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    A plea for pot

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 24/04/2019

    » Despite the controversy over medical cannabis in Thailand, the country's first-ever marijuana expo was organised last weekend in Buri Ram and was well received by participants. The three-day fair with a 20 million baht investment attracted not only those who have experience in using weed but also people who were sick and wanted to use medical marijuana as well as people from many parts of the country, policemen, soldiers (both in uniform and undercover) as well as foreigners.

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    Temple tantrums

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/10/2017

    » From afar, the iconic stupas of the Temple of Dawn stand elegantly on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. But looking closely at the finer details of the famous landmark, admirers may notice a thick coat of lime plaster that almost covers decorative ceramic tiles. At some spots, ceramics are attached untidily to the central stupa, suggesting sloppy repair work.

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    Labour of love

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 01/05/2017

    » Arunee Srito, 65, has never let up since she heard about labour rights almost 50 years ago.

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    Weaving a community together

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 20/02/2017

    » Villagers of Ban Na Ton Chan community in Sukhothai's Si Satchanalai district describe Sangiam Sawaenglap as kind, caring and diligent. She is the force behind the success of her village, regarded as a role model of community-based tourism and a well-known eco-tourism destination in the North.

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    Designs on development

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 09/01/2017

    » For a decade, Assoc Prof Trirat Jarutach has evaluated facilities for people with disabilities in tourist attractions nationwide. The head of the Universal Design Research Unit of Chulalongkorn University found that only a handful of places can serve as role models for universal-design architecture.

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    Housing heritage

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 03/05/2016

    » A seafoam-green wooden house stands on a quiet road in Kat Kong Ta, a famous weekend walking street in the city of Lampang. For many years, the century-old house, called Ban Boribun, has been deserted, making it look like a haunted house at night.

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    Home improvement

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/03/2016

    » Despite decades of campaigning, gender equality is still the main agenda of the women's rights movement.

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    Of coffee and sheep

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 23/02/2016

    » Maliwan Nakrobphai, 47, had never thought that one day she would play a vital role in the development of her village, Ban Huai Hom, home to the Pakakayor ethnic group in Mae Hong Son province.

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    A positive turn in the deep South

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 26/10/2015

    » With knowledge of the fact that there is no magic pill to suddenly stop the decade-long violence and restore peace in Thailand's deep South, Panu Uthairat, secretary general of Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre (SBPAC), has tried his best to accomplish his initial mission -- to reduce the loss of innocent lives.

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    Courses for seahorses

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 25/02/2015

    » 'Seahorses are cute. They mate for life," says Wansiri Rongrongmuang, a seahorse speciality diving instructor.

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