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    In the hot seat

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 15/07/2014

    » Forty-seven-year-old Bee’s chronic insomnia has somewhat subsided since the coup d’état in May, which brought to an end political unrest and much-awaited peace in the Kingdom.


    Let There Be (En) Light (enment)

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 15/07/2014

    » Some of you may be feeling like you have to give up your weekend bar-hopping since today is Asarnha Bucha Day and tomorrow is Buddhist Lent Day (never thought these holy days would appear on our sin-filled pages, did you?). Instead of giving you tips for being ordained into monkhood or what kind of animal to release to gain the most merit, we want to help you nurture your spirituality with our selection of peace-loving havens that can be found right here in Bangkok. We also have other cool ways to make merit without having to get up super early to give alms to Buddhist monks. May the inner peace be with you.


    Co-working communities

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 20/06/2014

    » Bangkok has many options of co-working spaces for freelancers, start-ups and small companies and their number is on the rise. Two such places — Hive and Ma:D — opened last month while one more — Street67 — is on the way.


    Pop culture explosion

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 09/05/2014

    » Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers will invade Bangkok this weekend! And no, we’re not saying that as a side effect of the Star Wars marathon we went on to celebrate Star Wars Day (May 4) or the announcement of the Star Wars: Episode VII cast. It’s because Thailand Comic Con 2014 is taking place from today until Sunday (May 9-11) at Siam Paragon and the arch-villain and his soldiers will make an appearance there. This week, to help you embrace your inner geek (we all have one — don’t be in denial), we present what you can expect from the pop culture event along with other ways to geek out in Bangkok.


    Adfest a great success in Pattaya

    Life, Published on 17/03/2014

    » From the revered bard as Victorian headphones to a disgruntled pig at a sink, advertising creativity, humour and inventiveness was celebrated at the recent Adfest held last week in Pattaya.


    Playing with contradictions

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 28/11/2013

    » Despite their metallic grey sheen, their shapes and details clearly indicated their roots _ khon. Looking closer, however, and instead of the usual full, growling faces of the khon demons, the cheeks and eyes of these masks designed by Anuthep Potchprasart resembled those of a skeleton. The first few notes plucked from the traditional Chinese guqin zither unfolded an ominous blanket over the show.


    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.


    Key to the future

    Muse, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 26/01/2013

    » Keith Wecker's years of experience in education - both in Thailand and overseas - make him a respected figure within academic circles.


    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.


    Thai buddhism in the next decade

    Life, Phra Paisal Visalo, Published on 07/02/2012

    » Ten years ago, some observers were voicing doubts about whether the increasing popularity of meditation retreats among the middle class would just be a passing fad. What we are witnessing today has shown that the meditation retreats are still growing and steadily expanding into all sectors of the middle class.

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