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    Rites or wrongs?

    Life, Published on 24/07/2017

    » Male freshmen were ordered to feel each other's crotch, lick each other's nipples and eat a disgusting mixture of pumpkin, fermented fish and discarded vegetables -- things that look like faeces. Refuse, and the senior would escalate the punishment.

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    Teach by inspiring

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 14/07/2015

    » Richard Cairns remembered his childhood days quite clearly when he performed best in the subject where he was inspired by his teacher. Now the current headmaster of Brighton College in the UK, Cairns ensures the school gets all the teachers right.

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    An education in 'Thainess'

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 15/07/2015

    » Nithiwat Tharatorn stood beside the poster of his film Kidthung Wittaya (Teacher's Diary). He smiled broadly. The reason was not just that he was in front of the cameras, but also because he was glad that his romantic comedy film, which came out in Thailand last year, was selected as the opening movie for the first Thai Film Festival at the theatre of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London.

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    Fashion industry gets a Thai Touch

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 11/03/2015

    » It is not that the local fashion scene needs a big boost — the industry has grown significantly against all odds over the past decade. But the Department of Industrial Promotion wants to retain that forward momentum.

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    Classic Thai story and a triumphant musical feast

    Life, Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs, Published on 01/03/2018

    » From folk tale to legend, from a royal play to a new musical, the century-old story of Phra Ruang has been recounted in different versions in Thai nationalistic narrative. The most recent version of the story is imagined as a show tune, evident that its virtue is still meaningful to contemporary Thais.

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    Liszt and the Schumanns

    Life, Published on 03/09/2019

    » Maestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe will make a comeback to collaborate with the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra during the "Hungarian Rhapsody -- German Passion" concert in the Main Hall of Thailand Cultural Centre, Ratchadaphisek Road, on Friday Sept 6 at 8pm.

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    RBSO's fourth concert of the season promises thrills

    Life, Published on 27/08/2019

    » The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Foundation under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya presents the "RBSO Classical Concert No.4" of the 2019 season in the Small Hall of Thailand Cultural Centre, Ratchadaphisek Road, on Sunday Sept 1 at 8pm.

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    Soulful, sad, but celebratory

    Life, Tretip Kamolsiri, Published on 11/07/2017

    » Chulalongkorn University Symphony Orchestra expressed the university's deepest gratitude to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej with the remarkable concert "In Praise Of The Musical King". Through the music that signified heartfelt compassion to the late king for his contribution, troops of musicians devoted the afternoon programme on July 2 to remember his kindness. Behind the meaningful music, the performance also symbolised and expressed the sorrow for the country's great loss after the king's passing last October.

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    Dance without a safety net

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 09/08/2018

    » Choreographer Thanapol Virulhakul is adamant about creating performances that defy the definition of dance. In his "contemporary dance piece" Hipster The King, performers stand in a tableau for most of the show. In Happy Hunting Ground, the choreography consists mostly of jogging up and down the stage.

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    Case closed

    Guru, Muantawan Viboonnun, Published on 24/06/2016

    » The Wolfpack has howled its way to victory in the HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition 2016 in Hong Kong, bringing home the 1st-runner up award, being the first Thai team to have won such an honour. Wolfpack is a team of four Thammasat University students, led by 21-year-old BBA senior Pakapol "Max" Thangthongchin. Prior to this success, Pakapol was also the winner of the recent L'Oreal Marketing Plan Competition 2016. Schooled in Singapore in his teens, Pakapol has mastered the art of self-discipline and being goal-oriented at a young age. Guru chats with the young rising star about his recent win and beyond.

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