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  • OPINION

    It's a dry argument

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/09/2018

    » A Bangkok Post report on Sept 12 says the truck that overturned was carrying 120 tonnes of beer. Nope, nope, nope!

  • OPINION

    Thailand holding out for a hero

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 22/08/2018

    » In recent years, the world has grieved the loss of quite a few great people who were known for their integrity and courage.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The plight of the stateless

    Life, Published on 14/08/2018

    » Thanom's ancestors lived in what was Siamese territory, near Bang Saphan district in Prachuap Khiri Khan, over a century ago. Back then Burma, to the west, was a British colony and people who lived along the border crossed back and forth without much difficulty. When state boundaries were redrawn during the reign of King Rama V, his family was stuck on the other side. As a young man Thanom was a cattle herder, and he travelled around Karen villages to buy cattle and buffaloes and crossed over to sell them on the Thai side. When he started this job, a cow was just 20 baht and a buffalo was 50 baht.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Banks grows on you

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 17/08/2018

    » It's a relief to read a crime thriller that doesn't bill itself as a psychological mystery. Frankly I'm not an armchair psychologist, much less psychiatrist. I much prefer simple -- what you see is what you get -- people to complex -- you don't know the real me.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Nothing standard about it

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 07/09/2018

    » Having worked as the assistant of hospitality for trailblazer Barry Sternlicht when the Starwood empire was just getting launched, Amar Lalvani was right at the birth of the whole "cool lifestyle hotel" movement as it came into fruition 20 years ago. "I was there since the beginning and I loved it," the California-born hotelier recalls. "I didn't seek it, but when I saw it, it encapsulated everything I liked to do so I just stuck with it."

  • LIFESTYLE

    Hotel Insider

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 07/09/2018

    » With a passion for travelling, hotels have always had a special place in her heart for Wimintra Raj. As a child, her parents would take her to hotels where she enjoyed dining at the buffet and was mesmerised by the magical act of having her room looking nice and clean the next day. Today, she owns a factory for hotel uniforms and has partnered with an environmentally-friendly factory in China that produces recycled uniforms, as well as being the founder and editor-in-chief of Hotelintel.co, a business-to-business (B2B) publication. The website serves as a portal for news of all things hotels, hospitality and industry-related investment, and features hoteliers and chefs based in Thailand. A graduate in political science, Wimintra is undertaking a micro master's degree online for hospitality management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. As the website turns four this year, it will be hosting a panel discussion at Gaysorn Village on Sep 27 titled 'Communcation that Sells'.

  • OPINION

    A new Potemkin village in Moscow

    News, Published on 24/07/2018

    » If Karl Marx could see Russia today, he might revise his view of religion's role in oppressive regimes. In the country's capital, urbanism has become the new opium of the people.

  • NEWS

    The subtle art of negotiation with people across cultures

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 16/07/2018

    » In January, as the young North Korean president Kim Jong-un relentlessly pressed on with nuclear missile tests, Tim Cullen, an associate fellow of the Said Business School at the University of Oxford and an expert on negotiation wrote an article "Negotiations with North Korea could eventually succeed".

  • NEWS

    Ten people killed in Iran unrest on Sunday - state TV

    Reuters, Published on 01/01/2018

    » TEHERAN: Ten people were killed during the street protests in Iran on Sunday, state television said on Monday without giving details.

  • BUSINESS

    Gauging the effects of digitisation

    Business, Arinya Talerngsri, Published on 24/08/2018

    » The transformations brought about by digital technology, and the speed at which they happen, cannot be overstated. Before we even knew we needed them, we had Airbnb, Netflix, Uber and other life-changing services. More are on the way. I am certain that you have all seen the effects of digital disruption in many businesses, regardless of industry or size.

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