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    By the people, For the people

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 01/11/2019

    » A former member of the Democrat Party's New Dem faction, Parit "Itim" Wacharasindhu impressed people when he made a different decision from most politicians. The 27-year-old political novice decided to keep his vow to his voters by quitting the Democrats after the party chose to form a coalition government with the Palang Pracharath Party.

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    By lens, stage and paint, truth

    Life, Published on 10/12/2014

    » In 2009, Tanwarin Sukkhapisit made I'm Fine Sabai Dee Ka, a three-minute satirical film/performance art piece in which she locks herself in a cage placed in front of the Democracy Monument. Passers-by (both actors and unsuspecting pedestrians) take photographs and stop to ask her what happened. She smiles and repeats the same answer: "I'm fine in here." Tanwarin, who once served as the president of the Thai Film Director Association, is a prolific filmmaker who has made independent and mainstream films. In 2010, her low-budget production, Insects In The Backyard, made headlines when it became the first film to be banned under the 2006 Film Act (censors said the film depicted inappropriate images of student prostitutes and a penis).

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    Drinking from the source

    Life, Published on 05/04/2016

    » Suda* is a mother of two who moved from New Zealand to Thailand only five months ago. Before relocating here, she breastfed her son until he was two-and-a-half years old. Now also breastfeeding her 15-month-old daughter in her homeland, Suda is shocked by the negativity she's experienced breastfeeding in public.

  • LIFE

    Songkran set to dry

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 10/04/2016

    » If you're one of the expected half a million foreign tourists arriving in Thailand this week, then here is a column especially for you.

  • LIFE

    Pride and khoi

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 29/05/2016

    » When driving around Bangkok you'll notice long stretches of ornamental plants; dense, hedge-like bushes cut into different decorative shapes. The straight twigs and leaves at the end of the branches might be shaped into spheres, and sometimes the entire plant has been sculpted into an animal form, elephants being especially popular. Often, a row of the dense plants will be planted next to a wall to create a parallel, vegetable fence.

  • LIFE

    It's no urban legend

    Life, Published on 28/01/2015

    » A garden of edible vegetables in the middle of Thong Lor? Since last week, a new patch of green amid urban high rises has raised many eyebrows — its name is Root Garden, and it is located at the beginning of Thong Lor Soi 3, next to the Pridi Banomyong Institute.

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    Sombre remembrance at Thammasat

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 04/10/2019

    » To mark the 43rd anniversary of the Oct 6 student uprisings in 1976, myriad activities will be organised this weekend at Thammasat University, Tha Prachan campus.

  • LIFE

    Civic groups lobby to protect Makkasan land

    Published on 15/07/2019

    » Civic networks are set to rally in front of Government House on Thursday to demand the administration spare the State Railway of Thailand’s (SRT) 497 rai of land in Makkasan area from being included in its high-speed rail project linking three major airports.

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    Ending statelessness

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 08/07/2019

    » A veteran advocate for the rights of stateless communities in Thailand, Tuenjai Deetes has for close to half-a-century devoted her life to helping them achieve their rightful status in a nation they have resided in for long enough to love and cherish as their own.

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    Taiwan gay couples plan weddings even as opponents fight back

    AFP, Published on 15/05/2019

    » TAIPEI: At the cake shop they run in Taipei, Shane Lin and Marc Yuan are planning their upcoming wedding as they expectantly await Asia's first gay marriage law -- but a last-minute push by conservatives could scupper their dreams.

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