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    The sin of giving

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 28/07/2014

    » Anyone who grew up in Thailand will be familiar with this urban myth:

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    Mindful about the importance of being green

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 28/06/2014

    » The lush vegetation spread around Somdet Chaopraya Hospital seems to belie the image of a stark, state-run institution in a country that has always had poor psychiatric facilities.

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    Activism reawakens as students hit the streets

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 21/12/2013

    » The political turbulence in Bangkok has given an unexpected boost to the institutional prominence of Thammasat University as it counts down to the celebration of its 80th anniversary.

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    Let's Celebrate takes finally place Tuesday the 5th of Nobember 2013

    Published on 18/10/2013

    » Let's Celebrate is this years event of Samma Kom Phuenthai German International Organization (Thai German International Friendship Organization). This years event is the 5th anniversary of the Thai German International Friendship Organization - who is the sister organization of Thailandfreunde e.V., Germany.

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    Jumbo Problems

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/11/2013

    » In the recent Thai action flick Tom Yum Goong 2, martial artist Tony "Jaa" Panom successfully creates a myth of being the most ferocious animal lover on the planet. After his elephant is kidnapped, he punches, kicks and risks his life, and even kills, to protect his "brother" _ the pachyderm believed to be a descendant of an auspicious war elephant.

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    A dying breed

    Life, L. Bruce Kekulé, Published on 31/07/2013

    » Of all the mammals in Thailand, the wild elephant is probably the most important indicator species of a disappearing wilderness. A century ago, there were more than a 100,000 elephants found in the country when 75% of the Kingdom was still covered by forest. Just north and east of Bangkok, these huge mammals thrived in the marshlands and forests near the city.

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    A spiritual frame of mind

    Life, Karnjariya Sukrung, Published on 21/03/2013

    » Monks walking on a log over a running creek, residing in a cave, sitting in meditation at the edge of a cliff, and going for an alms round in a remote mountainous village. Looking at these photos in the "Dhammafarers" exhibition, on show at Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives in Chatuchak District, leaves several striking impressions.

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    The Mexican parallel

    Life, Published on 12/06/2012

    » WHICH TABLE might they have sat at to plot the revolution? Considering its unassuming old-fashioned ambience, few may realise that Cafe La Habana in central Mexico City has played a pivotal part in shaping the history of Cuba. Legend has it that in the mid-50s, then fugitive Fidel Castro frequented the eatery where he met like-minded peers, the likes of Ernesto ''Che'' Guevara who was also in search of a cause to fight (and die) for. The following year, they would board the Granma and set sail for Castro's homeland where began one of the most bloody, colourful, epic battles that would change the geo-political landscape of Latin America, indeed of the rest of the world.

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    The singing nun

    Life, Karnjariya Sukrung, Published on 18/06/2012

    » It is quite unusual to see people calling themselves "fans" of a Buddhist nun. But so seemed the norm last month when Bangkok celebrated the 2,600th anniversary of Lord Buddha attaining enlightenment.

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    Meditation and the thinking mind

    Life, Published on 18/06/2012

    » When we start to meditate, we begin to notice that the initial experience can be like having three or four radios on simultaneously, all tuned to different stations.

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