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    Transgenders happy to come out from the shadows

    News, Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Published on 16/04/2017

    » For centuries in the Land of Smiles, men with an outwardly feminine appearance felt offended when they were called "katoey" or "toot" (transvestite). But as time goes by, more gays and transpeople have come out in the public spotlight than ever before.

  • BUSINESS

    Scholar for life

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 16/10/2017

    » I met Prof Dr Satya Vrat Shastri on the evening of Sept 26 for an interview at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. A day earlier, the renowned Sanskrit scholar had had lunch with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, when he reminded his former Sanskrit student about his birthday on Sept 29.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Saluting the late ML Usni Pramoj with melody

    Life, Published on 28/08/2017

    » Pro Musica will pay tribute to its founder, the late ML Usni Pramoj, with a concert entitled "Saluting The Maestro" at Siam Society, Asok Road, on Sept 6 at 7pm.

  • LIFESTYLE

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    Muse, Published on 05/05/2018

    » MUSIC & DANCE

  • LIFESTYLE

    Sex, truth & politics

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/09/2017

    » In Uthis Haemamool's new novel, the protagonist's erotic adventure runs parallel to Thailand's political education. A man's carnal quests and sexual outbursts become, in a way, an allegory of a larger social context as the country goes through three coups d'etat and several convulsive protests in the past 25 years. The awakening of the loin as a metaphor for political orgasm, physical penetration as an analogy for abuses of power -- <i>Rang Haeng Pratana</i> (Silhouette Of Desire) is a novel that, Uthis admits, presents him with many risks as a writer.

  • TRAVEL

    Young and active

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 27/10/2016

    » This is an age when news and information (true as well as false, of course) is readily available. But despite the fact that your internet connection speed is not below average and you spend quite some time online each day, there are still certain decent things going on that you probably never knew about. Sometimes, the most likely reason you missed them is very simple: you're not young enough.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Threading her way through Islam

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 08/09/2016

    » The painting looks computerised, yet there are imperfections as if it was made by hand. Looking closely, the forms on the work seem abstract, yet from afar, they are clearly human figures kneeling down as if praying. Entitled Jamaah 2, an Arabic term loosely meaning the act of doing good in congregation with the community, the work is by Thidarat Chantachua, and it was the winner of the 2015 UOB Painting of the Year Award in the Established Artist Category.

  • LEARNING

    Thai classical music innovator: Utis Narksawat

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 29/03/2013

    » After a PhD in agricultural economics, he studied with music legend Luang Pradit Phairo & went on to invent new instruments & styles of playing.

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