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  • THAILAND

    Princess Sirindhorn to receive creative excellence award

    Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 03/08/2015

    » The World Intellectual Property Organization will present its creative excellence award to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on Aug 27.

  • LIFE

    Thai filmmakers find inspiration in HM the King's music

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 01/05/2015

    » The red carpet premiere of Kitarachanibhon, a film project initiated by Boon Rawd Brewery Co Ltd and Singha Corporation Co Ltd, will be held on May 6.

  • THAILAND

    RIDF urges 'giving back to society'

    News, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 08/03/2016

    » MR Disnadda Diskul, secretary-general of the Royal Initiatives Discovery Foundation (RIDF), or known in Thai as "Pid Thong Lang Phra", has challenged large commercial conglomerates as well as academia to get involved in social development rather than just benefiting from the poor.

  • OPINION

    Bewitched, bothered and bewildered

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 16/11/2015

    » I find it quite amusing and amazing how Thai people live their lives like planets orbiting around various stars. The stars I'm talking about are not the celestial kind, but stars in the entertainment industry. I'm not sure how many people could name any members of the current cabinet apart from the prime minister. But ask them about their favourite actors and actresses, they would come up with an immediate list, and tell you which television series they were in.

  • OPINION

    Sweeping dust under the carpet

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 26/10/2015

    » There's been a lot of effort on the part of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to "regulate" streetside vendors. Silom Road was a prime target area, followed by Saphan Lek and various other locations in the city. In some areas, not only were vendors using up pavement space to sell their wares, they had also erected semi-permanent structures with steel reinforcements.

  • OPINION

    It isn't all just entertainment

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 21/09/2015

    » It's a bit appalling when you wake up to watch the morning news and you find,  on what is arguably the country's most watched programme, this sort of content: An offer of five programme T-shirts, emblazoned with a cartoon version of the news anchor's face, to winners of the day's "Viewers' Top Picks".

  • OPINION

    Thumbing your nose at traffic signs

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 17/08/2015

    » The other day a friend of mine asked a taxi driver to drop her off near an intersection. She planned to cross the road to get to the other side, but the taxi driver, being the dear sweet gentleman that he was, insisted on dropping her off on the side she wanted to go, though it meant going a long way further to make a U-turn. To her surprise, he made a quick U-turn right at the intersection. 

  • OPINION

    Lament for a mango tree

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 03/08/2015

    » Last week, on the night of the heavy rainstorm, a big mango tree in my family compound uprooted itself and keeled over, right over the driveway and on to my fence and poor frangipani tree. The heavy wind in the afternoon might have shifted the weight of the tree and the rain-soaked branches and leaves later that night finally triggered the fall.

  • OPINION

    Winded by internet windfalls

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 13/07/2015

    » I’m going to be rich! Or, to be more precise, I’m going to be rich if I believe all the e-mails that are sent to me.

  • OPINION

    The last year of youth

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 06/04/2015

    » Songkran is coming up, and this will be the last year that I will be in the "young" group for my relatives' Songkran ceremony. 

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