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    The sun always rises

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 10/01/2018

    » Wandee Khunchornyakong always wakes up around 5am. As chairperson and CEO of Solar Power Company Group (SPCG), she likes to start her day at the top floor of the new 10-storey headquarters in Thong Lor when the Sun rises. Her working day ends late. She goes to bed at midnight. Hard work is her routine, which she has kept from a young age. Born under the sign of the dog, she turns 60 this year, but retirement is not part of the plan.


    Lights and lace

    Muse, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 15/07/2017

    » Since Bastille Day was yesterday, we asked Tawn Chatchavalvong what he liked to do when in Paris, now that his eponymous fashion label, Tawn C., has made the City of Lights its second home.


    Taking on the traffickers

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 17/07/2017

    » Life's unkindnesses turned Wirawan Mosby, 2017 recipient of the US Secretary of State Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Hero Award, into a woman of valour.


    Seizing the hands of time

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 14/03/2017

    » Although in his early 50s, Julian Andriesz says he's much younger, claiming a biological age of just 30 for his well-functioning organs such as brain, heart and liver.


    One step back for equal rights in the US

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 25/04/2016

    » The US Supreme Court's decision to legalise same-sex marriage last year brought on a nationwide -- and worldwide -- celebration among the LGBT community and its allies. With such a huge step in progress, many assumed things would continue to get better for gender equality in the States. But progress, unfortunately, came with a few stumbling blocks.


    Using man to save nature

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 28/10/2015

    » It is hard to imagine that Suan Pa Ket Nom Klao -- 75 rai of forest in Bang Krachao -- is so close and accessible from the centre of Bangkok. Just a few minutes ferry ride from the pier at Klong Toey, visitors find themselves in leafy orchards and among a web of small canals. 


    All that glitters...

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 29/04/2015

    » A community meeting room in Ban Khao Mo village in Phichit, about 300km north of Bangkok, has been locked up. Plastic chairs are stacked up in rows. Dry leaves are scattered on the concrete floor. Across the street are three huge concrete water tanks, empty. Not far from them stand four houses, a temple with only one monk and an unfinished construction site. The scene is desolate, the village nearly abandoned.


    Yielding results as the climate changes

    Life, Published on 11/02/2015

    » Thailand is likely to face a shortage of food owing to climate change and management decisions about what crops should be grown, according to experts. But some farsighted farmers have already changed their farming practices, providing inspiration and hope for other farmers, government and consumers.


    Education for development

    Life, Published on 01/04/2014

    » A number of factors influenced the Rockefeller Foundation’s decision to launch the University Development Program (UDP) in Thailand in April 1963. The country enjoyed a unique position in the region, having been an independent kingdom for a millennium. According to one Foundation staffer: “It is a civilisation of high refinement ... and has a network of institutions of considerable intricacy and effectiveness in answering the needs of traditional society.” Thailand’s relative political stability in the postwar era, albeit under the rule of a strong military regime, had given rise to a technocratic elite focused on economic growth. The government had made significant investments in education and development. According to the Foundation’s programme officer, “we found strong leaders in medicine, economics, and agriculture”.


    Women Warriors

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 18/03/2014

    » Living amid the unrest Thailand’s Deep South has never been easy. But being a woman in the areas where bombs and gun shots are not unusual, normal life is even harder.

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