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    Asian authors shine

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 22/06/2015

    » Death is a fascinating subject for many books, essays and reflections. We remember Sogyal Rinpoche's trailblazing The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying, he himself a Tibetan monk, perhaps presenting an interesting contrast to this new book on death penned by an unlikely author, Satish Modi, an industrial mogul of India.

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    Urban, yet green

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 08/06/2015

    » What do people do when visiting Siam Square? At Bangkok's nucleus of youth culture and weekend activity, some naturally think of shopping, while others consider the area a top choice for meeting friends or having a first date.

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    Encroaching on villagers' rights

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 07/01/2015

    » As a New Year's gift, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has promised to return happiness to the people by giving 53,000 rai of state land to landless villagers. On paper, it looks like a generous present.

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    Heating up the rhetoric

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 27/08/2014

    » Last week, not long before he was taken into custody by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), consumer activist Ittiboon Onwongsa looked totally free from worries as he sealed parcels of pamphlets with duct tape. The 20 boxes were to be transported to Songkhla province in time for the Aug 19 start of a 950km protest walk from Hat Yai all the way to Bangkok.

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    Visual impact

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 28/08/2014

    » Thanachot Wisuttismarn, founder of Infographic (Thailand), seems to agree with the old adage "A picture is worth a thousand words".

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    Texts well-travelled

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 21/07/2014

    » Theeraparb Lohitkun is a non-fiction writer, respected photographer and the recipient of last year’s Sriburapha Award, which recognises artists in the literary field. When he travels, he packs trip-related reading materials, such as maps, guidebooks and academic texts about the history and culture of his destination.

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    A golden opportunity for change

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 04/06/2014

    » Everything that glitters is gold, but not for villagers at Ban Na Nong Bong, who live at the edge of a gold mine in Loei province. Since Thung Kham arrived to extract gold in 2003, villagers have complained that the company is poisoning its water source and farmland and harming their health.

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    The professional interviewer

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 28/04/2014

    » Columnist and writer Worapoj Panpong’s nickname as “The Interviewer” is one that fellow writers and magazine journalists have given him, and one that he cherishes.

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    Writer with a conscience

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 12/05/2014

    » Chalermsak Ngamngarm, who has written books addressing social problems and different forms of bureaucratic corruption, has a fitting nickname. His friends and fans call him the Nai Amphur Nak Kien (District Chief Writer).

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    The wordy wife

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 19/05/2014

    » If you know the name “Sidaoruang”, you might already be reaching middle age. If you are younger or non-Thai, knowing the name probably means you are passionate about local literature, especially Wannakam Puea Chevit (Literature For Life), a genre of Thai books conceived in the 1970s that addresses the plight of farmers, social injustice and class struggle in Thai society.

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