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  • LIFE

    Of the gay people, for the gay people

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 04/11/2016

    » Utain Boonorana has been known among his readers as "Mor Tud" or, "the gay doctor". A medical professional by trade, Utain spends his free time penning books about gay romance. His latest novel is Kue Ter Nai Hua Jai (You're In My Mind), published by Hyacint, a publishing house dedicated to LGBT literature, released this month.

  • LIFE

    Live your dreams

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 16/05/2016

    » Cuba, a socialist country with breathtaking Spanish colonial architecture, exceptionally fine music and superior cigars, is finally getting the world's attention it so deserves. Restored diplomacy with the US is putting the country among the top tourist destinations. Cuba was given a further boost when US President Barack Obama made a state visit in March and Karl Lagerfeld staged a fashion show in Havana earlier this month by turning the leafy Paseo del Prado boulevard into an extravagant catwalk. Not to be left behind, Thai hoteliers recently went to Havana to ink a deal to open a high-end complex.

  • LIFE

    History not as advertised

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 29/06/2015

    » Non-fiction historical books are becoming more and more popular among Thai readers. The latest report from Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand (Pubat) stated that there was a rise in sales of books with historical subjects, while figures for self-help and dhamma literature were going down.

  • THAILAND

    The subtle art of negotiation with people across cultures

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 16/07/2018

    » In January, as the young North Korean president Kim Jong-un relentlessly pressed on with nuclear missile tests, Tim Cullen, an associate fellow of the Said Business School at the University of Oxford and an expert on negotiation wrote an article "Negotiations with North Korea could eventually succeed".

  • OPINION

    Regime push for 'Thainess' turns sinister

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 26/01/2018

    » "Thainess", or <i>Thai Niyom</i>, has become the moniker attached to the latest fad of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his government. First, the premier floated the idea of "Thai-style democracy", on Children's Day.

  • BUSINESS

    Open economy evangelist

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 14/08/2017

    » New Zealand has long been known for kiwi fruit, lamb and the invincible All Blacks, the fearsome national rugby team. But in the global economic sphere, the country is also known as a champion of open economies and free trade. Last year, the country was rated the world's second-best place to do business by Forbes magazine. That helps confirm its reputation in the field of trade -- and explains why the British government chose a New Zealander to head its post-Brexit trade negotiating team.

  • BUSINESS

    Great expectations

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 02/10/2017

    » Joanne Kua, the young chief executive officer of KSK Group Berhad, is typical of the next generation of family business leaders. After pursuing a successful career beyond her native Malaysia, she has returned home determined to leave her mark, yet is aware of the need to prove herself.

  • OPINION

    Real life can't really mimic the movies

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 23/05/2016

    » In the final scene of the Oscar-winning road movie, Thelma & Louise, the two desperate housewives and fugitives look at one another and hold hands. "Let us keep going." "What do you mean?" "Go!" "You sure?" Then, they hit the gas of the 1966 Ford Thunderbird convertible classic and fly off the cliff.

  • LIFE

    Crowdfunders serve as architect's artistic influence

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 01/08/2016

    » Architect Yanyong Boon-Long is a unique voice in the Thai design community through his creative use of space and innovation aiming at improving or even solving social problems. He has been involved in a project that installs solar roofs for a low-income canal community. His research funded by Rockefeller Foundation also inspired the authorities to connect Bangkok's canals with Metro Rapid Transit (MRT) transit stations.

  • WORLD

    Myanmar up-close and personal

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 22/03/2016

    » 'Welcome to the Guesthouse. The small space is made to set you free from anxiety. But first you need to leave your old perceptions behind. You need to open your mind for new memories," says Kyaw Luck, a guide for the exhibition "Myanmar Up-Close", which opened last week at Museum Siam.

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