changing Form

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 10/03/2019

    » "Now I'm confiding, know I may have/ Gone through the motions my whole life/ I hope this is the first day/ That I connect motion to feeling," James Blake wears his heart on his sleeve on the piano-driven opener/title track of his fourth studio album, Assume Form. The candid openness with which Blake addresses depression and anxiety, the struggles he's confessed of having since his 2011 debut album took off, is stunning to witness especially for an artist whose career is mostly built on nuances, abstraction and negative spaces.

  • BUSINESS

    Dying and dignity

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/01/2019

    » In rapidly ageing Asian countries, a growing number of people are starting to worry about what their old age will be like. Medical advances may make it possible for us to live to 100, but what if the last decades of life are filled with infirmity, pain and suffering?

  • NEWS

    Three million Thais ‘mentally ill

    Online Reporters, Published on 19/09/2012

    » At least three million Thais are known to suffer from some form or other of mental illness, Deputy Health Minister Dr Surawith Konsomboon said on Wednesday.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A bucket list

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 22/03/2019

    » Terminal illness and dying have never seemed so cute as in Peter Hutchings' latest dramedy, Departures, about the odd friendship between an emotionally stunted hypochondriac and a terminally ill manic British girl.

  • BUSINESS

    Right-to-die debate

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 21/01/2019

    » Anamika Mishra has been waiting for death for over a decade, saying her health is beyond redemption.

  • NEWS

    Amlo freezes assets linked to tour boat

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 12/01/2019

    » The Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) has frozen assets worth almost 15 million baht of TC Blue Dream Ltd, the operator of the ill-fated Phoenix boat that capsized and killed 47 Chinese tourists in July last year.

  • NEWS

    Desalting som tum, the silent killer

    News, Published on 09/03/2019

    » A 50-year-old som tum (papaya salad) vendor who works outside some flats in Din Daeng in Bangkok was stunned when her medical check-up three years ago revealed she suffered from high blood pressure, which prompted doctors to advise her to urgently cut back on her sodium intake.

  • OPINION

    How about a social-digital solution to automation?

    News, Published on 06/03/2019

    » Nowadays, one struggles to think of any jobs that will still be available for our children when they grow up. Panicked parents are increasingly trying to anticipate the next big digital thing, so that they can give their kids a leg-up over all the other humans whose jobs will soon be automated. Accountants and radiographers are already doomed, but surely the developers perfecting driverless cars or adding new features to Facebook are safe, right?

  • LIFESTYLE

    Romantic and melancholic

    Life, Published on 26/02/2019

    » In the run up to this year's Valentine's Day, the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra served up rousing masterworks of appropriately pitched emotional content on Feb 8 at the Thailand Cultural Centre. "Romantic Variations" was a cleverly imagined programme title for three vastly contrasting compositions from Russia, France and England in terms of national temperament, yet they all shared the overriding universal theme of sentimental love.

  • BUSINESS

    What's in a name?

    Asia focus, Published on 25/02/2019

    » Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has never hidden his nostalgia for the iron-fisted rule of Ferdinand Marcos, and now he has revived one of the late dictator's favourite crusades.

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