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    A matter of life and death

    Life, Dave Kendall, Published on 22/03/2019

    » A river that sustains approximately one-tenth of the world's population is dying. Victor Mallet's River Of Life, River Of Death: The Ganges And India's Future explores why -- and simultaneously melds political and economic analysis with a compelling travelogue and a journey through the mythology of one of the world's great religions.


    Building a company that lasts

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 22/02/2018

    » The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are not merely a global agenda or war cry for sustainable development that is being taken up by governments around the world. To move forward towards global prosperity, there has to be a balance and interaction between economic and social health. As such, business corporations have an equal responsibility and, increasingly, a need, to incorporate sustainable practices into their operations and management systems. It is not just a public-relations exercise, but a factor that will give them an edge, and also provide for long-term growth in a world where business no longer caters simply to a small circle of "customers" or "shareholders", but the wider target of "stakeholders".


    Watching history unfold

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/04/2015

    » When Vitthya Vejjajiva said he was going to write a biography of Phan Wannamethee — diplomat, Red Cross chief, former Free Thai Movement member and ex-permanent secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) — he received encouragement from everyone except his subject.


    Hawking's final book offers brief answers to big questions

    AFP, Published on 16/10/2018

    » LONDON - Stephen Hawking's final work, which tackles issues from the existence of God to the potential for time travel, was launched on Monday by his children, who helped complete the book after the British astrophysics giant's death.


    British novelist Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize

    Associated Press, Published on 06/10/2017

    » NEW YORK: Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born British novelist who in <i>The Remains of the Day</i>, <i>Never Let Me Go</i> and other novels captured memory's lasting pain and dangerous illusions in precise and elegant prose, won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday.


    The picture book-perfect library

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 13/01/2017

    » Neilson Hays Library on Surawong Road turns 95 this year. One of the most handsome buildings remaining in the bustling district, the library will close for six months of renovations, starting in March. But members and visitors can rest assured, the lending service will not be affected, and the library continues to ensure its relevance to young readers with a recently launched short story competition (see box).


    Glossy READS

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 23/12/2016

    » If you aren't going on a rampant shopping spree or jet-setting off anywhere for the holidays, escaping through the slow-burning medium of print can offer a glossiness and introspective calm that an iPad screen cannot. Skip the airfare and frivolous fashion clutter this season to instead feed the soul, by learning some style history and getting inspired by things pretty and edgy. Here are some recent releases by the big fashion houses that bring sheen and glamour to any table they sit on.


    One for the books

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 18/08/2016

    » Bangkok just can't get enough of literary input, and we are talking about just the month of August alone. Last month there was the Bangkok Book Festival, and ongoing until this Sunday is the much-hyped Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, offering 60-80% discounts on 2 million copies of English language books from every imaginable genre. It's a fair where many have spent money on books they probably won't get to read in this lifetime.


    A word to the wise

    Life, Published on 24/12/2013

    » The Extraordinary Education Of Nicholas Benedict


    Telling the world's story, one person at a time

    Life, Published on 03/12/2012

    » Amitav Ghosh laughed when asked why anyone would pay him a compliment by saying that he "writes Bengali novels in English".

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